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India Disputes
November 2023
Venue TBC

Poornima Hatti
Partner at Samvad Partners


Poornima Hatti heads the dispute resolution practice for Samvad Partners and is based out of Bangalore. She also co-heads the employment law practice from the contentious perspective.

With more than eighteen years of experience in the dispute resolution space, Ms Hatti has extensive experience in Indian dispute resolution as well as in cross-border dispute resolution. She has acted on behalf of Indian and foreign clients in the context of litigation before Indian Courts, quasi-judicial authorities and in arbitration proceedings.

Poornima also sits as an arbitrator and mediator. She is associated with various organisations including the Singapore International Mediation Centre where she is an India Specialist Mediator.

Her areas of expertise include shareholder disputes, construction disputes, financial and insolvency matters. She also has significant focus on contentious employment law practice and acts as an independent external advisor on issues of workplace harassment. Her employment law focus also ensures that she works on issues relating to investigations into anti-corruption issues and workplace ethics. Ms Hatti has a particular interest in bringing about diversity within organisations.

Poornima has worked in New Delhi, London and Singapore before coming home to Bangalore.

Poornima is a visiting faculty member at the National Law School of India University and a guest lecturer at IIM, Bengaluru and is a member of the LCIA-Young International Arbitration Group and the Australasian Forum of International Arbitration. She was also moderated the session recently on ‘Diversity and Law’ organised by BIC Streams.

Poornima writes regularly on arbitration and dispute resolution in India and is an internationally recognized speaker in the area. Poornima has written on the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace in the context of the anti-sexual harassment law, which came into force in India in 2013. Her articles have been published in books by Palgrave McMillan. She also speaks regularly on the subject and has conducted sensitisation programmes on compliance with law both at chambers of commerce and on client requests. She has also co-edited a book on leadership and role modelling at the workplace mentoring at the workplace which has been in 2018 by Palgrave McMillan. The detailed list of her publications can be seen here: Poornima Hatti’s Publications.

Poornima is admitted to practice law in India.

Agenda Sessions

  • Mediation in India: Exploring the tabled Mediation Bill of 2021


Speakers at this event