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Steering Committee:

Ms. Jill Obuchunju, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Mr. Lee Mutunga, Impetus Law and Commercial Advocate 
Mr. Benjamin Ng’eno, MIDS LL.M, Geneva
Ms. Mercy Okiro, Advocate, Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Tutor


Kindly guided by:

Young ICCA Co-Chair, Mr. Tolu Obamuroh, White & Case, Paris and Young ICCA Events Coordinator, Ms. Susan Kimani, Permanent Court of Arbitration & Mauritius International Arbitration Centre

Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop in Nairobi, 27 August 2019

Date: 27 August 2019 
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Venue: Laico Regency Hotel, Uhuru Hwy, Nairobi, Kenya

We are pleased to invite you to attend a Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop that will take place in Nairobi on 27 August 2019, from 14:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs, followed by a networking cocktail.

The theme of the workshop is the Basics of International Arbitration, focusing on two topics: “Initiating Arbitral Proceedings: How and Where to Start” and “Arbitration under Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Case Study of the Cortec Mining Kenya Limited & Others v. Republic of Kenya”. The first topic will be addressed by a panel consisting of one arbitration practitioner and one arbitrator, who will discuss this topic from their different perspectives. The second topic will feature two investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) experts who will give a theoretical background on this topic as well as discuss key issues concerning the Cortec Mining case. They will also touch on the public policy aspects of ISDS.

The faculty members include:

  • Mr. Nikhil Desai, JMiles & Co  
  • Mr. Imende Geoffrey, Mohammed Muigai LLP
  • Ms. Njeri Kariuki, Njeri Kariuki Advocate, ICC Court Arbitrator
  • Ms. Pauline Mcharo, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice
  • Mr. Ken Melly, IKM Advocates
  • Dr. Willy Mutunga,SC, EGH, Retired Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya

The Workshop is kindly sponsored by Mohammed Muigai LLP. 

Application and registration: There are 60 spots available and 30 of them are reserved for Young ICCA members. Participants will generally be confirmed on a first come first served basis. To apply, please send a short e-mail in English with the subject line “Young ICCA Workshop in Nairobi”, stating your interest along with your CV, to nairobi2019@youngicca.org, and indicate whether or not you are a member of Young ICCA.

All participants are expected to bear their costs of transportation to, from and within Nairobi, as well as incidental expenses. They are further responsible for any necessary visa arrangements.  

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