Maanas Jain will moderate an in-person debate in Vancouver on the motion: “Is arbitration the best dispute resolution procedure for climate change disputes?”. The debate will form part of an event hosted by Young ICCA and Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP), which will be held the day before a joint conference organised by ICCA and the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre.  Other speakers in the debate will include Jessica Crow (Arbitra International), Hon. Barry Leon (Arbitration Place / 33 Bedford Row), Arvindran Manoosegaran (Omni Bridgeway), and Kirsten Odynski (White & Case).  Maanas will also provide opening remarks for the event in his capacity as Young ICCA Co-Chair.

The event will conclude with an “Arbitration Shark Tank”, in which young practitioners will have the opportunity to practice their own presentation and oral advocacy skills.

The event will take place on Thursday 1 June from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm PT at the offices of Blake Cassels & Graydon.

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.  He was also recently recognized as one of London’s brightest arbitration stars in Legal Business’ Disputes Yearbook.

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