28.1.13: The Companies (Mediation and Conciliation) Rules, 2016
13. Representation of parties
The parties shall ordinarily be present personally or through an authorised attorney at the sessions or meetings notified by the mediator or conciliator:
Provided that the parties may be represented by an authorised person or counsel with the permission of the mediator or conciliator in such sessions or meetings and the mediator or conciliator or the Central Government or the Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal as the case may be, shall be entitled to direct or ensure the presence of any party to appear in person:
Provided further that the party not residing in India may, with the permission of the mediator or conciliator, be represented by his or her authorised representative at the sessions or meetings.