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Dr Rukia Baruti

Dr Rukia Baruti is a founding member and Secretary General of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA). She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA) and is an international arbitrator. She sits as sole as well as wing arbitrator.  She is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales with legal practising experience in litigation and international arbitration. She specialises in international investment laws with a particular focus on Africa. Prior to founding AILA, Rukia practised law at SJ Berwin’s International Arbitration Group in London. She is a former Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Africa Users’ Council. She benefits from experience in the roles of Counsel, Arbitrator and Secretary to the Tribunal in arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC and the LCIA Rules. She also has a well-rounded knowledge of Public International Law and International Relations gained from her postgraduate studies. Rukia was listed in The Lawyer ‘Hot 100’ in recognition of her work with International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA), an initiative to train African lawyers.


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