ICC Kenyan Arbitration Day 2021 – ADR alternatives and opportunities

16 Sep 2021

Nairobi (Hybrid) English
09.00 (Nairobi) | 08.00 (Paris)

The first ICC Kenyan Arbitration and ADR day will offer the opportunity to hear leading Arbitration and ADR practitioners exchange with clients on the most recent challenges they have been facing in their practice of Arbitration and ADR and the solutions to be designed in order to improve processes for a better service to businesses.  

The ICC Kenyan Arbitration and ADR Day is a unique conference that addresses the concerns of businesses in the management of their disputes.

The conference will cover topics on Arbitration and ADR’s vocation to be used in different types of disputes: from commercial disputes to banking and financial disputes.  The panellists will discuss how Arbitration can be a useful tool for SMEs. The panellists will further share views on Arbitration and ADR’s recent evolution amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential of Mediation in Kenya. Finally, ADR users will be given the floor to share their insights on this dispute resolution mechanism.     

ICC Kenyan Arbitration and ADR Day will be followed by the ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, magistrates, legal directors, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge and keeping up to date with domestic and international arbitration. 

*Nairobi Time Zone


09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks

  • Eng. Patrick Obath, Chairman of the Board, Adrian Kenya, Nairobi


09:15 -10:00

Keynote Speech

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Dr. Wilfred Mutubwa, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch, Nairobi

10:00 – 10:45

Interactive Panel Discussions : Advantages of Arbitration over litigation in commercial disputes

Moderator:

  • Aleem Visram, Member, ADR Commission, ICC Kenya
Speakers:
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir Visram, Former Judge of Appeal, Judiciary of Kenya
  • Prof. Githu Muigai, Senior Lawyer, Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, Nairobi
  • Njeri Kariuki, Lawyer, Okello, Kinyanjui and Company LLP, Nairobi
  • Ndanga Kamau, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

10:45 – 11:00

Tea Break / Bio Break

11:00 – 11:15

Open Topic

  • JMiles


11:15 – 11:45

Interactive Panel Discussion: Arbitration for SMEs (expedited service, self-representation, example of BAS in UK)

Moderator:

  • Kenneth Miriti, Principal Consultant, Kele Consulting, Nairobi
Speakers:
  • Samuel Matonda, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nairobi
  • Diana Sawe, Corporation Secretary and Chief Manager Legal Affairs, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Nairobi
  • Pierre Daureu, Counsel, Alfredo De Jesus O, Paris

11:45 – 12:00

Q&A

12:00 – 12:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Realities of ADR in the COVID-19 climate and virtual ADR


Moderator:

  • Diamana Diawara, Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Ashok Shah, CEO, APA Insurance, Nairobi
  • Laura Lusiji, Senior Associate, JMiles & Co., Nairobi
  • Sebastian Pepin, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • James Kihara, Managing Partner, Kihara & Wyne Advocates, Nairobi

12:30 – 12:45

Q&A

12:45 – 13:00

Networking session

Moderator:

  • Mercy Okiro, ICC YAF Representative for Africa, Independent Legal Consultant and Partner, Thuranira Okiro and Associates, Nairobi

13:00 – 14:40

Interactive Panel Discussion: Arbitration in Banking and Finance disputes

  • Kariuki Muigua, Senior Lawyer, Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, Nairobi
  • Kamau Karori, Lawyer, DLA Piper Africa, Nairobi

14:40 – 14:55

Extended Q&A – Open discussion

14:55 – 15:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Court Annexed Mediation - Potential and Possibilities in Kenya


Moderator:

  • Aleem Visram, Member, ADR Commission, ICC Kenya
Speakers:
  • Carol Kendagor, Deputy Registrar, Court Annex Mediation, Nairobi
  • John Ohaga SC, Managing Partner, TripleOKlaw LLP, Nairobi
  • Hon. Justice Visram, Former Judge of Appeal, Judiciary of Kenya

15:10 - 15:50

Interactive Panel Discussion: Insights from ADR users

Moderator:

  • Nikhil Desai, Director, JMiles & Co., Nairobi
Speakers:
  • Sawan Shah, CEO, Jacaranda Health, Nairobi
  • Nuru Mugambi, Director of Public Affairs, Kenya Bankers Association, Nairobi

15:50 – 16:00

Closing remarks

  • Samuel Nderitu
16:00

Tea & Networking

Pierre Daureu

Counsel, Alfredo De Jesus O, Paris

Nikhil Desai

Director, JMiles & Co., Nairobi

Diamana Diawara

Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ndanga Kamau

Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kamau Karori

Lawyer, DLA Piper Africa, Nairobi

Njeri Kariuki

Lawyer, Okello, Kinyanjui and Company LLP, Nairobi

Carol Kendagor

Deputy Registrar, Court Annex Mediation, Nairobi

James Kihara

Managing Partner, Kihara & Wyne Advocates, Nairobi

Laura Lusiji

Senior Associate, JMiles & Co., Nairobi

Samuel Matonda

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nairobi

Kenneth Miriti

Principal Consultant, Kele Consulting, Nairobi

Nuru Mugambi

Director of Public Affairs, Kenya Bankers Association, Nairobi

Prof. Githu Muigai

Professor of Law, University of Nairobi

Kariuki Muigua

Senior Lawyer, Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, Nairobi

Wilfred Mutubwa

Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch, Nairobi

Samuel Nderitu

Director, Kenya National Committee, Nairobi

Eng. Patrick Obath

Chairman of the Board, Adrian Kenya, Nairobi

John Ohaga SC

Managing Partner, TripleOKlaw LLP, Nairobi

Mercy Okiro

ICC YAF Representative for Africa,

Independent Legal Consultant and Partner, Thuranira Okiro and Associates, Nairobi

Sebastian Pepin

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Diana Sawe

Corporation Secretary and Chief Manager Legal Affairs, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Nairobi

Ashok Shah

CEO, APA Insurance, Nairobi

Sawan Shah

CEO, Jacaranda Health, Nairobi

Aleem Visram

Member, ADR Commission, ICC Kenya

Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir Visram Ebs

Former Judge of Appeal, Judiciary of Kenya

Date and venue

16 September 2021

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Kenyatta Avenue

Nairobi, Kenya 

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