2nd Annual ICC Kenya Conference and Training on ADR and Arbitration

22-23 Sep 2022

Nairobi, Kenya and online English
Start: 07:00 (EAT) | 06:00 (CET)

Objective/Who should attend? 

The recent disruptions in the global economy and the fast-evolving landscape of African economies call for a revisitation of our practices to best respond to the needs of businesses. This second edition of the ICC Kenya Conference and Training on ADR and Arbitration will be a great opportunity for all dispute resolution practitioners in the East Africa region to gather, learn and exchange on the latest trends of ADR and Arbitration in their region.

This conference is a must-attend for all in-house counsel, company secretaries, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and generally dispute resolution practitioners who wish to connect with their peers while learning about the latest developments in their field of expertise.

Day 1 – 22 September 2022
Day 2 – 23 September 2022

(EAT Time Zone)

ICC Institute Training on Conduct of ICC proceedings and Case Management

09:00-09:15

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

09:15-09.30

Active case management techniques 

  • Kamau Karori, Senior Partner, Dispute Resolution Department DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates

09:30-10:00

Effective management of arbitration: an ICC perspective 

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR for Africa, ICC

10:00-11:00

Case scenarios on active case management techniques and debate 

  • Kamau Karori, Senior Partner, Dispute Resolution Department DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:45

Arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits 

  • Obosa Akpata, Managing Partner at Patreli Partners, Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators

11:45-12:45

Case scenarios on arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits and debate 

  • Obosa Akpata, Managing Partner, Patreli Partners, Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators

12:45-14:15

Lunch

14:15-14:45

Allowing additional claims and parties 

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR for Africa, ICC

14:45-15:30

Case scenarios on allowing additional claims and parties and debate 

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR for Africa, ICC

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-16:15

Managing the exchange of information 

  • Njeri Kariuki, Advocate & First Female Chartered Arbitrator Kenya & Subsaharan Africa, Njeri Kariuki Advocate

16:15-17:05

Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate 

  • Njeri Kariuki, Advocate & First Female Chartered Arbitrator Kenya & Subsaharan Africa, Njeri Kariuki Advocate

17:05-17:15

Concluding remarks 

  • Njeri Kariuki, Advocate & First Female Chartered Arbitrator Kenya & Subsaharan Africa, Njeri Kariuki Advocate

(EAT Time Zone) 

Conference – Theme: Emerging trends in Arbitration & ADR in Africa

07:00-07:30

Arrival and registration, tea or coffee

07:30-08:00

Welcome Remarks 

  • Aleem Visram, Chairperson, ICC Kenya, Commission on ADR and Arbitration

08:00-08:15

Opening Remarks 

  • Patrick Obath, Chairperson, ICC Kenya

08:15-08:30

Keynote Address 

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC

08:30-9:45

Key Developments in ADR and Arbitration in the Region and Africa 

What are the emerging trends in Arbitration and ADR and Africa? 

 

Moderator: Aleem Visram, Chairperson, ICC Kenya, Commission on ADR and Arbitration 

 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Willy Mutubwa, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 
  • Njeri Kariuki, Advocate & First Female Chartered Arbitrator Kenya & Subsaharan Africa, Njeri Kariuki Advocate  
  • Noella Lubano, Partner, Oraro & Company Advocates 
  • Prof. Githu Muigai, Senior Partner, Mohammed Muigai LLP 
  • Kamau Karori, Senior Partner , Dispute Resolution Department DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates

09:45-10:00

Q&A

10:00-10:15

Tea Break/Bio Break

10:15-11:30

Equality and Diversity in the Arbitration Community: Time for a Change, Impact of Women in Arbitration across Africa. 

 

Moderator: Katherine Muldoon, Managing Partner, Muldoon & Partners LLP 

 

Speakers: 

  • Jacqueline Oyuyo, Chairperson, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 
  • Madeline Kimei, Founder & Principal Director, iResolve™ 
  • Dana MacGrath, Arbitrator, MacGrath Arbitration 
  • Assunta Ndami, Team Lead the Dispute Resolution Hub 
  • James Ngotho, Associate, DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates 
  • Reshma Oogorah, International Arbitrator and Legal counsel, Niyom Legal, UAE

11:30-11:45

Open Topic: IKM DLA Piper

11:45-12:45

Disputes in Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction 

 

Moderator: Nikhil Desai, Vice Chairperson, ICC Kenya, Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and Director, JMiles & Co. 

 

Speakers: 

  • Martin Mbugua, Partner, Quantycost Consultants 
  • Paul Ngotho, Managing Partner, Ngotho Arbitration Chambers 
  • Howard M’mayi, Deputy Regional Director, Coast Region- Kenya National Highways Authority 
  • Chloé de Jager, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons 

 

Open topic: A Young Practitioner’s View on Construction Disputes and How to get into that arena 

  • Laura Lusiji, Senio Associate, JMiles & Co.

12:45-13:00

Q&A

13:00-13:30

Arbitration of Banking and Finance Disputes 

 

Moderator: Kenneth Miriti, Chairman, ICC Kenya, Commission on Finance & Banking, and Arbitrator, International Trade and Banking Consultant 

 

Speakers: 

  • Debra Ajwang, Head of Legal & Company Secretary at Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Kenya 
  • June Opiyo, Head, Legal, Litigation & Corporate Functions, Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited 
  • Allen Gichuhi, EBS, C.Arb, SC, Senior Partner, Wamae & Allen Advocates 
  • James Kihara, Partner Kihara & Wayne, Advocates 

 

Open topic 

  • Dr. Peter Kwenjera, Dean Strathmore Law School

13:45-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:15

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) in arbitration: 

Where can we plug in and stay ahead of the curve as arbitration practitioners? 

