Maanas Jain has been appointed as a member of the Programme Committee for the ICCA 2024 Congress in Hong Kong, hosted by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). The Congress will be held from Sunday 5 May to Wednesday 8 May 2024.

For more than 60 years, the annual ICCA Congress has provided members of the international arbitration community from across the world with a forum for discussion and debate, to drive innovation and development within the field.

With the theme of “International Arbitration: A Human Endeavour”, the 2024 Congress will explore the impact of human nature and behaviour on international arbitration and, conversely, the impact of arbitration on individual participants.  The Congress will include topics such as: the economics of dispute resolution; culture and semantics; the art of persuasion; ethics and civility; diversity and inclusion; the impact of technology; and training and capacity building.  Delegates will hear from scholars, social scientists, futurologists and leading practitioners.

In the coming months, Maanas will work together with the Programme Committee to identify panel topics and coordinate speakers for the event.

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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 (one of the world’s leading international arbitration networks for young practitioners and students) and recognised as a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500 UK’s 2023 guide for International Arbitration.  He was also recently identified as one of London’s “brightest” arbitration stars in Legal Business’ Disputes Yearbook.

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