Our Team

Laila Ollapally

Professional Background

Laila Ollapally practiced in the High Court of Karnataka and Supreme Court of India for nearly 30 years before being captivated by mediation in 2007 when she was invited by the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court to serve as the Founding Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre. She has mediated several hundred cases including complex commercial disputes referred by the Supreme Court and State High Courts. She has been nominated to The International Who’s Who Legal of Commercial Mediation and serves as a Panel member of Singapore International Mediation Centre, Kyoto International Mediation Centre & ADR Centre, Italy. Laila is a Weinstein Fellow with JAMS Foundation and member of the International Advisory Board, of the Global Mediation Panel, UNDP. She extensively trains Judges, lawyers and advocates on Mediation and Negotiation.


Laila Ollapally is the Founder of CAMP and serves as its Lead Mediator. She is responsible for setting mediation standards at CAMP and for developing a world class mediation practice.

When Not At CAMP

She loves to travel with her husband, her perfect travel buddy. Her family is where she belongs. Nature walks, local foods and connecting to the people wherever she goes revitalizes her energies. She draws her strength from the divine, the supreme that she believes exists everywhere and in everyone.

Tara Ollapally

Professional Background

Tara is an international lawyer of 18 years who started her career in human rights law in the United States. She also worked in Immigration and Asylum Law while in the United States. Since moving back to India in 2011 she has been working on mediation. She has trained in mediation at Harvard Law School and many other international institutions. She is a graduate of University Law College and received her Masters in Law from Columbia Law School.


Tara is Co-Founder of CAMP and leads CAMP’s growth across business lines. Her core focus is to raise awareness to the concept of mediation and build the business of mediation.

When Not At CAMP

Tara loves music and is learning to play the piano. She enjoys practicing yoga and the outdoors. She is an arm chair philosopher much to the dismay of her three beautiful children who keep her real and grounded.

Shantha Chellappa

Professional Background

Shantha Chellappa is a Law graduate from Madras University . Practised law for more than 35 years at Bangalore with a focus on real estate law. She has trained in mediation from ISDLS and JAMS. She has been a Mediator for over 10 years.


Shantha Chellappa is a Director at CAMP and also serves as a Mediator on CAMP’s Panel.

When Not At CAMP

She enjoys reading, travelling and watching movies with friends and family. She loves to learn new things.

Rukmani Menon

Professional Background

Rukmani has completed her graduation from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi and L.L.B from Campus Law Centre, Delhi.

She began her legal profession at Khaitan and Co., New Delhi and worked in the legal department of an FMCG Company at Bangalore for a period of 8 years. She started her independent legal practice 25 years ago and has been handling matters pertaining to Indirect Tax, Commercial matters including winding up petitions, recovery suits, disputes under Negotiable Instruments Act.

She has received 40 hours training in mediation from Bangalore Mediation Centre (April, 2015) along with basic mediation training at Centre for Advance Mediation Practice (CAMP) (January, 2015). She has over 500 hours of experience as a mediator handling matrimonial and commercial disputes.


She is a Director and a Mediator at CAMP.

When Not At CAMP

She loves to travel, read both fiction and non-fiction, listen to music and cooking.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Professional Background

Jonathan Rodrigues is a civil and commercial mediator, trained and accredited to practice by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM) and the Indian Institute of Corporate of Affairs (IICA). Jonathan holds bachelors’ degrees in Law (LLB) and Psychology (BA) from Goa University. He pursued his LL.M. studies in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he served as a Mediator at the Strathclyde Mediation Clinic. Prior to joining CAMP, Jonathan founded and managed The PACT, an organisation dedicated to mediation awareness and education.


Jonathan is an in-house staff Mediator and leads the Corporate Relations vertical, liaising with organisations, clients and private collaborators, associated with CAMP.

When Not At CAMP

Jonathan is quick to pack a travelling bag and drive home to the beach in Goa, for some delicious seafood and a chilled brew.

Our mediators have collectively mediated a few thousand cases across numerous commercial domains. Our settlement rate is more than 80% with average time lines ranging between 1-3 sessions. Our expertise in dispute resolution also encompasses arbitration and early neutral evaluation towards facilitation of a ‘dispute wise’ landscape.

Justice Keshavnarayan

  • Retd. Judge Karnataka High Court
  • Former Director Bangalore Mediation Centre
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Justice Kurian Joseph

  • Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India
  • Also on the panel of Mediators at Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)
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Justice Siri Jagan

  • Retd. Judge, Kerala High Court
  • Former President, Board of Governors, Kerala State Mediation & Conciliation Centre
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Laila Ollapally

  • Advocate (Karnataka High Court) & Founder- CAMP
  • Founding Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre
  • Weinstein Fellow at JAMS Foundation
  • Nominated to ‘The International Who’s Who Legal’ of Commercial Mediation
  • Panel member of Singapore International Mediation Centre, Kyoto International Mediation Centre & ADR Centre, Italy.
  • Mediated 400+ cases including complex commercial disputes referred by Supreme Court and State High Courts.
  • Mediator since 2007
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M.R Prasanna

  • Retd. General Counsel of Aditya Birla Group.
  • Facilitated innumerable commercial settlements as In-House Counsel for companies such as L&T and Brooke Bond India
  • Panel of arbitrators of SIAC.
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Rukmani Menon

  • Experienced Lawyer for over 30 years with a special focus on Tax.
  • Mediator since 2015.
  • Mediated 250+ cases
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Shantha Chellappa

  • Experienced lawyer for over 35 years, with a special focus on real estate.
  • Mediator since 2007.
  • Mediated 500+ cases
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Shiv Kumar

