Online Certificate Course on ‘ADR: Arbitration and Mediation’ (August 10, 2024 – October 10, 2024)

Are you looking to further your career in arbitration and mediation but don’t know where to start? This online certificate course by Lawctopus could be the perfect place to start.

Why this Course

Here’s what Akanksha Mishra, Head of Lawctopus Law School, who was closely involved in developing this course, has to say:

When I was in law school, I was very passionate about arbitration and mediation, and I wanted to build my career in this field. However, upon entering the practical field, I realized that my basic knowledge of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and mediation principles was not enough for me to understand the procedures before tribunals and courts. 

In fact, I did not know anything about the essential documents involved in these proceedings, and I struggled a lot in my career.

At this point, I realized that possessing a foundational and practical understanding of arbitration and mediation procedures, as well as drafts, is crucial before entering the real world.

Hence, to spare you from undergoing similar challenges and significantly expedite your career advancement, Lawctopus Law School has designed a comprehensive course on ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation’. 

The course covers all arbitration procedures and delves into the intricate details of drafting essential documents such as Statements of Claim, Statements of Defence, Awards, Applications for interim relief, Applications for the appointment of arbitrators, Applications for setting aside arbitral awards, Mediation Agreements, etc.

I urge you not to miss this invaluable opportunity to gain practical insights before embarking on internships or entering the job market. Hurry up and register!

Course Developers and Faculty of this Course

  1. Amarjit Singh Chandiok, Senior Advocate

Mr. Amarjeet Singh Chandhiok is a former Additional Solicitor General of India, a living legend in the field of law, and currently a practicing Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. Mr. Chandhiok was a member of ICC Arbitral Tribunals for various international arbitrations. He also represented the Indian Government in the Enron Arbitration in London.

Mr. Chandhiok is a Member of the Russian Centre for Dispute Resolution of the BRICS Forum; President, Maadhyam International Council for Conflict Resolution; Member, London Court of International Arbitration; Member, Indian Council of Arbitration; Accredited Mediator of Singapore International Mediation Institute. 

Amarjeet sir has also been a former Principal Counsel, European Union Commission, was the President of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) for six terms, and President-Elect, The Bar Association of India.

  1. Vijay Purohit

Vijay Purohit is the Partner at P&A Law Offices and has close to 15 years of experience in appearing before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, tribunals, arbitral tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities in India. Vijay completed his B.A.LL.B (Hons.) degree in the year 2009 from the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), one of the national law schools in India. He specialises in domestic and international commercial arbitration and has been a part of several ad-hoc arbitrations and arbitration related litigation matters, as well as institutional arbitrations involving, as an illustration, the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Purohit is a ‘Fellow’ of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) as well as the International Bar Association (IBA). Vijay is also a Permanent Member of the Bombay Bar Association (BBA), one of the oldest Bar Associations in India. He was recognised as one of India’s top lawyers under the age of 40 by the Legal Era magazine in the year 2023.

In relation to the subject arbitration between UpHealth Holdings, Inc.  and Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Limited and other Respondents, Vijay appeared before the Emergency Arbitrator as well as the fully constituted Tribunal as a part of the team from P&A Law Offices representing UpHealth as co-counsel along with DLA Piper. Vijay has appeared as a counsel, along with designated ‘Senior Counsel’ (equivalent to the King’s Counsel in the UK) in almost all the proceedings that were initiated or are ongoing in connection with the arbitration as is evident inter Alia by the various order-sheets/orders passed by courts in India. Vijay has full understanding and knowledge of the proceedings that are ongoing in India including proceedings before the Calcutta High Court, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at Kolkata, the Rajarhat Commercial Court, and the Registrar of Companies (RoC) at Kolkata.

  1. Faizan Mithaiwala

Faizan M. Mithaiwala is a qualified lawyer in India, enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from K.C. College and Wilson College, followed by an L.L.B. from Rizvi Law College, Mumbai.

Faizan is currently a Principal Associate at P&A Law Offices. With six years of experience, he has appeared and assisted in cases before the Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, and other courts in Maharashtra.

