Established in 2014 and based out of the Silicon Valley of India, today the IFIM Law School is recognized as the 2nd most outstanding Law School of Excellence by the Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC) survey, 2021 and 9th Best Private Law School in India by Outlook Magazine Ranking 2021. IFIM Law School is affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) and is approved by the Bar Council of India.



The Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution [Centre for ADR] is a student-run body constituted in the year 2019, with a vision to promote ADR culture among the students. The Centre for ADR consists of student members who undertakes various activities like Research and updation of ADR News on E-Platforms, YouTube Channel, Training for Competitions, Conducting Seminars and responsible for Weekly Classes to make everyone aware about theoretical nuances of ADR. The members collectively work towards polishing the skills of students and guiding them to pursue their ADR interests.


The Centre for ADR aims to build an ADR culture throughout the IFIM and Society. We believe that any dispute can be solved in an amicable manner, deals can be cracked through efficient negotiation; only thing require is the knowledge of art and awareness of mechanisms. With the right training members of the society can be equipped with skills of ADR and burden of courts can be reduced case by case


CONCORDAT is back with its second edition!! Gear Up for the fun and enthralling ADR Fest

This time Centre for ADR is organising this Alternate Dispute Resolution Fest (ADR Fest) along with Centre for Sports Laws, Economic and Policy of IFIM Law School. “CONCORDAT 2.0”, scheduled from 15th July 2022 – 17th July 2022.


CONCORDAT 2.0 aims to go a step ahead from CONCORDAT 2019 and aims to provide a holistic experience of all the forms of ADR to the participants with a fusion of Client Counselling and Negotiation, and Mediation and Arbitration as two formats C-Neg and Med-Arb. Event is spread over three days, wherein participants will not only compete but will be allowed to unwind themselves every evening and enjoy a cultural feast.


Concordat 2.0 is more than just a regular competition. It is an ADR Fest. A competition brings with it anxiety and apprehension. Concordat 2.0 shall help the students remain calm, composed, and refreshed with a 2-day Carnival alongside the Competition. The lively music, the lip-smacking food, the energetic dance performances, and the engaging games shall assure the festiveness, vigour and high spirit over the three days of the ADR Fest.




Competition is open for Law Students. The Fest will be spread over three days and two categories of competition. Each category shall have four rounds: Preliminary, Quarters, Semi-Finals and Finals.

1st Category – Client Counselling and Negotiation (C-Neg)

2nd Category – Mediation and Arbitration (Med-Arb)

The entire competition will be based on problems related to Sports Law, Commercial Laws and Private International Law . In both the format the problem will evolve with every passing round and new elements/complexities will be introduced after each round.


In the first two rounds, the participants will get to showcase their client counselling skills whereas, in the last two rounds of the competition, their negotiation skills would be tested.

Team Composition

For the C-Neg, each team shall comprise of two students.

Registration Process

The Registration Fee for C-Neg is Rs 3000/- per team


In the first two rounds, the participants will get to exercise their mediation skills whereas, in the last two rounds of the competition, their arbitration skills would be assessed.

Team Composition

For Med-Arb, each team shall comprise of three students.

Registration Process 

The Registration fee for Med-Arb is Rs 4500/- per team

The payment shall be made to the following Bank Account

  • Name of the Beneficiary – Centre for Developmental Education- ESCROW-1
  • Bank name: Axis Bank Ltd
  • Account number: 921020044107680
  • IFSC/NEFT Code/RTGS Code/BRANCH Code: UTIB0000194

For successful registration, the participants need to fill the Registration Form: HERE

Kindly note the following –

  • Only one entry shall be accepted from each college for each format i.e one team for Med-Arb and one team for C-Neg format.
  • There is a slot for 16 Teams for each format which shall be selected on first-come-first basis after the completion of the registration process ( i.e first 16 Teams registering for C-Neg and 16 Teams for Med-Arb)
  • Confirmation with regards to registration shall be sent within 3 working days of the submission of Registration Form.

Awards and Prizes (For Both Formats Separately)

  • Winning Team – Rs. 20,000/-
  • Runners Up – Rs. 10,000/-
  • Best Client – Rs 3,000/-
  • Best Counsel – Rs 3,000/-
  • Best Mediator- Rs. 3000/-

Special Prizes promised by our Sponsors like internships, scholarships for master’s program abroad and free access to legal databases will be released soon.

Updates will be posted on our website : HERE

Brochure: attached in the mail

Poster: attached in the mail


IFIM Law School, 8 P & 9 P, KIADB Industrial Area, Electronic City Phase I, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100, India.


Last Date for Registration

5th June 2022

Release of the Problems and Rules

10th  June 2022

Last Date for seeking clarifications

20th June 2022

Release of Clarifications

25th June 2022

Submission of Strategy Paper and Arbitration Memorial

11th July 2022

Preliminary Round

15th July 2022

Quarter and Semi-Finals

16th July 2022

Final Round

17th July 2022


Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Muskaan Dargar

Email Id: concordat@ifim.edu.in

Student coordinators:

Nihal Raj (Convener)– +91-9652247708

Paulomi Parekh (Registration and Query Team Member) – +91-9987210452

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