Laila Ollapally

Laila Ollapally

Laila Ollapally is a member of the MediateIndia! Advisory Board.

Laila is a full-time mediator and founder of the Centre of Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP), a pioneering private mediation initiative in Bangalore, India. Established in 2015, CAMP seeks to promote mediation as a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution. Ms. Ollapally has been a lawyer for over three decades, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court and Consumer Courts of Karnataka.

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. She extensively trains Judges, lawyers and advocates on Mediation and Negotiation.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in Mercantile Law and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Bangalore University
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics from Stella Maris College, Madras University

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Articles and Video:

Lawyers Can Win in Mediation (11/20/20)
This article discusses the process of mediation, and how a survey which brought out an existing anomaly between the need/expectation of the litigants regarding the role of their lawyers and the perception of the lawyers as to what their clients want from them.

Building Leadership in Companies Through Transformational Mediation (10/30/20)
A workplace that provides meaning and a sense of self-worth to its employees and equips them with skills to handle positively the challenges that exist when there are differences and disagreements, nurtures a leader fulfilling the mission and vision of the organization.

India Signs the Singapore Mediation Convention (04/10/20)
This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.

Laila and Tara Ollapally Interview - Mediation in India (03/15/20)
This is an interview with Laila and Tara Ollapally discussing the history and present state of mediation in India, and what opportunities they see over the next 10 years.