Registrar & Secretariat

Lawrence Muiruri Ngugi is the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration. He is also an arbitrator and accredited mediator, member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), member of Kenya’s representatives to the UNCITRAL Working Group II Arbitration & Conciliation (involved in discussions which culminated in the Convention on Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration) and UNCITRAL Working Group III Online Dispute Resolution amongst other appointments.

He previously headed the Commercial & Arbitration Division, Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice (Kenya) where he served as Deputy Chief State Counsel handling high profile, complex litigation and arbitration in Kenya, the region and international investor-state disputes under the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary.

He may be contacted through or