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Dr Kariuki Muigua Ranked by Chambers as Top Arbitrator for 5th Year

20 January 2022

Chambers Global celebrates Dr. Muigua as being “at the forefront of arbitration,” “having an astute understanding of arbitration” and as “respected for litigation that touches on commercial, constitutional and environmental law.”

Dr. Kariuki Muigua, PhD , PhD, the Managing Partner of Kenya’s Leading Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, is ranked one of the Top Dispute Resolution Experts and Arbitrators in Kenya in 2022 by the Chambers Global Guide, the premier legal rankings directory in the World for the fifth year in a row. This comes just days after Dr. Muigua was confirmed Kenya’s ADR Practitioner of the Year and CIArb (Kenya) ADR Lifetime Award Winner in December last year.

The ranking confirms Dr. Kariuki Muigua’s as an enduring member of the team of elite Arbitrators and Dispute Resolution Specialists in the Kenya. Chambers Global celebrates Dr. Muigua as being “at the forefront of arbitration,” “having an astute understanding of arbitration” and as “respected for litigation that touches on commercial, constitutional and environmental law.” Dr. Muigua is also feted for being a leading author who “has written a number of books on arbitration referred to by courts and judges” and noted for his active role in arbitration where he is the current Africa’s Trustee to Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Last year, Dr. Kariuki Muigua was also the winner of the ADR Publisher of the Year in Kenya for his pivotal role in advancing publishing and research on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Kenya as the Editor-in-Chief of the Official Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch), the Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal. Dr. Muigua is also the Founder and Editor of the Journal of Conflict Management and Sustainable Development (JCMSD), one of Africa’s most consistent and authoritative peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship at the intersection of dispute resolution, environmental law and sustainable development.

Chambers Global Guide has in the past acknowledged Dr. Kariuki Muigua as ‘a highly respected arbitrator and mediator,” and recognized him for having “a sterling background in commercial and constitutional cases, as well as matters relating to the environment and natural resources … and those relating to the extractive industries.” Dr. Muigua is a Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Dr. Muigua has also distinguished himself in ADR Scholarship having researched his PhD Thesis in Environmental Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a Senior Lecturer of Law at the University of Nairobi where he teaches, among others, International Arbitration to the LLM Class. He is widely published in the areas of ADR and access to justice, environment and natural resources and is the author of over hundred articles and papers and eight (8) published books. Dr. Muigua’s leading books on ADR include: Resolving Conflicts through Mediation in Kenya (2013) and Settling Disputes through Arbitration in Kenya, 3rd Edition (2017) which he has made available free for download as part of Social Responsibility and mentorship to upcoming Arbitrators and the 4th Edition of the book is coming out in February 2022. His latest book, Fostering Environmental Democracy and Biodiversity Conservation, was released recently.

Besides serving as the CIArb Trustee for Africa since 2019 to date, Dr. Muigua previously served as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch) Chairperson from 2012 to 2015. He has served member of the National Steering Committee for formulation of the ADR Policy appointed by the Attorney General of Kenya on 27th January 2020.He is a Member of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) Panels of Domestic Mediators, Domestic Arbitrators and International Arbitrators and Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) International Panel of Arbitrators. He has presided over dozens of domestic and international commercial arbitrations appointed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)- Kenya, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) as a sole arbitrator and a member of arbitral tribunals.

Dr. Muigua is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 30 years standing at Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, is a leading commercial law firm in Kenya that specializes in environmental law and natural resources research and practice, ADR, constitutional law and commercial law litigation. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer in Arbitration and Mediation and recently presented a paper at the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Convention on Singapore Convention on Mediation and state of Mediation in Kenya.

Source: The Lawyer Africa

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