News & Events

15-23 February, 2023 (Online)

Are you interested to become a Professional Accredited Mediator? With the rise in the volume of business, dispute resolutions and enforcement have also increased. Mediation has become an undeniable part of the legal landscape. Domestic and international business community is increasingly incorporating mediation as the primary method of dispute resolution. A trained mediator guides the parties toward solutions that are workable and longstanding. Mediation has become a truly global profession, earning international recognition. The IIAM Mediator Training Program offers the opportunity to learn what is necessary to become an effective negotiator and a skilled mediator and also assist you to start your professional mediation practice through IIAM Affiliation.

The program is conducted online for 8 days (55 hours). You can also opt to do 40 hours (6 days) and add on the next 15 hours (2 days) later.

The next program is scheduled from Wednesday, 15th February to Thursday, 23rd February, 2023. Sunday, 19th February will be holiday. Timing will be from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

For details about the program, testimonials from previous participants, application form etc., Click here

22 February, 2023

APCAM Lecture Series is a new competency model learning program, that shines a spotlight on the important role of improving problem-solving skills, communication, increased focus on technology & innovation, innate technicalities etc. This will be a free online academic conversation conducted monthly.

The fourth APCAM Lecture will be conducted on the topic “Art of Cross-examination in International Mediation” ”. The speaker for the topic will be Mr. Francis Xavier S.C, Arbitrator: Regional Head of Dispute Resolution Group at Rajah & Tann LLP. The program is scheduled on 22nd February 2023 at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (India time – GMT +5.30)

For details about the Lecture series, see APCAM News & Events

March 2023

APCAM Webinar series is conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation, which will be held every month. The APCAM Webinar series will be a global tour of all jurisdictions, discussing about the ADR developments regionally and globally by the most reputed professionals and stakeholder from global jurisdictions.

The 11th APCAM Webinar will be conducted in March 2023. Watch this space for date and topic. .

For details about the webinar, see APCAM News & Events

March 2023

Mediation Advocacy is becoming popular as a global profession, where the jurisdiction to practice is beyond borders and a comprehensive professional exposure to mediation advocacy is considered necessary to engage in a specialized and high-quality corporate law practice. Law firms and General Counsels benefit from the expertise of mediation advocacy skills. Mediation Advocacy/Consultancy Division has become the new global trend. The program offers the opportunity to learn what is necessary to become a skilled mediation adviser/advocate. The Mediation Advocacy Program is a joint program by IIAM and SCMA, which offers the opportunity to learn what is necessary to become a skilled mediation adviser/advocate. Experienced and highly knowledgeable trainers introduce you to the theory and concepts that form the basis of mediation advocacy practice.

The program is conducted online extending 3 days. The next program is scheduled during February 2023. The timing will be from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. The dates will be announced shortly.

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6-7 May 2023

Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) has announced the 1st APCAM Summit during 6-7 May 2023 at New Delhi. Watch this page for updates!

APCAM Summit, an annual flagship conference, is hosted by all the APCAM Centres from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and Nepal. The Summit will bring together leading legal professionals and dispute resolution experts from across the world and Asia-Pacific region, providing participants a unique opportunity to explore and approach conflict resolution from a global mindset.

For details, see APCAM Summit

May, 2023 [Online]

The program provides knowledge and an appreciation of commercial arbitration and its role within the Indian legal system. The program will provide a solid foundation for participants to represent in Commercial Arbitration as an Arbitration Lawyer and as an Arbitrator.

The program is conducted online extending 4 days. The next program is scheduled during May, 2023. It will begin on Wednesday and end on Saturday. The timing will be from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. The exact dates will be announced soon.

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IIAM has been named the “Official Institutional Dispute Resolution Organization” for the Pravasi Conclave Trust (PCT), a representative body of all Pravasi organizations all over the world, like WMC, WMF, FOKANA, FOMA, GOPIO, etc. Now the non-resident Indians will have a centralized institution for resolution of their disputes by way of mediation or arbitration, from any part of the world.

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The official launch of Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) was conducted digitally on 6th August 2020. Mr. Justice R.F. Nariman, Judge, Supreme Court of India inaugurated APCAM. The APCAM Arbitration Rules were launched by Mr. Justice Neil McKerracher, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, APCAM Mediation Rules by Prof. Justice Chang-fa Lo, Former Justice, Constitutional Court of Taiwan, APCAM Accreditation Rules by Mr. Nopporn Bhoirung-siyakorn, Vice President of the Supreme Court of Thailand and APCAM website by Mr. Justice Anup Raj Sharma, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Nepal.

Felicitations were offered by Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Judge, Thailand, Hon. Clyde Croft, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, Prof. Dr. Mieke Komar, Former Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, Former Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, Mr. Justice Keshari Raj Pandit, Former Chief Judge, High Court of Nepal, Mr. Justice Takdir Rahmadi, Chair of the ADR Task Force, Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Justice Syed Kemal Shah Bokhary, Non-Permanent Judge, Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong, Dr. Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, Chairman, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, and Prof. Nadja Alexander, Member, Advisory Board of United Nations Global Mediation Panel, Singapore.

The inaugural program was broadcast live in Zoom, YouTube, Instagram and other social media and Live Law was the official media partner. The inaugural program was watched live by more than one million people all over the world. The program can be seen in the Gallery of APCAM website .

Seminars & Conferences

IIAM and APCAM conduct Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Law Lectures on topics of current legal importance related to ADR. This is to create awareness among professionals, corporates and public about the latest trends and development in the field of ADR.

IIAM and APCAM also conduct National and International Seminars in association with Academic or Industry partners on the subject of ADR or other related topics. IIAM also endorses programs related to ADR conducted by reputed organisations.

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