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Njeri Kariuki Advocate


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Njeri Kariuki Advocate
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Njeri Kariuki
Country of Birth
English, Kiswahili, Kikuyu, smattering of French
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator/Conciliator
I have not sat as an arbitrator but hold this relevant qualification (see note below)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Public International Law
  • Regulatory
  • Sales & Purchases
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
BA (York) 1984; LL.B (Queen's) 1987; Diploma in International Law (CIArbn, Keble, Oxford) 2008; Fellow (CIArbn.) 1992; CS (ICPSK) 1993; Tutor & Trainer (CIArbn.)
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Advocate, Njeri Kariuki Advocate, 1993 - Present
Njeri is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 32 years turned alternative dispute resolver having acquired qualifications such as Chartered Arbitrator & Accredited Mediator. Njeri has practised in the field of alternative dispute resolution over a span of 24 years as an arbitrator, mediator, tutor, trainer and mentor to many budding arbitrators. Njeri has gained experience, mainly in the domestic arena, sitting as sole arbitrator as well as on 3-arbitrator panels, in the construction, petroleum, real estate, insurance, corporate /commercial industries, amongst others, as well as chairing a DAB that mid-wifed an international geothermal project into operation with minimum disruption. Njeri is the current Kenya Representative at the ICC-ICA and is also one of the AfAA’s Vice-Presidents. She has 3 children and practises out of Nairobi
Legal Background
  • European Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Kenya, World-wide as an Arbitrator & ADR Practitioner
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Built Environment
  • Charter parties
  • Energy Pricing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Loan
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
● Written and presented a paper on International Commercial Arbitration, during the 10th Joint Annual Seminar of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & the LCIA held in September 2014.
● Written and presented a paper on Commercial Mediation in Africa, during the Centenary Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators held in July 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia.
● Written & presented a paper on “The Effective Skills required for building an Arbitration Practice in Africa: a Woman’s Perspective” during the Joint IBA/ICC Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 5th June, 2017.
● Written & presented a paper on “Who is to blame? Exploring the Role of Party Conduct in escalating the Costs in arbitration proceedings” during the NCIA Conference held in Nairobi on the 5th & 6th days of June, 2018.
● Contributed the Kenya Chapter in the:
○ 2014 Chambers Legal Practice Guide on Litigation
○ International Arbitration in the 2016 Chambers Country Practice Guides
○ Global Legal Group's International Comparative Legal 2016, 2017 & 2018 Guides
○ Practical Law - Arbitration Global Guide 2016 & 2017
○ Lexology Navigator Arbitration 2016 & 2017

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