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Awareness Seminar on Mediation by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry [June 14, Mumbai]: Registrations Open

By: dgunhawk| 04 Jun 2019 5:07 PM

Centre for Mediation and Conciliation (Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is conducting an Awareness Seminar on Mediation: A Cost-Effective Tool for Resolution of Disputes for SMEs on June 14 at Mumbai.

About Centre for Mediation and Conciliation

Centre for Mediation and Conciliation (CMC) is an initiative of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the oldest operating chamber of commerce in India.

Based on a survey of corporates operating in India, the Chamber has received feedback that there is growing dissatisfaction among the business houses of India about the time and cost required in the resolution of commercial disputes and enforcement of final outcome.

Mediation – A Cost-Effective Tool for Resolution of Disputes for SMEs

SMEs in India are vulnerable in pursuing litigation arising out of commercial disputes, because of their limited financial strength. Mediation offers them a level playing field. Some of the recent developments and provisions aim at quicker dispute resolution for SMEs.

Section 12 A of The Commercial Courts (Pre Institution Mediation and Settlement) Ordinance 2018, prescribes mandatory Mediation before a party can approach a commercial court with a Suit.

Section 18 of the MSME Act of 2006 prescribes that any party to a dispute should make a reference to the Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council which shall either itself conduct conciliation in the matter or seek the assistance of any institution or centre providing alternate dispute resolution services by referring the dispute to such an institution or centre, for conducting conciliation.

In this context, Centre for Mediation and Conciliation (CMC), established by Bombay Chamber and recognised by Hon’ble Bombay High Court as a `Mediation Institution’ as per Commercial Courts Act 2015; jointly with Ministry of MSME, Government of India is organising an awareness seminar.

Objectives of the seminar
  1. To create awareness about Mediation in the context of Commercial Disputes
  2. To familiarise the SMEs and other stakeholders with recent amendments and procedures
  3. To address concerns and issues of SMEs in initiating Mediation/Conciliation process
  4. To share success stories and lessons from failures in Alternate Dispute Resolution
Target audience

Owners and Entrepreneurs of SMEs/Startups/Partnership Firms; preferably Proprietors, Legal Heads, Compliance Officers, Sales Heads AND also Representatives of Large Corporates who deal with SME channels

Venue and Timings

Ball Room, Hotel Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005

14th June 2019, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

For detailed schedule click here.


The participation is by invitation. However, prior registration is mandatory.

Please register using this link.


For any further assistance please contact

Ms. Minal Khadilkar:  022 – 61200237
Mr. Ajay Balgi: 022 – 61200264
Mr. Pravin Rane: 022 61200219 / 95949 71479
Mr. R. Ganesh: 022 61200218 / 99870 42149
Mr. Dheeraj Kumar: 9100185402

Click here for the official website.


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