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ABOUT

The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration is pleased to officially launch the programme for the Nairobi Arbitration Week scheduled for 17th to 21st March 2025.

The week will consist of a series of events including a Young Practitioner’s event, a Judiciary event, a SOAS Counsel in Arbitration training as well as organisation led side events. The events will feature a cocktail of topics under the sub-themes of Third Party Funding (TPF), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Construction Arbitration, Ethics, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and International Arbitration. We look forward to welcoming you in person in Nairobi.

PROGRAMME

Starting Time Ending Time Event Host/Sponsor Venue
7:30 8:00 Registration NCIA Secretariat Radisson Blu, Upperhill
8.00 10:30 Breakfast Meeting: Unveiling Untapped Potential in ADR: The Place of WADR Women in ADR/IDLO Radisson Blu, Upperhill
10:30 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 13:00 Side Event Theme:  Contemporary Issues in Construction Arbitration CIArb-Kenya Radisson Blu, Upperhill
13:00 14:00 Lunch
15:00 17:30 Young Practitioner’s Event:

1. The ICC Court and the NextGen.

2. The  Built Environment and the NextGen

ICC YAAF & Young ITA Radisson Blu, Upperhill
17:30 18:00 Tea Break
18:00 18:10 Opening Reception: Welcome of participants to the NAW by the
Chief Guest
Radisson Blu, Upperhill
18:10 18:20 Remarks by a representative from Silver Sponsor
18:20 20:30 Drinks and Networking by all present
20:30 Participants leave at their own pleasure
Starting Time Ending Time Event Host/Sponsor Venue
7:30 8:00 Registration NCIA Secretariat Radisson Blu, Upperhill
8:00 10:00 Side Event Theme: Contemporary Disputes in Construction Arbitration

Topic: The Future of Construction Disputes in the region and navigating new trends

CiArb-Kenya Radisson Blu, Upperhill
10:00 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 13:00 Arbitral Institutions Panel: Gearing up for Changing Times: An Institutional Perspective NCIA Radisson Blu, Upperhill
13:00 14:00 Lunch
15:00 17:00 Side Event: Climate Change  Disputes ALN ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close, Westlands
17:00 18:00 Networking Cocktail ALN ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close, Westlands
Starting Time Ending Time Event Host/Sponsor Venue
9.00 9.30 Registration NCIA Secretariat Radisson Blu, Upperhill
9.30 10.00 Tea Break Radisson Blu, Upperhill
10:00 13:00 Arbitration and investor protection under Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) Ashitiva LLP Radisson Blu, Upperhill
13:00 14:00 Lunch
15:00 17:00 Side Event: The ICC DRS AFRICA TALKS SERIES. Episode 5 A toolbox to boost Africa's economic development? ICC  Kenya Radisson Blu, Upperhill
17:00 20:00 ICC Kenya Court Centenary Cocktail Celebration ICC Kenya Radisson Blu, Upperhill
Starting Time Ending Time Event Host/Sponsor Venue
7:00

 

 

7:30

7:30

 

 

8:50

 

Registration

 

 

Breakfast meeting: The Economics of International Arbitration

NCIA Secretariat

 

GBS Africa/EAIAC

Radisson Blu, Upperhill

 

9:00 9:20 Keynote Speaker: Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome, EGH, Chief Justice & President of the Supreme Court of Kenya
9:20 10:20 Judiciary Event: The Role of State Courts in Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: An experiential perspective. IDLO/NCIA Radisson Blu, Upperhill
10:20 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 13:00 The Role of State Courts in Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: An experiential perspective. Contd... IDLO/NCIA Radisson Blu, Upperhill
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 17:00 Side Event: Third Party Funding (TPF) and Ethics White & Case LLP, Mohammed Muigai LLP Radisson Blu, Upperhill
17:00 20:00 Networking Cocktail White & Case LLP, Mohammed Muigai LLP Radisson Blu, Upperhill

 

Starting Time Ending Time Event Host/Sponsor Venue
8:15 9:00 Registration NCIA Secretariat Radisson Blu, Upperhill
9.00 10.00 Keynote Speaker: Hon.J.B.N Muturi, EGH Attonery General of the Republic of Kenya Radisson Blu, Upperhill
10:00 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 13.00 NCIA Main Event - Oxford Style Debate: Crippling Arbitral Awards: Balancing Deterrence and Proportionality in Penalties NCIA Radisson Blu, Upperhill
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 17:30 Side Event:AI and Arbitration: Are we ready for the lead? TrippleOKLaw MMAN Advocates & Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, UK Radisson Blu, Upperhill
18:00 22:00 Gala Dinner *African-themed  Dress code Radisson Blu, Upperhill

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome, EGH

Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome, EGH

Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya & President of the Supreme Court of Kenya
Hon. J.B.N. Muturi, EGH

Hon. J.B.N. Muturi, EGH

Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya

SPEAKERS

Karim Mahmoud

Karim Mahmoud

Partner, Hadef & Partners, Dubai
Aisha Abdallah

Aisha Abdallah

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
Datuk Sundra Rajoo

Datuk Sundra Rajoo

Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
John Ohaga, SC

John Ohaga, SC

Managing Partner, TripleOKlaw LLP, Advocates
Barbara Kilei

Barbara Kilei

Country Manager, IDLO, Uganda
James Holden

James Holden

Partner, White & Case

MAIN SPONSOR & HOST

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

SIDE EVENTS SPONSORS & HOSTS

CIArb
Women in ADR
GBS Africa
ALN Africa
Ashitiva LLP
ICC Kenya
WHITE & CASE
Muhammed Muigai LLP
GIBB Africa
TripleOKlaw LLP

JUDICIARY EVENT SPONSORS/HOST

IDLO

YOUNG PRACTITIONERS’ EVENT SPONSORS

ICC YAAF
Young ITA

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Africa Arbitration Association (AFAA)
Asian international arbitration centre(AIAC
KIAC
LCA
BIAC
LSK
LACIAC
AFRICA CONSTRUCTION LAW
MIAC
iResolve
ICAMEK
AAK
New York International Arbitration Centre
SOAS
Nigerian Institute of Chartered arbitrators
Lagos regional centre for international commercial arbitration
EAIAC
Association of Young Arbitrators