Jonathan Rodrigues

Jonathan Rodrigues

Jonathan Rodrigues is an accredited negotiator and mediator listed with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), Cochin, and a certified civil and commercial mediator with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affair s (IICA) for the western region, under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Govt. of India). He is trained and certified in facilitating cross-border disputes by the summer academy hosted at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Jonathan is a professionally certified mediation advocate, accredited by SCMA (London). He is a trained mediation lawyer, certified by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (Singapore), the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) and FSRI. 

He is currently pursuing an LLM in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow / UK. Jonathan is the co-founder and partner at The PACT ( He is the co-creator of Advocate Maximus - India's premier international arbitration-mediation competition. Jonathan is also the co-creator of the Global Academy for Advocacy in Dispute Resolution (GAADR). He has trained in restorative justice practices by Easy Justice (Australia). He blogs at &

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Articles and Video:

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2 (10/11/19)
Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.

TED talk- Did Your Lawyer Mention Multi-door Dispute Resolution System? (09/29/19)
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India (09/20/19)
For mediation to flourish into the future, mediation practitioners and lawmakers in India need to rethink the nation’s policies and strategies in promoting mediation to a generation of millennials.

India’s Internet Citizens Can Finally Settle Online! (09/07/19)
This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?

Safeguarding the Pillars of Mediation in India (08/26/19)
When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.

The Mediation Advocate’s Alphabet (10/19/18)
From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.