Topic: VIRTUAL ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS AMIDST COVID- 19:Efficacy and checklist for best practices

Date: Thursday 28th May 2020

Time & Venue: 11am to 12.30pm on ZOOM

Meg Kinnear
Secretary-General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, DC  

Meg Kinnear is a Vice President of the World Bank Group and the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). As Secretary-General, she oversees a staff of 70 people, administering more than 300 investment arbitrations each year. Ms. Kinnear was formerly the Senior General Counsel and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada. In November 2002, Ms. Kinnear was also named Chair of the Negotiating Group on Dispute Settlement for the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement. From October 1996 to April 1999, Ms. Kinnear was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada. Prior to this, Ms. Kinnear was Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (from June 1984 to October 1996).  

Ms. Kinnear is called to the Bar of Ontario (1984) and the Bar of the District of Columbia (1982). She received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Queen’s University in 1978; a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from McGill University in 1981; and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Ms. Kinnear is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ICSID Review and has published numerous articles on international investment law and procedure and is a frequent speaker on these topics. She is also a co-author of Investment Disputes under NAFTA (published in 2006 and updated in 2008 & 2009), Federal Court Practice (1988-1990, 1991-1992, and 1993-2009 annually) and 1995 Crown Liability and Proceedings Act Annotated (1994).  

Dr. Kariuki Muigua, Ph.D., FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator

Dr. Kariuki Muigua is a law scholar, mediator, Chartered Arbitrator and holds Ph.D in law, University of Nairobi.

He has training and experience in international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation, policy formulation and the legislative process.

He is the (CIArb) Regional Trustee for Africa.   He was the Chairman (CIArb)-Kenya from 2012-2015.  An Advocate of over 27 years at Kariuki Muigua Co. Advocates.

He is recognised nationally and globally and rated by Chambers and Partners as one of the best dispute resolvers in the country.

He has a sterling background in commercial, constitutional and environment and natural resources matters.

He is a university of Nairobi law lecturer and has published in the areas of ADR and access to justice, environment and natural resources.  

PROFESSOR IKE EHIRIBE FCIArb, FAiADR, C.Arb, QDR. Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator & Accredited Mediator.
Ike was called to the Nigerian Bar (1982) and to the Bar of England and Wales (1996) by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He is a Fellow (1994) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and also a Chartered Arbitrator (2007). He is a Fellow of the Asian institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution based in Singapore; an accredited mediator of the Academy of Experts in Gray’s Inn; as well as a CEDR Mediator in Investor – State Disputes. He is an international arbitrator and dispute resolver practising out of 7 Stones Commercial & IP Chambers based in London and is listed on the United Nations affiliated WIPO Panel of Neutrals based in Geneva. He was an officer of the African Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) between 2013 – 2019.

He is a Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) in Salzburg; a part-time Professor of Law at the School of Law, Christchurch Canterbury University, England. He is an approved tutor, trainer and assessor on the arbitration, adjudication and mediation training courses of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.  

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