11 January 2024

Varuna Bhandari Gugnani

Panelist: Do Mediators Really Practice Differently Around the World: An Exploration of Mediation Concepts, Styles, and Strategies

A practicing lawyer since 1991 and a full-time mediator since 2009, IAM Distinguished Fellow Varuna Bhandari Gugnani has served as a court-appointed mediator, private practice mediator, arbitrator, and conciliator.

She is one of the first trained mediators of the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and is a Senior Mediator, Trainer, and Observer at the Supreme Court of India. She uses her extraordinary skills to resolve even the most complex disputes in a short amount of time, restoring communication and relationships between the disputing parties.

Varuna is a pioneer in mediation who conducts more than 500 mediations a year in all genres of disputes, including matrimonial and family, contractual, commercial, industrial, and intellectual property. She conducts numerous awareness programs intended to bring mediation to the forefront as a first option in dispute resolution, and was honored as “Star Woman Lawyer of the Year” at the Legal Era Woman in Law Excellence Awards in 2021.