Chandigarh, November 9, 2019: The final leg of the ‘2nd Justice A.S.Anand Mediation and Negotiation Competition, 2019, organised by the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University took place on Saturday.
The day commenced with the Semi Final rounds, in which the Top 4 teams ranked highest in the Quarter Finals confronted each other in a forty- five minute mediation session. The rounds were graced by distinguished advocates and senior mediators of the Punjab
and Haryana High Court. The participating teams showcased their absolute best, and gave each other a run for their money.
The ‘Top 2’ teams qualified for the much awaited Finals and had the privilege to then compete in the presence of Honourable Justice Sudhir Mittal and Senior Advocate Atul Lakhanpal of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The proposition was based on an international dispute between the CEO’s of two leading technology companies of the world, along with their respective government authorities.The rounds were truly illustrative of the momentum that the field of arbitration and mediation has gained in today’s time. The team from NLSUI,
Bangalore won the ‘Best Negotiating Pair’ award and the mediator from Rayat Bahara University was adjudged the ‘Best Mediator’.
The valedictory ceremony was also marked by the launch of the book “on The Electoral System: Democracy, Laws and Issues” edited by Prof. Rattan Singh and Dr. Shruti Bedi, which was released by Justice Sudhir Mittal. The event was a great success and it helped promote the idea of mediation as an alternate remedy for dispute resolution, now and in the near future.