Manish Aggarwal, a partner in the London office of Three Crowns, and Simon Consedine, a counsel in the Washington, DC office, have been appointed to separate committees of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Aggarwal was appointed to the Digital Transformation Committee (DTC). The DTC analyses and discusses the impact of new technologies on the dispute prevention and resolution landscape, particularly as they relate to smart contracts, open innovations, contract management, and artificial intelligence (AI). The Committee also focuses on matters relating to cybersecurity and data protection.

Consedine was appointed to the Banking and Financial Services Committee (BFSC). The BFSC develops and considers innovative approaches to resolving disputes among financial institutions. It has sponsored presentations on Bilateral Investment Treaties, the “mediation window,” the Economical Litigation Agreement, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in bankruptcy cases and on the subprime market, and the role of ADR in private party litigation involving hedge funds.


Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organisation that helps prevent and resolve legal conflict more effectively and efficiently. The Institute convenes best practice and industry-oriented committees and hosts global and regional meetings to share practices and develop innovative tools and resources.


Aggarwal is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience representing and conducting advocacy for corporations and States in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors (including energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and technology) under all major arbitration rules.

Aggarwal is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” in Arbitration and The Legal 500 UK as a “Next Generation Partner” in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law sections.


Consedine has significant experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations, having represented clients across a wide range of sectors, including the oil and gas, construction, mining, and food distribution industries.

Consedine co-authored the chapter “Fair and Equitable Treatment: Legitimate Expectations and Transparency” in ICSID’s 50th anniversary text, Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID.

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