Girija Krishan Varma

New Delhi

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Mediator, Mediation Trainer, Mediation Consultant, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Conflict Coach, Keynote Speaking, Conciliator, Online Dispute Resolution
Hindi, English

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As a Dispute Resolution Lawyer Girija has the expertise in developing litigation and non-litigation strategies to resolve disputes. Her specialization is in Intellectual property (IP) litigations, damage awards, cross-border transactions, Commercial, Corporate, and International Arbitration and Mediation. Girija has successfully mediated 100 pre and post-litigation matters. She has mediated disputes for Companies like Infrastructure, Construction, property matters, Pharmaceutical and Medical equipment, Information Tech, Web/internet & Software, IP, Media, TV Channels, Broadcasting companies, well-known Trademarks, Copyright, patent issues, Shareholder -Investor matters, and disputes between Corporates. She is retained by international law firms as a Mediator to negotiate settlements, Manage IP portfolios, License arrangements, interpretation of FRAND terms, investor relations, Cross-border transactions, and recovery of damages. INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED MEDIATOR: Girija qualified as a Mediator from Stanford Univ., California, USA, undertook advanced Mediation training from Delhi High Court Mediation Centre, and is a Certified Mediator from Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). She is a Mediator, INTA (International Network of Trademark Attorneys), and a Member of ADR Committee INTA (2022). BACKGROUND: - Girija has argued cases that culminated in landmark judgments and money decrees. She has advised European and Indian Companies, Vedanta Ltd., Infrastructure and Construction Company from the Middle East, MNC Companies like IP in Sports for an Australian Co., IT/ software, Web designing, Oil & Petroleum sectors, Businesses in FMCG & Home appliances/ Retail, Jewelry; Knowledge/ Legal Process outsourcing (KPO/ LPO) companies and Educational Institutes. She is nominated Counsel to The Office of Controller of Certifying Authority, Ministry of IT (Information Technology) & Communications India, Airport Authority of India, MMTC (Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India), Oil India Ltd., and ONGC-OPAL etc.- As a British Council Chevening Scholar Girija did an internship with The Law firm: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, in London. - Advocate with Amarchand Mangaldas Shroff & Co. Law firm. - She has been a Consultant to the World Bank- As an In-House Counsel she established the Legal departments for many Multinational Companies: She was Head Legal Microsoft Corporation India, HCL-Hewlett Packard, Legal Counsel Standard Chartered Bank, Singer India Ltd & Escorts Ltd. - As a Fellow, at Stanford Law School, California, USA, She has a distinction for her research on “Damage Awards”. - TRAINOR: Girija has been instrumental in establishing a premier IP institute to impart training to Technology and Science graduates in patent & IP portfolio management, patent claim drafting, IP valuation, litigation, and prosecution. She was the Program Chair and Board Member she steered the policies and developed strategic alliances for the Institute with US & UK Law-Firms, US Universities, Silicon Valley Seminars, and IIT Delhi.

Neutral Expertise

  • Banking
  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Dispute Resolution Training
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property


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