His primary focus is on arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation. Faizan has been involved in several ad-hoc arbitrations and an institutional arbitration. He is also experienced in invoking the writ jurisdiction of the Bombay High Court and handling cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, amongst other commercial disputes.

  1. Abhishek Gupta 

Advocate Abhishek Gupta graduated from Campus Law Center, Delhi in 2016 and was an Associate at Luthra and Luthra from 2016-2018

He  possess a strong background and rich experience in Arbitration, Complex Contract Litigation, Competition Law, Electricity Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Service and Labour Laws, having appeared in a host of cases before the SC, Delhi High Court, and other Courts and Tribunals in/outside Delhi, including Arbitration Tribunals comprising retired Chief Justices of India, Judges of the SC and High Courts.

He is a panel lawyer for National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), and other private/public entities.

His writings have appeared in various newspapers and online portals such as the Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Bar and Bench, Live Law, Latest Laws, Swarajya Magazine, The Daily Guardian etc.

  1. Gourav Mohanty –

Gourav Mohanty is an accomplished dispute resolution lawyer renowned for his extensive experience and expertise in handling complex arbitration cases across various sectors especially in enforcing arbitral awards before courts. Before being an independent practitioner, he worked as a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM).

With a profound understanding of both domestic and international arbitration laws, he has successfully represented clients in high-stakes disputes, securing favorable outcomes through strategic litigation and negotiation.

He has published numerous articles on arbitration in legal journals and reputed blogs, and is a member of Young International Arbitration Group. His dedication has positioned him as a trusted advisor in the ADR community.

  1. Aditya Aryan

Aditya Aryan, a trained mediator from ‘ADR ODR International’ recognised by IMI, SIMI, and CMC UK graduated from ICFAI Dehradun and has had a stellar record in the area of Mediation, and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). 

He completed another 40-hour mediation training from ‘YCM & Mediation Initiative’ in Association with Khaitan & Co, FCDR, Prachi Mediation, AMP, and Crek ODR. He has also assessed over a dozen Mediation and Negotiation Competitions of repute including those by ICC, CDRC, NLS, GLC, among others.

He has worked for YCM Gurgaon as an Assistant Trainer and is a Young Member at International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, International Mediation Institute (IMI), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and at International Council for Commercial Arbitration

About Lawctopus Law School

Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of practical skills to over 14,000+ law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people. Over 1000 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 92.6/100. Our online courses are ‘warm’ learning experiences!

At LLS, our courses are developed by subject matter experts (practitioners and academicians) and these courses are a mix of:

  • Rigorously researched reading modules
  • Recorded lectures by Industry Experts
  • Weekly live sessions for clearing of doubts
  • Practical assignments that mirror real-life assignments, with personal feedback
  • Special Modules, Add-on career webinars, and;
  • The now famous ‘warmth and care’ of LLS

Structure and Timeline of this Course

Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail containing course access details.

The batch will begin from 10th July, 2024 with a live ‘Orientation Session’ which will tell you how to gain full value out of the course. You can expect to receive the schedule for the live sessions by 8th July 2024!

After the orientation session, you will have weekly live sessions with industry experts. 

The weekly live sessions happen in the evenings on weekdays or Sundays so that students and professionals can easily attend the classes without impacting their studies or work.

Module 1: Introduction to Arbitration

  • Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Introduction to Arbitration
  • Types of Arbitration 
  • Overview of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act and the recent amendments
  • Everything about the Arbitration Agreement
  • Structure, powers and functions of Arbitral Tribunal
  • Role of Courts in Arbitration

Module 2: Dispute Resolution at Grass Root Level

  • All about Lok Adalats
  • All about Nyaya Panchayat
  • All about Legal Aid
  • Preventive and Strategic legal aid

Module 3: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (In an Arbitral Tribunal)

