Minesh Tanna

Managing Associate


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General Experience

Minesh is a managing associate working in the firm’s dispute resolution team in London. He regularly acts for clients on high-value and complex contentious issues across a range of sectors.

Minesh has previously worked in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Paris, and has advised on litigation matters before the courts of various jurisdictions in Europe and the MENA region as well as a variety of international arbitration matters including under the LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC and ADCCAC rules, and expert determination proceedings. He has also previously spent time working as in-house counsel at BP.

Minesh acted as counsel in a number of arbitration proceedings involving a large property developer in the UAE. He has been nominated by the firm as a “rising star” to the Global Arbitration Review.

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Recent Work
  • acting for an oil and gas major in English High Court proceedings relating to the decommissioning of a North Sea project
  • advising a global telecommunications company on possible arbitration claims arising out of network infrastructure agreements
  • advising various multi-national oil and gas companies on claims relating to an LNG regasification terminal
  • acting for two large companies in English High Court proceedings in relation to the enforcement of arbitration awards
  • representing a contractor in a DIAC arbitration in relation to the development of a major transport hub in the UAE
  • representing a firm of architects in a DIAC arbitration relating to a major construction development in the UAE.

Career and Education

  • BA, Jurisprudence (with French Law), Oxford University (First Class)
  • Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School (Distinction)
  • Research Assistant, Oxford University
  • Judicial Assistant, High Court of England and Wales
  • Higher Rights Civil Proceedings, England and Wales


  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Society of Construction Law
  • various articles published on Simmons’ award-winning elexica database
  • contributor to LexisNexis and Construction Week Online
  • published author of “Think You Can Think?” (on lateral thinking).