  • Experienced lawyer for over 40 years with a focus on civil and commercial laws.
  • Coordinator of Bangalore Mediation Centre.
  • Mediator since 2008
  • Mediated 500+ cases.
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S K Raman

  • Qualified C A with 40 years of experience.
  • Was Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kemwell Biopharma Pvt Ltd.
  • Currently Independent Director on the board of Nitin Lifesciences Private Ltd, a unit of Recipharm (Sweden).
  • Founder trustee of helpline charitable trust (serving 60 under-privileged children).
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Sriram Panchu

  • Senior Advocate
  • Panel member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
  • Nominated to ‘The International Who’s Who Legal’ of Commercial Mediation
  • Mediated large number of complex and high value commercial disputes.
  • Appointed by Supreme Court to mediate highly complex, sensitive disputes including the recent Ayodhya dispute.
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Sudhanshu Batra

  • Senior Advocate, Mediator and Trainer with over 30 years of practice.
  • Designated Senior Council in 2010.
  • Mediator with ‘Samadhan’, Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre since 2006.
  • Empaneled with Singapore International Mediation Centre.
  • Founder/Vice president of Maadhyam, a society for conflict resolution.
  • Arbitrator at Delhi International Arbitration Centre.
  • Mediated a large number of complex and high valued commercial, corporate and contractual disputes besides family and matrimonial disputes.
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Bruce Edwards

Bruce Edwards was one of the pioneers in developing mediation as a tool for resolving commercial disputes in the United State. After being introduced to the power of mediation in 1985, it soon became the focus of his practice. Over the last 30 years, Bruce has mediated over 6000 disputes throughout the United States and the world.

Chitra Talwar

Chitra Talwar has over 30 years of experience in two leading consumer products companies-Britannia & Pepsico. She has worked both in India and extensively in international markets, based out of New York.In 2009, she retired as the Vice President, International Sales Operations from Pepsico.

Gregg Relyea

Relyea was a partner at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack in San Diego, handling both defense and plaintiffs’ civil litigation cases until 1992. After completing mediation training at Harvard Law School, he established a full-time private mediation practice in San Diego as a mediator and arbitrator in the San Diego office of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS).

Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.)

Hon. Daniel Weinstien (Ret.) is one of the nation’s preeminent mediators of complex civil disputes. He was a Judge at the Superior Court of San Francisco and one of the founders of JAMS(the world’s largest provider of mediation & arbitration services).

Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Retd.)

Rebecca Westerfield has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator with JAMS based in USA for over twenty-five years. Rebecca has served as a neutral in thousands of business and commercial cases involving major Fortune 500 multi-national corporations.

Judge Jiang (Michael) Heping

A presiding judge of the Dongguan No.2 People’s Court, Judge Jiang Heping (Michael) has been a judge of the Dongguan People’s Court since 2002.He has presided over all types of civil litigation including labor disputes, medical malpractice and family disputes.

Justice Cyriac Joseph

Justice Joseph was a Judge of the Supreme Court of India between July, 2008 & January, 2012. Post his retirement from the Supreme Court, he was a member and acting chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.

Justice K Kannan

Justice K Kannan was formerly a Judge at High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh, India. He is presently the Chairman of the Railways Claims Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi. A trained mediator, Justice Kannan has been actively involved in more than 50 court-annexed mediation.

Justice Venkatachaliah

Justice M N Venkatachaliah was the 25th Chief Justice of India. He served as Chief Justice from 1993 to 1994. He currently serves as the Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University).

M. R. Prasanna

Prasanna worked as Head of the Legal function for over 28 years with different organizations like Alfa Laval and Brooke Bond India Limited (now part of Hindustan Unilever). He was the Chief Legal Officer of Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai for seven years.

Nandan Kamath

Nandan Kamath is Principal Lawyer at LawNK – The Law Offices of Nandan Kamath, a boutique sports, entertainment and intellectual property law practice based in Bangalore. He is also Managing Trustee of the GoSports Foundation, a sports non-profit providing scholarships and support to talented Indian athletes.

Poornima Hatti

Poornima Hatti, is partner based out of Bengaluru and heads the dispute resolution practice of Samvad Partners. Poornima obtained her B.A. LL.B (Hons) from the National Law School of India University and read for a Masters in Law from the London School of Economics where she was a graduate merit scholar.

Promod Nair

Promod is admitted as both an Advocate in India and as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales. He is a dispute resolution specialist, with extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Ritvik Lukose

Ritvik Lukose is a lawyer and legal entreprenuer. Ritvik graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2004 and worked with Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai as a corporate lawyer.

Samuel Mani

Samuel Mani is a founding partner of Mani Chengappa & Mathur, a technology, outsourcing and employment focused law firm based in Bangalore. A graduate of the National Law School of India, Samuel specialises in advising clients on technology and outsourcing transactions, early stage investments/M&A, privacy, insurance and dispute resolution.

Shreyas Jayasimha

Shreyas Jayasimha MCIArb, read law at National Law School of India University and was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Warwick. His principal practice areas include litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. He has been trained as Mediator and has been appointed as arbitrator.

Victor Schachter

Victor Schachter is the founder and President of the Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (“FSRI”), a leading non-profit organisation that is involved in creating sustainable mediation centres for achieving timely, fair and peaceful conflict resolution in developing countries.

Raj R Panchmatia

Ekta Bahl

Commodore MR Ajaykumar

Poornima Hatti

Mehernosh Shapoorjee

Siddharth Raja

A.J. Jawad

Ritvik Lukose

Samuel Mani

Gokul Narayan

G. Madhusudhana

Vijayalakshmi S

Prashant Popat

Rhea Mathew

Asha Satyanarayana

P M Thimmaiah