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.
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.
29 Nov 2023Joint intervention success as Churchill judgment allows the courts to order parties to mediate
In a significant moment for mediation, the highly anticipated Churchill judgment overturns the decision in Halsey, confirming it is not a breach of human rights to integrate mediation into the court process and, where appropriate, to order parties to mediate. CMC, Ciarb and CEDR joined forces to intervene in the case, arguing strongly for this outcome.
16 Nov 2023Ciarb intervenes twice during UNCITRAL WG III’s latest session
In a lively session focusing on the establishment of an advisory centre in international law and cross-cutting issues, Ciarb intervened twice on behalf of members.