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Kigali International Arbitration Centre


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Kigali International Arbitration Centre
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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Organisation operating since
31 May 2012
Corporate Member Profession
  • Arbitration Institution
Organisation Profile
Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) was created as an initiative of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) of Rwanda, supported by the Government of Rwanda as part of investment climate reforms. This initiative emerged as a response to a need expressed by economic operators facing delays in courts. The Center was officially launched in May 2012 and therefore functions as an ADR think tank.
To be the leading choice for international commercial arbitration and other ADR services.
To promote Rwanda as a venue of efficient arbitration services and a Center of excellence for research and training of professionals in ADR
Members and Structure of KIAC
The Centre has a governance Board of Directors (BoD) comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the Private Sector Federation (PSF) from professional associations and international members with knowledge and practice in international arbitration.
For the day to day management, the Centre has a Secretariat led by the Secretary General appointed by the BoD, with a support management and operational team.
Services and Procedures
KIAC administers cases under KIAC arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Parties may agree in part or wholly KIAC arbitration rules, a modern set of rules consistent with international best practices and covering all aspects of the arbitral proceedings. Arbitration services under KIAC are very cost effective with a schedule of fees allowing the costs of KIAC arbitrations to be kept in line with the size and the complexity of the cases referred to the Centre.
KIAC boasts of world-wide panel of experienced, credible and independent arbitrators. Parties to KIAC arbitrations are free to nominate their arbitrators, subject to confirmation by the Centre in accordance with the KIAC Rules. When KIAC is called upon to appoint an arbitrator, it does so primarily from one of its panels.
KIAC offers professional mediation services under KIAC Mediation Rules (2014).
The Centre is committed to providing high quality logistical support to its users for the organization of the hearings in Kigali; provision of suitable rooms, secretarial and catering services.
For more information please visit our website on or email us at
Areas of Speciality
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
International Arbitration/ADR Services Offered in Africa
  • Appointing Arbitrators/Mediators under Own Rules
  • Administering International Arbitration/Mediation under Own Rules
  • Appointing Authority for ad hoc arbirations
  • Case Administration for ad hoc arbitrations
  • Advise on award enforcement
  • Tribunal Secretarial Services
  • Technical Assistance for African States & Others
  • Accredited Training
  • Conference Organising
  • Conference Facilities
  • Hearing Facilities
  • Promotion of arbitration/ADR
  • Awareness Raising of arbitration/ADR
  • Resource Sharing
  • Legal advice
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Tender Processes
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