Sriram Panchu is a Senior Advocate and a leading mediator. He is considered a pioneer of t h e mediation movement in India, and was instrumental in establishing India's first court-annexed mediation centre in the Madras High Court in 2005. He has conducted a wide range of mediations in civil and commercial disputes, trained many mediators, and assisted the Supreme Court of India and High Courts in setting up mediation centres. The Supreme Court of India has appointed him to mediate several cases, including prominent public disputes. Mr. Panchu is on the panel of international commercial mediators of recognised mediation institutions. He is the author of Settle for More - the Why, How and When of Mediation, which introduced the subject to the Indian audience. He lectures and writes about mediation nationally and internationally. He lives in Chennai, India.