2021 Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition

Winners and Awards


Grand Final Winners

The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata

Kaira Pinheiro, Ayushi Thakur, Saiesh Kamath and Deeksha Viswanathan, with coaches Jawad A J and Aastha Malhotra

Winning Team Awards

Henry Jolson Prize

Presented by Susan Gatford on behalf of the Victorian Bar Association.

Australian Disputes Centre Internship Awards

Presented by ADC Associates (former Interns)

All team members are offered a 6-week, part-time Internship with the Australian Disputes Centre.


Runner-up Team

University of Auckland

 Joshua Oliver, Karan Kalsi, Nick Stewart, Spencer Barley with coaches Keeha Oh and Matthew Jackson

Special Mention – Preliminary Final Contestants

University of New South Wales

National University of Singapore


Congratulations to All Participants


Top 10 Ranking Teams

1Auckland University
2University of New South Wales
3West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
4National University of Singapore
5OP Jindal (Team 2)
6Tsinghua University
7=Singapore Management University School of Law
7=Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU)
9Macquarie University
10NALSAR University of Law (Team 1)

Special Category Awards

Best Mediation Plan

OP Jindal Team 2

Best Opening Statement

University of New South Wales

Best Mediation Advocacy Skill

Auckland University and  University of Queensland

Best Team Work

Auckland University and National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Best Acknowledgement of Cultural Differences

University of Ibadan

Best Relationship Building with the Other Team

National Law University, Nagpur

Best Public Speaker

Western Sydney University

Best Creative Solution Generation

Univeristy of Santo Tomas (UST)

Best Interaction with the Mediator

National University of Singapore

Best Team Participating in the Competition for the First Time

University of Ibadan

Impromptu Speech Award

Presented by Rajesh Sharma

1st        Debparita Pande, NLU Nagpur

2nd     Alon Yarrow, Israel University

3rd     Muskan Narang, NLU, Bhopal

Snap ‘Tick Tok’ Instrumental Award

Presented by Deborah Lockhart

Yashas T. R. – O.P Jindal Global University Law School