MR. ANIL XAVIER is a practicing lawyer since 1991. He has been involved in multi-party complex civil / business / commercial / corporate mediations and arbitrations. He is an APCAM International Certified Arbitrator, APCAM International Certified Mediator and an IMI Certified Mediator.
He is the Chairman of Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) and President of Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation (IIAM). He is the Chairman of the Accreditation Integration Committee of the Asian Mediation Association, to prepare mediation guidelines for AMA Member countries. He was nominated as member of the 3-member Mediator Certification Committee of the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India – Committee was chaired by Mr. Justice R.F. Nariman and the other member being Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra, Judges of the Supreme Court. He has been a resource person at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, India for continuing legal education for judges.
He was the member of the Independent Standards Commission and Ethics Committee of International Mediation Institute (IMI), at the Hague, Netherlands and was a Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute of the Hamline University School of Law, USA. He is an International Accredited Negotiator and Mediator of ADR Chambers UK, affiliated with the Civil Mediation Council (UK).
Empanelled as International Accredited Mediator of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Singapore, the Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC) of the Chamber of Commerce, Italy and ADGM Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Empanelled as Senior Mediation Expert (International Mediator & Trainer) with the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, set up by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC) and Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto, Japan, as Senior International Mediation Expert with the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute, Hong Kong and as Mediator with ADGM Arbitration Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
He is empanelled as International certified arbitrator and mediator with APCAM Centres in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and Nepal. He is empanelled as an International Arbitrator with Newton Arbitration, London and as an Arbitrator with the High Court of Kerala, India.
He is a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Afghanistan Centre for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR) and Advisory Council of Global Mediators Network, UK. He is nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioner in the field of ADR by Who’s Who Legal, London, UK, consecutively from 2016 onwards.
Was instrumental in developing Community Mediation Service by IIAM. He is the editor of “The Indian Arbitrator” of IIAM and member of the Editorial Board of “ADR World”, e-magazine of the India International ADR Association. His articles and papers have been published in various national and international publications and journals. He has presented papers in various international Conferences and Symposiums, including the USA, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Seoul - South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Srilanka, Bangladesh etc.