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 organizations including the Singapore International Mediation Center where she is an India Specialist Mediator. She also has significant focus on contentious employment law practice and acts as an independent external advisor on issues of workplace harassment.