Manish is a partner in the London office, and a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has represented and conducted advocacy for corporations and States in complex, high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors, including telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, infrastructure, and renewables, under all major arbitration rules. He is recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2019 as a “Future Leader” in Arbitration and in the Legal 500 UK as a “Next Generation Partner” in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law sections.
His recent experience includes: (a) representing three oil and gas companies in a London-seated LCIA arbitration against a regional government in the Middle East and securing for the clients awards worth approximately US$2 billion and dismissal of counterclaims worth several billion dollars, which facilitated a favourable settlement; (b) representing infrastructure funds in multi-million dollar ICSID arbitrations against Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from measures adversely affecting renewables; and (c) representing Russian and Cypriot investors in an UNCITRAL treaty arbitration against India in relation to investments in the telecommunications sector. He also has experience as an arbitrator, and has recently served as a sole arbitrator in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration and a party-appointed arbitrator in a London-seated ICC arbitration.
Manish studied law and humanities at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law in India (including a semester at University of New South Wales in Australia), and holds a post-graduate diploma in international arbitration (with distinction) from Queen Mary University of London.
He previously served as a member of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (2014-2016), and is presently serving on the Steering Committee of the Young Group for the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration. He has also taught International and Comparative Arbitration at Queen Mary University’s School of International Arbitration, and International Investment Law at King’s College School of Law (Master of Laws program).