Aceris Law’s Kenya Arbitration Lawyers Desk is a dedicated team of lawyers at Aceris Law, a specialised international arbitration law firm, which accompanies clients involved in arbitrations concerning Kenya, i.e., where Kenyan law applies, a contract is executed in Kenya, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Kenya, or the Kenyan State or a Kenyan State entity is involved.
Aceris Law’s Harvard, Oxford and Sorbonne trained lawyers are admitted to bars of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America and have significant prior experience dealing with commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICDR, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned Kenya and neighbouring States.
Our Kenya Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Kenyan lawyers, who are involved depending on the specific needs of a given arbitration. This ensures that our clients obtain the best arbitration legal representation while also maintaining cost-effectiveness for arbitrations involving Kenya.
Our Kenya Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Kenyan jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking native English. William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris, worked in West Africa and East Africa for multiple years on State-funded development projects prior to studying law in North America and Europe. We maintain permanent access to offices in Nairobi, Kenya, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Kenya and East Africa more generally. For instance, we have provided legal representation to a Kenyan client serving as a contractor in cross-border construction projects, have provided legal advice regarding an expropriation claim concerning a neighbouring East African State, have served as counsel for an East African client in a dispute concerning the mining industry and have served as counsel in a public international law dispute involving East Africa. Aceris Law has also served as counsel in multiple commercial arbitrations between African and European companies.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Kenya, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Kenya are handled efficiently, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills, which are important for the successful outcome of an international arbitration.
To learn more about Aceris’ Kenya Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.