6th Arbitrattoria lunch bowl with Ndanga Kamau – International Arbitration in Africa: A safari from the 19th Century to present day

Join us on 26 November 2021 at 12:45 pm CET for our next arbitrattoria lunch bowl on arbitration in Africa with Ndanga Kamau! Click below to learn more and for the conference link…

About the arbitrattoria and the lunch bow format

The arbitrattoria is a Friday lunch format that we came up with at WagArb about five years ago. One of us would cook a meal for the rest of the team and serve it in our firm’s kitchen, often with special guests and contributions from different parts of the world.

As the arbitrattoria has closed its doors since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have decided to start a lecture/chat series with guest speakers from all over the world called the “arbitrattoria lunch bowl”. Because even though we may not be able to easily share meals and travel places until further notice, we can share stories and impressions all the more.

We’re very proud to announce that Ndanga Kamau has agreed to share with us an overview of arbitration in Africa.

About Ndanga Kamau

Ndanga is an international lawyer based in The Hague, Netherlands. Her practice focuses on international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law.

She sits as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. She also advises and represents clients in investor-state dispute settlement, international commercial arbitration, public international law, investment and trade facilitation, international negotiations, risk mitigation, dispute prevention, and dispute avoidance. She works in a wide variety of sectors and industries and has considerable expertise in matters related to Africa.

Prior to setting up her practice, Ndanga worked in international law firms, an international arbitration institution, government, and international organizations. She has lived and worked in Cape Town, Geneva, Houston, London, Mauritius, Nairobi, and The Hague.

She regularly speaks about and writes on international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law, at forums around the world. She also lectures on these topics at various universities.

Ndanga is a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and was the inaugural President of the ICC Africa Commission (2018-2021). She is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law, a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law, an observer delegate at UNCITRAL WG III on investor state dispute settlement reform, a Co-Chair of the Africa Group of the IBA Arbitration Committee, a PRIME Foundation Expert in Dispute Resolution, and Director of Programmes of the African Association of International Law (AAIL) / Association africaine de droit international (AADI). Ndanga is listed on the CIETAC Panel of Arbitrators and the KIAC Panel of International Arbitrators.

Check out her website for more information: https://ndangakamau.com/

About the event

Ndanga has previously been interviewed by Philipp on this topic as a contribution to Philipp’s International ADR video class at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, and this interview certainly was one of the highlights in this class. So don’t miss Ndanga on 26 November!

The event will be an online video conference and starts will be held from 12:45 pm until 1:30 pm CET (Paris, Berlin, Rome).

The link to the video conference is available here.


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