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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

15 Jul 2019

Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration launches International Fellowship Programme in partnership with CIArb

CIArb is pleased to announce the launch of the International Fellowship Programme in Commercial Arbitration by Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration.

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10 Jul 2019

CIArb Podcast - Bringing mediation into the mainstream with Gill Mansfield FCIArb

CIArb is delighted to present its podcast about meditation. Natalia Otlinger MCIArb interviewed Gill Mansfield FCIArb on the subject of the benefits of resolving commercial disputes via mediation, and initiatives undertaken in different jurisdictions to promote the wider use of this dispute resolution method. 

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10 Jul 2019

Arbitration Pathway to Fellowship Course in Istanbul

CIArb European Branch is pleased to invite you to Module 1: Law Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration Course which will take place between September and December in Istanbul.

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