Manish is a Senior Associate in the London office, and a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. Prior to joining Three Crowns, Manish worked in the arbitration group of a magic circle law firm in London.
He has advised, 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 and infrastructure, and renewables) under all major arbitration rules.
His recent experience includes:
- acting for a consortium of energy companies in a London-seated LCIA arbitration against the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and obtaining for clients partial final awards worth US$2 billion and a favourable settlement;
- representing infrastructure funds in ICSID arbitrations against Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty arising from measures adversely affecting renewables;
- representing Russian and Cypriot investors in an ongoing UNCITRAL treaty arbitration against the Republic of India in relation to investments in the telecommunications sector; and
- acting, as international advisor, to a party before a Constitutional Bench of the Indian Supreme Court in Bharat Aluminium Company v Kaiser Aluminium Technical Service (2012).
Manish has previously served as a member of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (2014-2016), and taught tutorials in International and Comparative Arbitration at Queen Mary University’s School of International Arbitration. He is currently a visiting lecturer in International Investment Law at King’s College School of Law (Master of Laws program).
Manish is recognised in the Legal 500 UK for international arbitration and as a Next Generation Lawyer for Public International Law.