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Beijing International Arbitration centre & Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 27/03/2017
  • Promote ADR in settling disputes arising from Africa-China transaction
  • Establish China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre Guiding Committee
  • Set up respective working group for building the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre(CAJAC) and appoint contact persons
  • BAC/BIAC to establish CAJAC Beijing and NCIA to establish CAJAC Nairobi
  • Working group to promulgate uniform CAJAC Rules
  • Adopt Panels of Recommended Arbitrators
  • Mutually promote dispute resolution services and model clauses of CAJAC Beijing and CAJAC Nairobi
  • Cooperate on training of arbitrators and dispute resolution lawyers in China and Kenya
  • China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) established.
  • NCIA designated as CAJAC Nairobi Centre
  • CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Model Clause for CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Proposed CAJAC website approved by members.
  • Guiding committee meeting held on 29th January 2021 via Zoom
  • CAJAC invited and participated in the 1st National ADR Conference organized by the Centre in 2018.
  • NCIA to nominate 15 arbitrators or mediators from its Panel to the CAJAC Centre
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Shenzhen Court International Arbitration & Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 29/03/2017
  • Promote ADR in settling disputes arising from Sino- African transaction
  • Set up respective working group for building the China-Africa dispute resolution mechanism and appoint contact persons.
  • Working group to provide solid basis for cooperation between CAJAC Nairobi and CAJAC Shenzhen
  • Cooperate on training of arbitrators and dispute resolution lawyers in China and Kenya
  • China-Africa Joint Arbitration members.CAJAC) established.
  • NCIA designated as CAJAC Nairobi Centre
  • CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Model Clause for CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Proposed CAJAC website approved by members.
  • Guiding committee meeting held on 29th January 2021 via Zoom
  • CAJAC invited and participated in the 1st National ADR Conference organized by the Centre in 2018
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Shanghai International Arbitration Centre&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 22/08/2017
  • Adopt Panels of Recommended Arbitrators
  • Set up respective working group for building the China-Africa dispute resolution mechanism and appoint contact persons
  • Working group to provide solid basis for cooperation between CAJAC Nairobi and CAJAC Shanghai
  • Cooperate on training of arbitrators and dispute resolution lawyers in China and Kenya
  • China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) established.
  • NCIA designated as CAJAC Nairobi Centre
  • CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Model Clause for CAJAC Rules developed.
  • Proposed CAJAC website approved by members.
  • Guiding committee meeting held on 29th January 2021 via Zoom
  • CAJAC invited and participated in the 1st National ADR Conference organized by the Centre in 2018.
  • NCIA to nominate 15 arbitrators or mediators from its Panel to the CAJAC Centre
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The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 22/08/2017 & Enforced as from 11/08/2017
  • Agreed to cooperate, where possible and within their respective mandates, in order to facilitate the discharge of their respective Function.
  • Agreed to invites to proceedings administered to seek the support of the PCA & the NCIA, where such support can complement the services provided by both parties including venues for hearings.
  • Agreed to Cooperate in the organization of conferences, lectures, and Seminars on arbitration and other means of dispute resolution.
  • Agreed to Cooperate in the organization of conferences, lectures, and Seminars on arbitration and other means of dispute resolution.
  • Played an active role as a media partner towards the success of Nairobi arbitration week 2023.
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Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 30/08/2019
  • Promote arbitration and other ADR techniques through joint capacity building events (workshops, seminars, symposium), organization of international conferences and publication of research.
  • Provide each other with relevant information, advice or contacts; commit to jointly conduct academic and policy papers, practical research and studies and equip libraries with ADR documentations and publications.
  • Undertake at least one exchange visit between the organizations.
  • Use office premises of either institution upon the terms & conditions to be agreed upon when need arises.
  • Mutually cooperate to achieve the goals of African Arbitration Association
  • Undertake any other activities as agreed by both parties.
  • Director CRCICA invited speaker during the 2nd International Conference organized by the Centre in 2020.
  • Discussions for a joint CRCICA-NCIA moot afloat.
  • Discussions for a joint CRCICA-NCIA case counsel staff internship afloat.
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Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration&Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Kenya Branchjointly with

Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution

02/10/2019
  • Offer technical support from collective membership to improve policy, legal and regulatory framework on ADR
  • Use meeting premises of either institution upon terms & conditions agreed upon when need arises
  • Share on reciprocal basis the Panel List upon terms & conditions when the need for appointment arises
  • Use dispute administrative services of the Centre
  • Collaborate to promote use of ADR through constructive engagement with other stakeholders
  • Reciprocal arrangements for participation, recognition and accreditation of CPD programs, trainings & events
  • Disseminate information on availability on each institution’s website, newsletters and other media
  • Undertake any other activity as agreed upon by parties
  • Collaborate to promote use of ADR through constructive engagement with other stakeholders
  • Reciprocal arrangements for participation, recognition, and accreditation of CPD programs, trainings & events
  • NCIA and CIArb(K) have collaborated to synchronize international events to maximize participation and avoid duplication.
  • NCIA and CIArb(K) have partnered in sponsorship and resource persons in Conferences and events.
  • CIArb(K) accredited the 2nd NCIA International Conference and sponsored its members.
  • NCIA sponsored the CIArb(K)
  • Collaborated with NCIA’s as a side event sponsor towards the success of Nairobi arbitration week 2023.
  • Recognized the Nairobi Arbitration Week and agreed to incorporate in CPD programme for their members
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Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration  to promoting ADR 04/06/2020
  • Facilitate the discharge of respective functions with an aim of promoting ADR KNCCI to create awareness of the Centre to its members KNCCI to reach out to its members to include NCIA Arbitration and other dispute resolution clauses in all their commercial contracts NCIA to assist KNCCI members in creating awareness through training, seminars, workshops and meetings at the convenience of parties.
  • KNCCI participated in the Donor Roundtable organized by the Centre in 2020 List of KNCCI members formed part of targeted respondents during questionnaire administration for the Centre’s research.
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The Law Society of Kenya&Nairobi Centre for Internal Arbitration 21/04/2021
  • Offer technical support from collective membership to improve policy, legal & regulatory framework on ADR
  • Use meeting premises of either institution upon terms & conditions agreed upon when need arises
  • On reciprocal basis share Panel List upon terms & conditions agreed upon by parties
  • Use dispute administrative services of the Centre on terms & conditions agreed upon when need arises Collaborate to promote use of ADR through constructive engagement with other stakeholders
  • Reciprocal arrangements for participation, recognition and accreditation of CPD programs, trainings & events
  • Disseminate information on availability of reciprocal services on each institution’s website, newsletters and other media
  • Undertake any other activity as agreed upon by parties
  • Cooperation agreement is not legally binding
  • Reciprocal arrangements for participation, recognition, and accreditation of CPD programs, trainings & events
  • Collaborate to promote use of ADR through constructive engagement with other stakeholders
  • Implementation stage invoked
  • Recognized the Nairobi Arbitration Week and agreed to incorporate SOAS counsel Training as CPD programme for their members.
  • Actively participated and sponsored the LSK Annual conference 2023, under the theme: Climate Change: From Theory to Action, The Role of the Legal Profession in Climate Justice. Held between 15th – 20th August 2023 at Diamond Leisure Beach & Golf Resort in Kwale.
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The Kenya Private Sector Alliance&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 27/09/2022
  • Support promotion of Mediation as dispute resolution mechanism through structured awareness and sensitization programmes for KEPSA members.
  • Facilitation for provision of facilities where Mediation can be undertaken by KEPSA members.
  • Promote NCIA as a leading Centre for provision of alternative forms of dispute resolution services including rules of procedure, technical support, case management and customized hearing venue.
  • Training and information sharing to enhance the capacity of private Mediators within KEPSA.
  • Creation of a fast-tracked mechanism through which the private Mediation Settlement Agreements reached by the parties who subject their disputes for resolution at the Centre are adopted and enforced by the courts in terms of Section 59D of the Civil Procedure Act.
  • Joint advocacy on areas of Mutual Interest. Enhance access to partnerships and networks of mutual interest.
  • Parties will convene meetings to review progress against the areas of cooperation outlined above.
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Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration &International Senior Lawyers Project 28/10/2022
  • Through which ISLP provides legal support to the NCIA, according to ISLP’s Mission, on certain matters with which NCIA requires external legal assistance.
  • The nature of the legal support provided by ISLP may include, and isnot limited to international and comparative legal research, legislative review and drafting support, and general capacity building consistent with ISLP’s Mission and areas of expertise.
  • In coordination with the Business Development Department, White & Case offered and reviewed: i) “The Curriculum of Lawyering skills in ADR and, ii) The international commercial and investment arbitration.” The process is still underway.
  • Between 27th and 31st March 2023 ISLP in coordination with the capacity-building unit undertook the State Counsels training on international commercial and investment arbitration.
  • Played an active role towards the success of Nairobi arbitration week 2023.
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Energy Disputes Arbitration Center&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration 08/11/2022
  • To establish a framework for the parties to join their forces in the promotion of arbitration.
  • To record the willingness of the parties to collaborate on leg on legal matters that mutually benefits the parties’ combined expertise and resource. Exchange information and publications on arbitration and other forms of ADR either electronically or hard copy. Recommend to each other suitable individuals to serve as arbitrator on particular case upon request.
  • Include the model arbitration clause of the other party on their web pages to raise awareness.
  • Make participants in their respective proceedings aware of the availability of the facilities pursuant to this MOU in context of a particular dispute. The parties will endeavor to cooperate in the organization of conferences, Lectures, and seminars and publications on arbitration.
  • To establish a framework for the parties to join their forces in the promotion of arbitration.
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The East Africa Law Society of Kenya (EALS)&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) 31st March 2023
  • To develop a positive and mutually beneficial relationship in different fields including the following:
  •  Policy and Legal Reform.
  • Alternative hearing & Training facilities.
  • Sharing of Panel List
  • Institutional Case Administered Process.
  • Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Recognition and Accreditation.
  • Other activities as agreed by both parties in furtherance of agreed shared objectives; not limited to marketing and business development and any assistance to other ADR institutions particularly those existing within East Africa.
  • Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • On 23rd May 2023 NCIA in partnership with EALS hosted a webinar entitle ADR under the Treaty Establishing the East African Community focusing on the Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Played an active role as a media partner towards the success of Nairobi arbitration week 2023
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 HongKong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)&Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA)  19th September 2023

