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Manu Thadikkaran

Senior Associate


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Manu Thadikkaran

Senior Associate


Manu is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration team in Dubai, with a particular focus on construction arbitration.

He has experience in advising and representing clients on complex construction projects across multiple sectors. He also has experience in representing clients in investment treaty arbitrations from the side of the investor and the State. Manu previously gained experience from a major law firm in Paris.



11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 506678

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LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Law, University of Geneva and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2014

B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.), Law, National Law University Jodhpur, 2013

Published work

  • Nuclear Energy Disputes: What Can India Learn from Global Trends (Co-author with Daniel Garton, Andrew McDougall, Dipen Sabharwal, and Ximena Vasquez-Maignan), Nuclear Engineering International, 2023
  • Arbitrability of Fraud: A Never-Ending Evolution in India (Co-author with Akshay Sewlikar), TDM Special Issue on International Commercial and Investment Disputes in and with India, 2018
  • Mandatory time limit for rendering awards under Indian law: how good intentions can lead to bad outcomes (Co-author with Andrew McDougall and Dipen Sabharwal), Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, 2017
  • To What Extent Do Arbitral Tribunals Take into Account Public Policy in the Jurisdictions of Prospective Enforcement of an Award? An Analysis of ICC Awards (Co-author with Charles Nairac and Elina Aleynikova), ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, 2016
  • Enforcement of Annulled Arbitral Awards: What Is and What Ought To Be?, Journal of International Arbitration, 2014
  • Local Working Requirement: Reconciling TRIPS Agreement with the Paris Convention, Global Trade and Customs Journal, 2013
  • Bhatia to Bharat Aluminium: Does it Transform India into a Preferred Destination for International Commercial Arbitration?, NLUJ Law Review, 2013
  • Judicial Intervention in International Commercial Arbitration: Implications and Recent Developments from the Indian Perspective, Journal of International Arbitration, 2012