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Chitra Narayan
Professor of Practice, Disputes Resolution

Chitra Narayan is currently a lawyer in independent practice, and an accredited mediator in India. Previously, Chitra worked as a dispute resolution and transaction lawyer with leading law firms in India.  She was a partner with JSA, founding partner with Vichar Partners, and a partner with Dua Associates. As a lawyer, Chitra has over 25 years of experience in corporate commercial law – both in transaction advisory and dispute resolution, which she brings to support her work in mediation and conciliation. In her private law practice, Narayan has advised on corporate and commercial disputes, public interest disputes, and matrimonial disputes, and in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investment agreements, and general commercial agreements.


  • Masters of Laws in Law in Development, University of Warwick, UK (1995)
  • BA LLB(Hons), National Law School of India University, Bangalore (1994)

Founder and Promoter

  • Founding Trustee, Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution (FCDR), Chennai
  • Founding Partner, Vichar Partners

Awards and Honors

Research Interests

  • Mediation
  • Appropriate Dispute Resolution
  • Diversity in Dispute Resolution

Major Works

  • Author, Mediation – Policy & Practice, OakBridge Publishing, 2020
  • Joint Editor – Pollock and Mulla – The Indian Contract and Specific Relief Acts, LexisNexis, 2019
  • Specialist Editor – CR Datta – Company Law, LexisNexis, 2017
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