Maanas Jain will provide opening remarks as Young ICCA Co-Chair on the first day of the formal programme for the 25th ICCA Congress on 19 September 2022.  The Congress is hosted by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and is the largest regular gathering of international dispute resolution specialists in the world.  Alongside his fellow Co-Chairs, Maanas will provide an update on Young ICCA’s activities since the last Congress, as well as an insight into the organisation’s aspirations for the future.

In addition, Maanas will participate in Young ICCA’s flagship event at the Congress and serve as moderator for part of the session.  The Young ICCA event will be in two parts.  During Part One, leading arbitration practitioners will debate the following motion: “The Year is 2032: the “Old Approach” to witness evidence is no longer fit for purpose”.  Part Two will consist of an  “Arbitration Shark Tank”, where pre-selected Young ICCA members will be given up to 5 minutes each to present on what they consider to be the most significant decision in international commercial arbitration since the last ICCA Congress in Sydney.

The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for attendees to network with peers from both the Young ICCA and ICCA communities, and to participate in an interactive discussion on cutting edge arbitration issues.

The event is open to all Young ICCA members and will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 15:00 – 18:00 BST.  Participants need not be registered to attend the main ICCA Congress.  To find out more and register, click here.

Three Crowns is also co-sponsoring the Young Arbitration Practitioners’ Networking Drinks held on Monday 19 September 2022. Click here for more information.


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.

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