Main Areas of Law
Njeri is an advocate who has specialised in resolving disputes through arbitration and adr. During the course of her career, she has delivered awards as a sole arbitrator spanning the petroleum, insurance, banking, industry & corporate sectors, mainly in the domestic arena. Njeri has also sat on several three panel tribunals, as co-arbitrator, determining disputes in similar sectors. Besides being an arbitrator, Njeri is also an accredited mediator and is listed as a trainer & a tutor of several courses with the AFL of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, Njeri recently ended a stint as chair of a Dispute Adjudication Board set-up to midwife an international geothermal project to fruition. In her primary profession as an advocate, Njeri takes on, in the main, non-contentious matters in the realm of real estate (conveyancing) law, probate & succession, commercial contracts, company/business formations & company secretarial matters.
- Nomination by the Government of the Republic of Kenya to the Panel of Arbitrators at ICSID
- Attaining Chartered Arbitrator status in 2008, just to find that there are very female Chartered Arbitrators the world over
- 2014, 2015 & 2016 Citations in Chambers Global as a Leading Individual
- A 2015 & 2016 Citation in Expert Guides as one of the World's leading practitioners in Commercial Arbitration
Trained with Kaplan & Stratton, Advocates (1987/88) and was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in December 1988. Associate with Walker Kontos, Advocates 1988-1990; Partner, Walker Kontos, Advocates 1990-1992. Proprietor of Njeri Kariuki Advocate since 1993 and a Chartered Arbitrator since August 2008.
Committee Member of the Kenya Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member of the Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, FIDA, Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member, LCIA African Users Council, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, ICCA, SIAC Users Council - Africa (by invitation only).
Njeri has published on international commercial arbitration, commercial mediation and litigation.
Expert in These Jurisdictions
World-wide as an arbitrator and adr practitioner; Republic of Kenya.
After a two year stint at the University of Nairobi, Njeri went on to study Law at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, having completed her BA at York University, Toronto. Njeri holds a Diploma in International Arbitration (CIArbn., Keble College, Oxford) and lives in Nairobi all year round where she thoroughly enjoys the company of her 3 children. She is a travel, kick-boxing & power-walking enthusiast.