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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

26 May 2020

London Branch committee election and AGM

CIArb’s London Branch recently held its annual general meeting through online conferencing, and elected 6 new members to its committee.

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21 May 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on construction projects

CIArb, in collaboration with its Corporate Member Accura Consulting, hosted an online event discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on construction projects. 

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07 May 2020

CIArb and Wolters Kluwer Announce New Content Partnership

In line with CIArb’s commitment to a greener future and to ensure that its materials are accessible to its members,  CIArb’s Journal and Resolver will be available on the Wolters Kluwer’s online platforms.

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