Mr. Anil Xavier - President

Mr. Anil Xavier is a practicing lawyer since 1991. He has been involved in multi-party complex civil / business / commercial / corporate mediations and arbitrations. He is an APCAM International Certified Arbitrator, APCAM International Certified Mediator and an IMI Certified Mediator.

He is the Chairman of Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) and a member of the Independent Standards Commission and Ethics Committee of International Mediation Institute (IMI), at the Hague, Netherlands. Was a Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute of the Hamline University School of Law, USA and an International Accredited Negotiator and Mediator of ADR Chambers UK, affiliated with the Civil Mediation Council (UK). He is the Chairman of the Accreditation Integration Committee of the Asian Mediation Association, to prepare mediation guidelines for AMA Member countries. He is nominated as member of the 3-member IMI Certification Committee of the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India – Committee is chaired by Mr. Justice R.F. Nariman and the other member is Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra, Judges of the Supreme Court.

Empanelled as International Accredited Mediator of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Singapore and the Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC) of the Chamber of Commerce, Italy. Empanelled as Senior Mediation Expert (International Mediator & Trainer) with the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, set up by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC) and Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto, Japan and as Senior International Mediation Expert with the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute, Hong Kong. He is empanelled as International certified arbitrator and mediator with APCAM Centres in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and Nepal. He is empanelled as an International Arbitrator with Newton Arbitration, London and as an Arbitrator with the High Court of Kerala, India.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Afghanistan Centre for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR) and Advisory Council of Global Mediators Network, UK. He is nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioner in the field of ADR by Who’s Who Legal, London, UK, consecutively from 2016 onwards.

He is the Vice President of the India International ADR Association (IIADRA) and Executive Committee member of the ADR Law Section of the Indian National Bar Association (INBA). He is the Vice President (International Affiliations) of “Mediators India”, an association of Indian Mediators and Member of the Indian Arbitration Forum.

Was instrumental in developing Community Mediation Service by IIAM and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of People’s Mediation Society, for forming People’s Mediation Centres in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu. He is the editor of “The Indian Arbitrator” of IIAM and member of the Editorial Board of “ADR World”, e-magazine of the India International ADR Association. His articles and papers have been published in various national and international publications and journals. He has presented papers in various international Conferences and Symposiums, including the USA, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Seoul - South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Srilanka etc.

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International Mediation Institute, The Hague
Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore
Florence International Mediation Chamber, Italy
Newton Arbitration, London
Global Mediators, UK
INBA, India

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