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Manan Singh

Manan joins East Anglian Chambers after more than 12 years practising in the City of London with a number of international law firms. His practice focuses on high-value, complex commercial and financial litigation and international arbitration, as well as matters of company law, civil fraud, professional negligence, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency law.
Manan Singh
His experience spans a broad range of industry sectors and jurisdictions, with proceedings often being multi-jurisdictional in nature. He also advises high net worth individuals and companies on matters of asset structuring and trusts. In addition to his commercial disputes practice, Manan has a wealth of transactional experience in banking and capital markets which gives him a unique expertise in dealing with financial disputes and technical expert evidence relating to such disputes.

Clients describe him as having “a terrific eye for the end-game in any complex dispute” and being “a meticulous and well-prepared advocate that takes no hostages". He is further described as “a technical powerhouse on expert evidence – thorough and compelling”.

Manan has appeared regularly in the English High Court and before arbitral tribunals constituted under the rules of the ICC in Paris, London and Dubai, LCIA, the DIFC-LCIA, and SIAC.

He is happy to talk through queries on an informal basis prior to instruction, and prides himself on being responsive and easy to work with.

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and finance
  • Financial services
  • Oil and Gas
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Franchise agreements and licensing disputes
  • Shareholder actions
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Civil fraud / conspiracy
  • Injunctive and emergency relief (litigation and arbitration)
  • Professional negligence
  • Insolvency and Company Law

Principal significant matters

  • Acted for the luxury goods manufacturer Montblanc in English court proceedings to enforce an arbitration award against a former franchisee, including obtaining a freezing injunction and charging orders.
  • Advised a prominent Middle-Eastern family in litigation proceedings against Credit Suisse in relation to a claim for the mis-selling of structured products.
  • Acted for the claimant in DIFC-LCIA arbitration proceedings in a shareholder dispute relating to a space and satellite risk insurance intermediary company.
  • Acted for the respondent in ICC London arbitration proceedings in an African oil and gas dispute relating to an off-shore drilling contract.
  • Acted for a pay-tv platform in ICC Paris arbitration proceedings relating to the sale and licensing of pay TV rights and sports content for 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region with a value of US$1.6 billion.
  • Acted for a leading franchisor in the food & beverage industry in the MENA region in ICC Paris arbitration proceedings against a franchisee, and in subsequent English court proceedings to enforce the arbitration award in their favour.
  • Advised a foreign investor in LCIA arbitration proceedings in relation to recovering its investment in a start-up venture which had been misappropriated by the promoter counterparty in India.
  • Advised a senior employee in the SFO investigation against Barclays relating to the 2008 capital raising by the bank.
  • Acted for the respondent in DIFC-LCIA arbitration proceedings for specific performance of a whole-business sale and purchase agreement.
  • Advised the defendants in the long-running Masri litigation in cross-border proceedings in England and 4 other jurisdictions.
  • Advised the claimant in DIFC court proceedings relating to the defaults under a single-currency loan facility provided by the claimant.
  • Advised the mezzanine lenders in the IMO Car Wash case in proceedings in the English High Court, and the subsequent entry into administration of the relevant companies.
  • Advised a leading global oil company in defending sham proceedings brought against its project finance SPV company by a distressed debt investor in multi-jurisdictional court proceedings.
  • Advised Merrill Lynch International on the recovery of its financial investments in complex structured products in an insolvent hedge fund group in multi-jurisdictional court proceedings.
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