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nairobi conference PROGRAMME

AILA in association with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch

Hot Topics in Investment Arbitration

Date:    5 November 2018

Venue: Riara University, Riara Law School, Mbagathi Way, Nairobi

Main Building, Room G15, Ground Floor.

08:30   Registration

09:30   Welcome Address by Prof. Robert Gateru, Vice Chancellor, Riara University

09:35   Welcome Address by Calvin Nyachoti, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch

09:40   Opening Remarks by Dr Rukia Baruti, Managing Director, AILA/Secretary General, African Arbitration Association

09:45   Keynote Address by Prof. Githu Muigai EGH, SC, Former Attorney General of Kenya

10:15   GROUP PHOTO/COFFEE BREAK.................................................................................................................................................

10:45 -  International Investment Law and Policy: Human Rights, Environmental Damage and Sustainable Development

Moderator:Amne Suedi Kagasheki, Principal, ShiKana Law Group

Panellists

Dr. Kariuki Muigua, Partner, Kariuki Muigua & Co.

Prof. Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva

Tafadzwa Pasipanodva, Partner, Foley Hoag

12:00 - Arbitrating Investment Disputes in Africa: Are We Any the Wiser?     

Moderator:Muhammad Dele Belgore, SAN, Partner,Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Panellists

Paul Ngotho, Chartered Arbitrator, Ngotho Property Consultants Ltd.

Kamau Karori, Partner, Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates

Lawrence Muiruri, Registrar/CEO, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

13:15 -  LUNCH..............................................................................................................................................................................................

14:15 -  ReformingInvestor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS): What Role for African States?

ModeratorMilly Jalega, Partner, Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates

Panellists

Njeri WachiraHead, International Law Division Office of the Attorney-General and Department of Justice, Kenya

UchéEwelukwa OfodileProfessor, University of Arkansas School of Law

Leah Njoroge KibeAssociate,JMiles & Co.

15:30 -  MultilateralInvestment Court or Appellate Body Mechanism: Which Way Forward?

ModeratorMichele Potestà, Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Panellists

Dr Chrispas NyombiSenior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

Tsegaye Laurendeau, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling

Dr Khrushchev Ekwueme, Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP

16:45   Closing Remarks by Samuel Mbiriri Nderitu, Vice Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Branch

16:50 - NETWORKING RECEPTION...............................................................................................................................................,,,,,,,,,.

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