Maanas Jain will moderate a debate on the motion, “This house believes the impact of AI on arbitration is a distant pipedream, not an imminent reality”, as part of a flagship event hosted by Young ICCA and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton during Paris Arbitration Week 2023.

The debate will assess whether AI has the potential to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of arbitration, or if any transformative changes are still many years away. It will also address important questions about the role of human decision making in the dispute resolution process and the ethical implications of relying on AI.

The debate will take place on Thursday 30 March from 1:00 to 3:00 pm CEST at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Paris.

To find out more and to register, click here.


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.

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