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  • International Arbitration
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Nicola Muriuki
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
Nicola has been based in Kenya since 2012 and has practised international ADR since 2015, working with professionals across Africa, which has included mentoring and training on ADR.

Nicola has represented a number of East African clients engaged in international arbitration under the auspices of the DIFC-LCIA, KIAC, UNCITRAL and the English Arbitration Act, and represented both East African and international parties in negotiation and mediation of commercial disputes.
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Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Counsel
  • Mediator/Conciliator
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
Areas of Speciality
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • Joint Venture
  • Professional Services
  • Regulatory
  • Telecommunications
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
2017: Accredited Mediator, Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
2010: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
2005: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, University of the West of England
2004: Bachelor of Laws. LL.B, University of Kent
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Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
October 2019 - September 2020: Director, JMiles & Co. Nairobi
January 2017 - September 2019: Assistant Director, JMiles & Co. Nairobi
August 2015 - December 2016: Associate, JMiles & Co. Nairobi
September 2010 - October 2012: Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP London
September 2008 - September 2010: Trainee Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP London
June 2007 - August 2008: Legal Assistant, Kingsley Napley LLP London
October 2005 - June 2007: Legal Assistant, Mills & Reeve LLP, London
Nicola Muriuki is an English qualified solicitor and a CEDR accredited mediator, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

She has 15 years experience of working with clients based in the United Kingdom, Europe & Africa, and has represented a number of East African clients engaged in international arbitration under the auspices of the DIFC-LCIA, KIAC, UNCITRAL and the English Arbitration Act. Her experience covers a range of industries including energy, telecommunications and hospitality.

Nicola is also passionate about the use of mediation to resolve disputes. In addition to participating in mediations, she was the lead facilitator in training officers of the Kenyan Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the use of ADR to aid asset recovery in 2018 and 2019. She has also coached students of Strathmore University (Kenya) and written a number of publications on ADR, and the use of ADR in Africa.
Legal Background
  • Common Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
England & Wales
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
- Should you consider remote mediation? (Lexology: 2020)
- Why should you mediate? A comparison of the use of mediation in England and in Kenya (Lexology: 2020)
- Rising in Africa: A look at the growth of Mediation (Legal & Kenyan, Oraro & Co. Newsletter: 2017)
- Contributor to Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions (Miles, J., Fagbohunlu, T. and Shah, K: 2017)
- The Proliferation of International Arbitral Institutions in Africa and What the Future Holds for Institutional Arbitration on the African
Continent (Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) 4: 2016)
- The Development of International Arbitration in Africa (ICCA Congress: May 2016)

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