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Shantha Chellappa

Director & Senior Mediator

Ms Chellappa practised law for more than 35 years at the Karnataka Bar on the civil side with focus on commercial, personal, matrimonial, and service / labour matters in Trial and appellate courts of Karnataka.  She has been on the panel of large institutions like Insurance  Companies, Housing Finance Companies, Indian Railways and  Banks. 


Ms. Chellappa got trained in Mediation by ISDLS U.S.A. in 2007, at the Mediation Training  Program conducted by the High Court of Karnataka and has been mediating at BMC since then.  Got trained in Commercial Mediation conducted by JAMS at CAMP Arbitration and Mediation  Practice Pvt Ltd. Also trained by Singapore International Mediation Centre to mediate in Cross  border disputes and Appointed as Member of Specialist Mediator Panel (India) by SIMC. Ms.  Chellappa is an IMI certified mediator. 


Ms. Chellappa is an experienced mediator having mediated over 600 cases in civil and  commercial areas such as breach of contract, Partnership disputes, company matters,  employment, property, real estate, money recovery, matrimonial and its connected criminal  cases, compoundable criminal offences and criminal matters predominately civil in nature like cheque bouncing cases. 


Ms. Chellappa’s style of Mediation is facilitative. Has a deep understanding and substantive  knowledge to help parties analyze their complex legal issues, engage in risk assessment, and  develop creative solutions. She is known for her approachability, patience and her ability to  gently lead disputing parties to resolution. 


Ms. Chellappa is a Member of the Mediation Panel attached to NCLT South East division. Member of WICCI National (Mediation) Council. 


Ms. Chellappa trains advocates, and Judges in Mediation on behalf of the Mediation and  Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) an initiative of the Supreme Court of India, and on behalf of BMC.