CIArb News

Updates from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators‘ Kenyan Branch

13 Sep 2018

Kenya Branch has been a buzz of activity and we look to have more activities before the end of the year.

Appointment of Ms. Njeri Kariuki to the ICC International Court of Arbitration  

Worth noting is the appointment of Ms. Njeri Kariuki, FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator, to the ICC International Court of Arbitration – an appointment gladly welcomed by the Kenya Branch. The appointment will give provide the platform to promote dispute resolutionpractice at the Branch. 

Dr. Kariuki Muigua, FCIArb., Chartered Arbitrator for the Africa Trustee Position 

The Branch alsowelcomed the nomination of Dr. Kariuki Muigua as the CIArb Regional Trustee for Africa succeeding Chief Bayo Ojo of Nigeria effective 1st January 2019. The Branch looks to support synergies required to enhance the already strong relationship with the African Branches in order to champion dispute resolution and observe growth in Africa. Dr. Kariuki is our former chairman.

Engaging the Judiciary

The Branch made a courtesy call to the Branch Patron, the Chief Justice of Kenya, Hon. Justice David Maraga, to discuss ways of promoting dispute resolution practice in Kenya. 

Stakeholder Engagement

We continue to reach out to stakeholders to encourage the uptake of dispute resolution practice. Recent meetings with Architectural Association of Kenya led to a successful ‘Entry Course’ of 16 students. Similar arrangements will be made for Engineering and Quantity Surveying professional associations. 

The Upcoming International Conference

The Kenya Branch’s International Conference on Arbitration is to be held 8th-9th November 2018 at the Leisure Lodge in Diani. The Conference themed ‘ADR Trends in a Dynamic Legal Environment’ is set to bring together practitioners and industry players to discuss and highlight emerging trends and their implication on dispute resolution practice within Africa. We look forward to welcoming the sector’s global family.  Details on the conference are available on the conference portal

21 Sep 2022

CIArb and SAC announce new collaboration on fundholding

New collaboration announced at ICCA Edinburgh 2022 under which parties to disputes administered by SAC to be signposted to CIArb Stakeholder Account Service.

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21 Sep 2022

UK APPG for ADR session

On Wednesday 7th September 2022, the alternative dispute resolution all-party parliamentary group (ADR APPG) met for approximately two hours at 1 Parliament St, London to discuss the currently open Ministry of Justice consultation. 

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08 Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022

Following today’s announcement, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators sends its deepest condolences to His Majesty The King and to the Royal Family on the very sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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