ILSCA – PACT Workshop on ADR Methods @ ILS Law College, Pune [Jan 20-23]: Register by Jan 10


About the Workshop

ILS Centre for Arbitration (ILSCA) in association with Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT) is organizing a four day workshop on “Mediation and Principles of Domestic & International Arbitration”.  This workshop will provide participants with core mediation skills and hands-on experience through a variety of simulations.

The first two days of workshop – 20 and 21 January 2018 are dedicated to training in Arbitration and its core skills.

The next two days – 22 and 23 January 2018 are fixed for Mediation training sessions.

Resource Persons

  1. Sahil Kanuga, Advocate, Senior Associate, Nishith Desai Associates, (Mumbai).
  2. Tejas Karia, Advocate, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi
  3. Thomas P. Valenti, International Trainer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney (USA).
  4. Catherine Davidson, Trainer for the Australian Disputes Centre and head of Catherine Davidson Mediation Services (CDMS).
  5. Jonathan Rodrigues, Accredited Mediator at IIAM, Commercial Mediator trained under the aegis Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).
  6. Pascal Comvalius, IMI Certified Mediator, A MFN registered mediator in Holland.

Structure of the Workshop

Day One-20th January 2018 (Saturday)

Session 1: Introduction to Basic Principles of Domestic Arbitration
Session 2: Validity of Excepted Matters and Exclusion Clauses
Session 3: Impact of the 2015 Amendment and Sri Krishna Committee Report on Statutory Arbitrations. Prospective applicability of Section 26 of the 2015 Amendment Act.
Resource Person: Sahil Kanuga

Day Two-21st January 2018(Sunday)

Session 1: Introduction to Basic Principles of International Commercial Arbitration.
Session 2: Application of UNIDROIT Principles /International Conventions to International Commercial Arbitrations as Substantive Law Governing the Contract.
Session 3: Impact of the 2015 Amendment on International Commercial Arbitrations.
Resource Person: Tejas Karia

Day Three – 22nd January 2018(Monday)

Session 1:

  • ‘Introduction to the Conflict: Nature and Responses’
  • ‘Different ways of approaching conflict’
  • Resource Person: Thomas P. Valenti and Jonathan Rodrigues

Session 2:

  • ‘Communication Techniques and Tools in Negotiation’
  •  ‘Communication Tools in Negotiation’
  • Resource Person: Catherine Davidson

Session 3:

  • ‘Negotiation 101’
  • Resource Person: Pascal Comvalius

Session 4:

  • Real Life Role Play 1
  • Resource Person: All four Trainers

Session 5:

  • Preparing for a Negotiation Session
  • Resource Person: Thomas P. Valenti

Session 6:

  • Group Activity
  • Resource Person: Anchored by All four Trainers

Day Four – 23rd January 2018(Tuesday)

Session 7:

  • ‘Dealing with Difficult Negotiators’
  • Resource Person: Pascal Comvalius

Session 8:

  • ‘Mediation 101: The Basics and the Process’
  • Resource Person: Catherine & Jonathan

Session 9:

  • ‘Role of Lawyers in Mediation’
  • Resource Person: Jonathan Rodrigues

Session 10:

  • Real Life Role Play 2-Practical Simulation
  • Resource Person: Anchored by all four Trainers

Session 11:

  • Mediator’s role in Facilitating Conversation
  • Resource Person: Thomas P. Valenti

Session 12:

  • How to take away the Best from a CDR Session
  • Resource Person: Catherine & Pascal

Session 13:

  • Real Life Role Play 3-Practical Simulation
  • Resource Person: All four Trainers

Registration procedure

  1. Registration fee is inclusive of certificates, reading material and lunch and tea (for the entire workshop). Please note that accommodation will not be provided. ILS Students: Rs 2500/- + GST (18%); Non-ILS Students: Rs3500/- + GST (18%); Professionals – Rs. 5000/- GST (18%)
  2. Registrations start from November 25, 2017. In order to register for the Workshop, kindly click this link.
  1. When, once your registration is complete with the appropriate and correct details, you shall receive a confirmation email from the OC through the Official email id of the Workshop ( with the link required to make the payment.
  2. Please note that the Payment link will expire and the slot revoked if the payment is not made within 5 days from the day the Participant receives the link from the Organizing Committee. Payment once made is not refundable. In case of Slot revocation, the next waitlisted candidate will receive the confirmation mail and the instructions for payment.
  3. The last date of registration is January 10, 2018. Register at the earliest possible; as the seats are limited to only 80. (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS).
  4. Note: The fee does not include accommodation. Accommodation will not be provided for participants.

Payment Instructions

Payment can be made online. The payment link will be sent to the given email id at the registration portal.

Please check the email id provided at the time of registration for the confirmation of the slot and the link for the Payment from the Organizing Committee. Further instructions to make payment will be sent through email provided.

Submit the hard copy of the Payment Receipt at the time of Workshop.

The participants will be awarded three certificates:

  1. One certificate for Mediation Workshop;
  2. One Certificate for Training
  3. One Certificate for Arbitration Workshop.

(Attendance is compulsory for all the sessions; otherwise certificates shall not be awarded.)

Important Dates

  • Registration Starts from: November 25, 2017
  • Deadline for Payment of Fees: 5 days from the delivery of Confirmation mail
  • Last Date to Register: January 10, 2018


Student Coordinators:

  • Ziauddin Sherkar; Ph: 8551900990; Email:
  • Silvan Jasper; Ph: 9959597467; Email:
  • Khyati Mehrotra; Ph: 9821009179; Email:

Faculty Coordinators:

  • Mrs. Sathya Narayan, Ms. Anwita Dinkar; Ph: 020 25676866

Official Email ID (for communications, queries and requests):

For details, visit the official website link given here or download the brochure given here
For updates, follow the event Facebook page given here.


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