Three Crowns is delighted to contribute to the IBA’s “Young Practitioner’s Symposium: diversity and efficiency in international arbitration” on Thursday 24 March at Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey.

Hamid Abdulkareem is Co-Chair of the symposium, and will provide the welcome remarks, as well as coordinate the event on the day with Agnès Bizard of King & Spalding, IBA Arb40 Co-Chair.

Daryl Chew will feature as a panellist in the session, “Diversity in international arbitration”, in which the speakers will explore the key initiatives in the industry, the progress that has been made over the last decade, and the benefits to young practitioners and how they can make a play for space. The panel will take place from 2:30 – 3:30pm TRT.

Manish Aggarwal will moderate the “Innovation and promoting efficiency in international arbitration” panel in a Tylney Hall format, in which the speakers will address what institutions have been up to, developments in legal technology, and third party funding, amongst other interesting developments in innovation. The session will take place from 4:00 – 5:30pm TRT.

The symposium aims to bring young arbitration practitioners up-to-speed on initiatives in international arbitration aimed at promoting diversity and increasing the efficiency of the arbitral process.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Daryl is the managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office. He has an active portfolio of arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture, and general commercial disputes. Daryl serves as the Chairman of the Board of Maxwell Chambers, co-chairs the YSIAC committee, and serves on the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee and Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board. He is recognised in Chambers, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, and has been named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.


Manish, a partner in the London office, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience of representing clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a broad range of sectors (including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, telecommunications, and technology) and in arbitration-related court litigation. Manish is a Co-Chair of the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group and serves as a faculty member of Delos Dispute Resolution’s Remote Oral Advocacy Programme. He is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in arbitration and public international law by major directories such as Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.


Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board. Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders for Arbitration and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria and is ranked in The Legal 500 for dispute resolution.

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