  • Power of court to refer the parties to arbitration
  • Entire procedure of arbitration proceeding 
  • When does the arbitration process commence? (section 21)
  • Interim reliefs sought from arbitral tribunal (section 17)
  • Extension of time limit for conclusion of arbitration process (Section 29A)
  • How to draft a Statement Of Claim? (Practical share-screen video)
  • How to draft a Statement Of Defense? (Practical share-screen video)
  • Quantum analysis in arbitration claims
  • How to write an Award? (Practical share-screen video)

Module 4: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (In Court)

  • How to draft an Application for appointment of Arbitrator (Section 11)? (Practical share-screen video)
  • How to draft an Application for interim relief before court (Section 9)? (Practical share-screen video)
  • How to draft an Application for setting aside an Arbitral Award (Section 34)? (Practical share-screen video)
  • How to execute an Arbitral Award (Section 36)? (Practical share-screen video)
  • Where and how can the Award be challenged?
  • How to draft an Arbitral Appeal (Section 37)? (Practical share-screen video)

Module 5:  International Commercial Arbitration

  • Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration
  • Key concepts in ICA, Party Autonomy, Kompetenz-Kompetenz, Confidentiality, Evidence, and Conflict (IBA Rules on Evidence and Conflict – disqualification of arbitrators including rulings).
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in India (New York Convention and Geneva Convention)
  • How to draft an arbitration clause in an international agreement? (Practical share-screen video)
  • Landmark judgments

Module 6: Introduction to Mediation

  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Different types of Mediation
  • Kinds of cases that can/cannot be Mediated?
  • Stages of Mediation

Module 7: Becoming an Effective Mediator

  • How to draft a Mediation Agreement? Validity of Mediation Agreements
  • Skills of Efficient Mediators
  • Psychology of Conflict
  • Mediation at a Global Level
  • Landmark Judgments
  • Career Opportunities in Arbitration and Mediation

6 Unique Elements of this Course

1. Well-researched, practical, and detailed Reading Resources drafted and reviewed by Experts

2. Recorded lectures by experts

3. Weekly live sessions by people who have been there and done that!

4. Compilation of a list of landmark judgments

5. Sample drafts of all applications and documents

6. Compulsory practical assignments

How will this course help you?

  • This course will teach you the practical aspects of ADR, Arbitration, International Arbitration and Mediation.
  • Learn about the entire arbitration and mediation procedures.
  • Learn to draft the essential documents and applications required for an excellent arbitration and mediation practice.
  • Get access to sample drafts of all these documents and applications.
  • Familiarize yourself with landmark judgments/cases pertaining to arbitration and mediation.
  • It will save at least 2 years of your legal career! You’d have learned what a lawyer learns after 2 years of practice in 2 months.
  • Law students will be able to ace ADR-related internships.
  • Lawyers will be able to kickstart their practice in the field of ADR
  • Arbitrators will be able to enhance their knowledge.

Who can enroll for this course?

  • Law students interested in the field of ADR
  • Young Corporate lawyers and litigators wanting to kickstart an ADR practice
  • Case Managers
  • Academicians who wish to bring a useful, practical angle to their classes
  • Anyone passionate to learn about Arbitration and Mediation

Course Fee

Rs. 7900/-

Process of Learning

  • Upon enrolment, you will get an email consisting of the course access details
  • Orientation session
  • Recorded video lectures
  • Practical share-screen recorded videos on drafting
  • Text-based reading modules
  • List of landmark cases
  • Online discussion forum for clearing your doubts
  • 2 compulsory assignments

Assignment and Certification

You will receive the certificate upon completing the assignment successfully. Please note that we are liberal in our marking and always give a second chance. What we want is a ‘sincere engagement’ from our learners.

Course Duration and Access

You’ll have access to this course for 4 months from the date of registration. 


If you have any queries regarding the course, please send an email to and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

Course Content

MODULE 1: Introduction to ADR and Arbitration

MODULE 3: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (Before Passing of Award)
Module 4: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (After Passing of Award)
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Course Includes

  • 37 Lessons

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Course Content

MODULE 1: Introduction to ADR and Arbitration
MODULE 3: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (Before Passing of Award)
Module 4: Arbitral Procedures and Drafting (After Passing of Award)

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