Following an open election of members, Maanas Jain has been appointed as Young ICCA Co-Chair and will serve in this position for a two-year term (2021-2023).

Young ICCA is one of the world’s leading arbitration networks for young practitioners and students, functioning under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Since its inception in 2010, Young ICCA has grown from a few hundred members to an organisation of over 9,000 strong. The organisation promotes the use of arbitration by introducing new practitioners from all corners of the globe to the field of international arbitration through four key areas of activity: Skills Training Workshops, the Mentoring Programme, university scholarships, and the Young ICCA Blog.

Upon announcement of his election, Maanas noted: “I am thrilled to have been elected as the next Co-Chair of Young ICCA.  That the election represents a vote of confidence from so many esteemed peers and colleagues makes it all the more humbling. Young ICCA is an organisation that has given me a great deal over the years, and I hope to contribute to its continuing success in my new role”.

Lucy Reed said of Maanas’ appointment, “speaking as President of ICCA, I congratulate Maanas on being elected to join Young ICCA Co-Chairs Matthew Morantz and Maria Athanasiou to guide the important work of Young ICCA in opening the doors of international arbitration to young practitioners. I also congratulate departing co-chair Theominique Nottage for her dedication to Young ICCA’s work throughout her term in office”.


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 recently, 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.

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