Manu Thadikkaran

Associate, Paris



Manu Thadikkaran is an Associate in the Firm's International Arbitration Group in Paris, with a focus on commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Manu acquired experience within the international arbitration group of a major Swiss law firm,  as well as litigation training from various law firms and Courts in India. During his time as a student in Geneva, Manu also worked in the area of international trade law as a Research Assistant at the Graduate Institute.

Manu is also involved with the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition in Vienna, as a coach and an arbitrator.

Bars and Courts
Bar Council of India
LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS)
University of Geneva and IHEID
BA, LLB (Hons)
National Law University Jodhpur, India
Public International Law Programme
Xiamen Academy of International Law


Representing the main contractor in ICC proceedings relating to a major infrastructure project in Central America;

Representing an Asian company in LCIA India proceedings relating to the performance of a development agreement in India;

Representing a French investor in ICC proceedings relating to the performance of a Joint Venture Agreement in the Middle East.

Representing a Canadian investor in the annulment proceedings of an Award under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules.

Assistance in a shareholder dispute arising under multiple sale and purchase agreements under the ICC Rules.


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, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, Issue 1, 2016, (Co-author with Charles Nairac and Elina Aleynikova)

Enforcement of Annulled Arbitral Awards: What Is and What Ought To Be?, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 31, Issue 5, 2014

Model Text for the Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty: An Analysis, NUJS Law Review, Vol.8, Issue 2, 2016

Judicial Intervention in International Commercial Arbitration: Implications and Recent Developments from the Indian Perspective, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 29, Issue 6, 2012

Local Working Requirement: Reconciling TRIPS Agreement with the Paris Convention, Global Trade and Customs Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2013

Bhatia to Bharat Aluminium: Does it Transform India into a Preferred Destination for International Commercial Arbitration, NLUJ Law Review, 2013