Simon Elliot and Maanas Jain will be faculty members for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) International Arbitration Skills Masterclass.

Simon and Maanas will both act as sole tribunal members on practice sessions covering “Cross-Examination and Redirect of Expert Witnesses” and “Closing Statements”. Their roles will also involve providing the participants with feedback and sharing tips on being an effective advocate.

The event will include a series of panel discussions, practice sessions involving individualised feedback, and a mock arbitral hearing demonstration, to help participants learn and practise the best strategies and techniques for conducting an arbitral hearing.

The event will take place virtually on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Simon is a partner in the Singapore office. He has provided advice and representation in numerous commercial and investment treaty proceedings conducted under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc, with a particular focus on disputes arising out of large infrastructure, and other major projects involving disputed technical, delay, and quantum-related issues. Simon is described in The Legal 500 as a “Rising Star”.


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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