Maanas is an English qualified barrister specialising in international commercial arbitration, investor state disputes, and public international law.  He has wide-ranging experience as counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (including under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules).  His practice covers a broad range of sectors, including oil & gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, and finance.  He also has extensive experience advising clients on disputes with an Indian connection.

Before joining Three Crowns, Maanas was in independent practice at one of the leading sets of Chambers in London, where his practice focused on arbitration, and commercial and civil litigation (often with an international element). As a result, he has considerable advocacy experience in complex, high-value disputes and has appeared in a variety of courts and tribunals as both sole and junior counsel.

Maanas was educated at Oxford University and City Law School, and was awarded a number of academic and professional scholarships during his training. He speaks fluent Hindi.