 

Moderator: Gordon Oduor, MCIARb, International Dispute Resolution, IDR 

 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Kariuki Muigua, Partner, Kariuki Muigua & Co Advocates 
  • Jaqueline Waihenya, Vice-Chair Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya 
  • Wanjiru Ngige, Partner, Mohammed Muigai LLP

15:15-15:30

Q&A

15:30-16:15

Energy and Public-Private Partnerships Project Dispute Resolution 

 

Moderator: Noreen Kidunduhu, Senior Associate, TripleOKlaw 

 

Speakers: 

  • Doris Mwirigi, Managing Director & CEO, Energy Solutions Africa Limited 
  • Robert Mahenia, Senior Manager, Legal Affairs, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) 
  • Ibrahim Kitoo, Chief Legal Officer, Dispute Resolution, KenGen Kenya 
  • Representative from the Kenya Attorney General’s Office

16:15-17:00

Evolving Areas in Dispute Resolution 

 

Moderator: Mercy Okiro, Vice Chair National Construction Authority, 

Vice Chair KEPSA Gender Board  

 

Speakers: 

  • Cecil Kuyo, Partner, Bowmans 
  • Emilia Onyema, Professor SOAS, University of London 
  • Diane Okoko, FCIArb, Principal Partner, Marcus-Okoko & Co.

17:00-17:15

Q&A

17:15-17:30

Closing Remarks 

  • Gordon Ogola, Senior Partner, Gordon Ogola, Kipkoech & Co Advocates

17:30

Networking & Cocktail

Debra Ajwang

Head of Legal & Company Secretary at Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Kenya, Nairobi

Obosa Akpata

Managing Partner, Patreli Partners, Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators, Lagos

Chloé De Jager

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, Johannesburg

Nikhil Desai

Vice Chairperson, ICC Kenya ,Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and Director, JMiles & Co.Director, Jmiles & Co., Nairobi

Diamana Diawara

Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC, Paris

Allen Gichuhi

EBS, C.Arb, SC, Senior Partner, Wamae & Allen Advocates, Nairobi

Njeri Kariuki

Advocate &  First Female Chartered Arbitrator Kenya & Subsaharan Africa, Njeri Kariuki Advocate Nairobi

Kamau Karori

Senior Partner , Dispute Resolution Department DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates, Nairobi

Noreen Kidunduhu

Senior Associate, TripleOKlaw, Nairobi

James Kihara

Partner Kihara & Wayne, Advocates, Nairobi

Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria

Director General, EPRA, Nairobi

Ibrahim Kitoo

Chief Legal Officer, ,Dispute Resolution, KenGen Kenya, Nairobi

Cecil Kuyo

Partner, Bowmans, Nairobi

Dr. Peter Kwenjera

Dean Strathmore Law School, Nairobi

Noella Lubano

Partner, Oraro & Company Advocates, Nairobi

Laura Lusiji

Senior Associate, Jmiles & Co., Nairobi

Dana MacGrath

Arbitrator, MacGrath Arbitration, New York

Robert Mahenia

Senior Manager, Legal Affairs, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Nairobi

Martin Mbugua

Partner, Quantycost Consultants, Nairobi

Patricia Mbugua

Kenya Bankers Association, Legal Affairs Committee, Nairobi

Kenneth Miriti

Chairman, ICC Kenya, Commission on Finance & Banking, and Arbitrator, International Trade and Banking Consultant Nairobi

Howard A . M’mayi

Deputy Regional Director, Coast Region- Kenya National Highways Authority, Nairobi

Prof. Githu Muigai

Senior Partner, Mohammed Muigai LLP, Nairobi

Dr. Kariuki Muigua

Partner, Kariuki Muigua & Co Advocates, Nairobi

Katherine Muldoon

Managing Partner, Muldoon & Partners LLP, Nairobi

Dr. Willy Mutubwa

Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nairobi

Doris Mwirigi

Managing Director & CEO, Energy Solutions Africa Limited, Nairobi

Assunta Ndami

Team Lead the Dispute Resolution Hub, Nairobi

Wanjiru Ngige

Partner Mohammed Muigai LLP, Nairobi

James Ngotho

Associate, DLA Piper Africa and IKM Advocates, Nairobi

Paul Ngotho

Managing Partner, Ngotho Arbitration Chambers, Nairobi

Patrick Obath

Chairman, ICC Kenya, Nairobi

Gordon Oduor

MCIARb, International Dispute Resolution, IDR, Nairobi

Gordon Ogola

Senior Partner, Gordon Ogola, Kipkoech & Co Advocates, Nakuru

Mercy Okiro

Vice Chair, National Construction Authority, Vice Chair KEPSA Gender Board Nairobi

Diane Okoko

FCIArb, Principal Partner, Marcus-Okoko & Co., Abuja

Emilia Onyema

Professor SOAS, University of London, London

Reshma Oogorah

International Arbitrator and Legal counsel, Niyom Legal, UAE

June Opiyo

Head, Legal, Litigation & Corporate Functions, Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited, Nairobi

Jacqueline Oyuyo

Chairperson, Nairobi Centre fo International Arbitration, Nairobi

Aleem Visram

Chairperson,  ICC Kenya, Commission on ADR and Arbitration, Nairobi

Jaqueline Waihenya

Vice-Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya, Nairobi

Venue: Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts in Westlands, Nairobi

Mkungu Close, Westlands, off Parklands Road, Nairobi, P.O Box 49719

00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 709548000

Email: hotel.nairobi@movenpick.com

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