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International Mediation Conference ~ Social Justice Through Mediation ~ Day 1 ~ Inaugural Ceremony

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Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judge @Supreme Court of India
Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud is a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was previously the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court (October 2013 – May 2016) and a judge of the Bombay High Court (March 2000 – October 2013). He joined the Bombay Bar after obtaining an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. Justice Chandrachud graduated with a BA (Honours) in Economics from St Stephens’s College, Delhi. He completed his LL. B from Delhi University. During his career as a lawyer, he was visiting Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Mumbai and taught International Law at the University of Oklahoma. He was designated as a Senior Advocate (1998) and was Additional Solicitor General for India (1998-2000).
Hon'ble Athita Komindr
Head @UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP)
Hon'ble Athita Komindr is Head of the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP), managing technical assistance and capacity building programming available to over 50 States in Asia and the Pacific in key areas of commercial law, including dispute resolution, MSMEs, international contract practices, sale of goods, electronic commerce, transport, insolvency, international payments, secured transactions, and procurement. In that capacity, she coordinates with Governments and international and regional organizations with respect to trade law reform activities aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph
Lok Ayukta ( Ombudsman) of the State of Kerala, Honorary Chairman of BIMACC and former Judge Supreme Court of India
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph is the Honorary Chairman of BIMACC. He is presently the Lok Ayukta (Ombudsman) of the State of Kerala. A law graduate from Government Law College, Trivandrum, was admitted to the Bar in 1968 and practised in Kottayam and Kerala High Court. He held the office of Additional Advocate General, and on 6th July 1994, he was appointed as Judge of Kerala High Court. On 7th July 2008, he got elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court. Before that, he was a judge of Delhi High Court, Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court and Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. R. Bannurmath
Chairman of the Karnataka State Law Commission, Honorary Vice-Chairman of BIMACC and former Chief Justice of Kerala
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. R. Bannurmath is a Science and Law. In 1979 he started independent practice in Belgaum dealing in various branches of law. After moving to Bangalore, he predominantly practiced in Criminal and Constitutional cases in Karnataka High Court and appeared regularly in India's Supreme Court. In 1990, he was appointed as an Additional State Public Prosecutor, and in 1994 he was appointed as State Public Prosecutor. In June 1997, he was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Karnataka. Justice Bannurmath has rendered hundreds of landmark judgments in all branches of law, including the Haseena case or acid victim case. He not only sentenced the accused to imprisonment for life but also ordered the accused to pay monetary compensation to the victim, a first of it kind order in the country and directed the Govt. to implement a scheme framed by him for such acid victims, including medical and monitory help, rehabilitation etc.
Co-founder and Honorary Director @BIMACC
Mr. B. C. THIRUVENGADAM (Thiru) is a lawyer since 1983. He has degrees in Commerce and Law from Bangalore University and an Intermediate Degree in Chartered Accountancy. He is a Patent Agent of the Government of India and a Certified U.S. Patent Process Prosecutor from Sunnyvale, California; He is a Certified Mediator by ISDL San Francisco and High Court of Karnataka. Thiru is a specialist in several areas of commercial law, including Corporate, IPR, Banking, Energy and Insolvency. As an arbitrator and mediator, he has resolved several domestic and cross-border disputes. He was involved in establishing several courts annexed mediation centres in India - including Bangalore Mediation Centre. He has trained thousands of mediators, including lawyers, including sitting judges of the High Court and Supreme Court, company secretaries and chartered accountants in India and abroad. He is featured in the prestigious Lexis Nexis “100 Legal Luminaries of India"