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  • International Arbitration
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Mary Ang'awa
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Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator/Conciliator
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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
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • Insurance
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Bachelors of Law LLB Dec1979 Univiersity of Nairobi
Masters of Laws LLM 2005University of Nairobi
FCIarb 2000 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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Arbitration. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya.
Nairobi Centre of International Arbitration NCIA domestic
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Hon. Mary Ang'awa
Former High Court Judge
Judicial officer and others
High Court Judge
Mary Ang'awa ventured into Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 22 years ago (but more actively from 2015 when she retired from the bench) where as a sole arbitrator she has handled a wide range of disputes spanning from; Arbitration case on refurbishment of a building, Lease Agreements and investment disputes. Mary Ang'awa is listed in the following panels; Member, African Arbitration Association (AfAA), Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), Nairobi Centre of International Arbitration (NCIA) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb-Kenya).

In the ADR field, she has served as a Tutor Lecturer 2016, 2017, 2018 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators course. In November 2018, she participated as a panel speaker during the International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At the moment, she is currently a mentor with the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK) and has joined the Africa Arbitration Association (AFAA) as a mentor.

During her career on the bench that span 35 years, She handled cases on; Intellectual Property, Law of the sea cases and Civil appeal cases. She also gave conference papers on corruption in the judiciary, in international and local forums. Mary Ang'awa holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya School of Law-Advocate, High Court of Kenya, Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Hon) (LLB) from University of Nairobi, ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels certificates from Limuru Girls School.

In addition to the above qualifications, she is a Notary Public and a Commissioner of Oaths. She is also a Fellow Arbitrator and an Accredited Mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Eisenhower Fellow, A program for emerging future leaders, an Alumni of the Aspen Institute on the leadership program and is on the Justice Cycle.

She prides herself in many awards that she has obtained during her career; The President Gerald Ford (USA) Award for being an Eisenhower fellow who is considered to reflect the example of integrity and leadership in public service; Former Trustee, President Award (A Youth Empowerment Program affiliated to the International Award (Duke of Edinburgh Award) and Honorary Award from the Association of Adventist Women for her contribution to the judiciary as an Adventist Woman.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
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Bachelors of Law 1979
Masters of Law 2005
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Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Not Applicable
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
F versus J Dispute on building renovation
C versus T Dispute on payment of work done.
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