Prathamesh D Popat
Prachi Mediation Chambers

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Description of Practice

LEADR Accredited & IMI Certified Mediator. Empanelled Mediator at the Bombay High Court and several institutions/organisations.Practicing as lawyer (Counsel); Mediator and Conciliator; Basic & Advanced Mediation Trainer; ADR Consultant and Advisor ( Mediation Counsel to parties in Mediation).

Professional Background

Prathamesh started practice as a Counsel at the Bombay High Court in the Chambers of Senior Counsel Aspandiar P Chinoy after being admitted to the Bar in 1991. While initially appearing only in Courts and Tribunals, his practice has become more focused on ADR mechanisms. He has been appointed as Arbitrator in Ad Hoc as also in Institutional Arbitrations, either as Sole Arbitrator or as a member of an Arbitral Tribunal.Prathamesh had his first brush with the Mediation movement in India when he attended the mediation & ADR conference conducted as a joint initiative of the governments of Australia & India.

After the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code to introduce court-annexed ADR, on observing a mediation training in 2001, he arranged & participated in a training in 2002 at the Indian Merchants’ Chamber in Mumbai.

He also attended several mediation trainings and related events in India, including those organised by the Bombay High Court. He proceeded to Europe in 2003 and thereafter to Australia for further and advanced trainings in mediation.

He received Accreditation as Mediator from LEADR, Australia around 2007 and was later on also Certified as a Mediator by IMI.


Besides doing private mediations, on being empaneled as a Mediator by the Bombay High Court, Prathamesh also mediates Court-Annexed Mediation cases in India.Prathamesh has undergone the Train-the-Trainer’s training from several experienced trainers from different jurisdictions and conducts Introductory, Basic and Advanced Mediation Workshops from time to time on invitation of Courts, institutions, business houses and chambers of commerce. For a few years, he was also a faculty member for the Mediation Trainings conducted for senior lawyers, jointly by the High Court of Bombay and the Mumbai University.

Though having undergone considerable mediation trainings across five continents, Prathamesh continues taking a variety of trainings periodically in different jurisdictions across the globe.

Prathamesh practices as a Lawyer, Mediator/Conciliator, Trainer, ADR Consultant as also as an Advisor (Counsel in Mediation).


B.A.; LL.B


Dates Trainer(s) Title
23/04/2018 IOA selected Faculty Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice course – 20 hours
23/04/2017 Barbara Manousso Elder & Adult Care Mediation Course – 20 hours
06/30/2016 IICA Faculty Civil & Commercial Mediation – 40 hours
10/16/2015 Rita S. Pollak, MA, JD and Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT Moving From Self to Community: in Self-Awareness, Ability, Influence – 6 hours
10/15/2015 Julia A. McAninch, PsyD; Louise E. Livesay-Al, JD and Kris A. Algert, JD Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Groups – 6 hours
10/03/1015 ABA selected Faculty Negotiation Institute – 7+ hours
09/11/2014 Stephanie Bell, et al Mediating The Litigated Case – 40 hours
05/07/2014 SMC selected Faculty Strategic Conflict Management For Professionals II – 18 hours
09/27/2013 JAMS selected Faculty Commercial Mediation Training – 12 hours
06/28/2013 Chuck Doran Train The Trainer Institute – 14 hours
06/14/2013 Lela P Love, et al Mediation & Other Methods To Foster Democratic Dialogue – 35 hours
10/12/2012 Robert Collins – NYPeace Institute Divorce Mediation Training – 20 hours
00/07/2007 David A Hoffman & Erica Ariel Fox, et al Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative – 50+ hours
28/09/2004 Forrest (Woody) Mosten Developing Advanced Mediation Strategies
00/05/2003 Pepperdine – Peter Robinson, et al ADR Tour of Europe
00/04/2003 LEADR – Nina Harding & Anne Kelly Sutherland Mediation Workshop
22/04/2019 Ken Cloke Spring Mediation Training 2019 – 32 hours
26/7/2019 Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, et al Mediating Online – 20 hours
05/22/2020 Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler Online Family Mediation Training – 20 hours


Facilitative, Evaluative


Upon Request

Other Information

Founder: Professional Resolutionary, Academic & Conflict Handling Initiatives ( Prachi ); Prachi Mediation ChambersConvenor: Task-Force for ODR, Indian Merchants’ Chamber;

Chairman: Mediation & Conciliation Committee, Indian Merchants’ Chamber.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Family
  • General
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Technology
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator


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