Daryl Chew has been quoted in the article, “More seats at the table”, by Megan Mayers, which looks at the regionalisation of international arbitration in Legal Business’ Disputes Yearbook 2022. On the rise of Asia, Daryl discussed the “stability, neutrality and sustainability that Singapore offers, coupled with its geographic proximity to some of the largest economies of the world”. He also addressed the volatile economic and geopolitical environment, observing that “clients place an increasing premium on stability and neutrality because it facilitates certainty and that’s critical for business planning. Especially in the resolution of cross-border disputes”.

Daryl stressed the importance of relentless innovation to keep abreast of users’ evolving needs and objectives and creating “the right environment for parties to arbitrate and be able to make use of the right range of tools”.

Maanas Jain has been listed in “The next generation of arbitration” compilation, in which Legal Business gathered London’s “brightest stars” at the International Arbitration Centre to celebrate the next wave of international arbitration talent in the market. Speaking about his practice, Maanas said, “the beauty of international arbitration is that you are exposed to different legal and business cultures by working with clients and lawyers from different jurisdictions daily”.

To view the Yearbook, click here. The aforementioned article is on pages 81 – 85, with the next generation list from page 87 (with Maanas’ entry on page 95).


Daryl is the managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office. He has an active portfolio of arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture, and general commercial disputes. Daryl serves as the Chairman of the Board of Maxwell Chambers, co-chairs the YSIAC committee, and serves on the Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board. He is recognised in ChambersThe Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, and has been named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.


Maanas, an English-qualified barrister and senior associate in the London office, has advised, represented, and conducted advocacy for corporations in complex, high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors (including energy, finance, technology, and infrastructure) under all major arbitration rules. He has extensive experience handling disputes involving States or State entities, as well as cases with an Indian connection.

Maanas also advises and represents parties in arbitration-related court matters. Most notably, he appeared as counsel in the UK Supreme Court on behalf of the ICC in Halliburton v. Chubb, which is the leading English authority on apparent bias in circumstances of multiple arbitral appointments in related cases. Maanas is a current co-chair of Young ICCA (2021 – 2023).

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