Last week saw a flurry of activity around the announcement that both houses of the Indian parliament had passed the Mediation Bill.
The text of the bill, as passed by parliament, is not available yet. What is available is the text of the bill as introduced in parliament nearly two years ago in 2021. This text sets out some important proposals on both when and how mediation should be used.

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Although the Indian Supreme Court has tackled some of the conflicts around the validity of arbitration clauses for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, clarity is still required on how such clauses should apply

In the second part of our discussion on the art of mediation with Sriram Panchu, renowned lawyer and pioneer of mediation in India, we discuss some of the most high profile cases he has mediated, including the Ayodhya Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid dispute and a decade old border dispute between the states of Assam and Nagaland. The discussion also moves on to explore how mediation can be used effectively in a range of matters, from corporate, family and international law.

In this episode of the Aarna Law podcast, based on extracts from a earlier webinar hosted by the Bangalore International Centre, Aarna Law managing partner Kamala Naganad is in conversation with renowned lawyer and mediator Sriram Panchu to discuss the evolution of Mediation as a successful dispute resolution mechanism. The discussion explores how mediation offers a different approach to dispute resolution, fostering a sense of healing and a non-judgemental kind of justice. It also explores the myriad applications of the mediation process emerging now to disputes ranging from corporate and family law to disputes between states, and even those between countries.