 1.1 The Parties agree to consider the possibility of jointly coordinated activities in the form of:(a) conferences, workshops, trainings, or other events on topics related to international arbitration and/or other means of dispute resolution; and

(b) research on various topics for publication and/or preparation of other materials on topics related to international arbitration and/or other means of dispute resolution.

1.2 The Parties agree that the terms of any joint activities will be subject to subsequent agreement on specific terms. The Parties may introduce and collaborate with other partners in such joint activities and are not restricted in any way from engaging in other activities with the same aims with other partners or alone.

1.3 To the extent practical, the Parties agree to exchange plans and schedules for conferences and/or events that they are organising that may be of interest to the other Party and to consult with the other Party when finalising plans to conduct a major conference or event in the other’s jurisdiction.

1.4 This Agreement is not intended to be an economic burden on either party. For specific actions, the corresponding development shall be agreed by means of a specific agreement or annexed to this document, where the reciprocal obligations shall be stipulated, where appropriate.

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Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) and Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA)  7th March 2024

 1.1 Exchange of ideas and development of innovative solutions to support the shared objectives of the Parties, including the use of shared online portal for filing and registering cases, reporting of awards, availability of rules of the institutions and directions, sharing of arbitrators lists and how to acieve best practices in business and dispute resolution services, to streamline and optimize the delivery of arbitration and other dispute resolution services.

1.2 Grow knowledge and skills among the Parties through training of various stakeholders of the Parties such as lawyers, arbitrators, judges and case managers as well as promote other means on the operation, facilities and benefits of all the Parties.

1.3 Share research and insights into applicable regulations, stakeholders and procedures for the benefit of the Parties and their potential users.

1.4 Work together with other third Parties through separate MoU’s or agreements to develop a pipeline of dispute resolution practitioners through higher education institutions and learning programs.

1.5 Exchange information to help create awareness about the Parties and their services in order to build trust and visibility to a larger customer base.

1.6 Together engage third parties where necessary to work on law reforms that may support the promotion of arbitration and dispute resolution services and this cooperation.

1.7 Create joint quality standards on scrutiny of awards, arbitral procedures, arbitral awards and regular institutional statistical reporting.

1.8 As far as possible, jointly promote diversity of underrepresented professionals by gender, young professionals and inclusion of other professionals.

1.9 The Parties shall exercise their best efforts to further develop their relationship, by ways including, but not limited to marketing strategies, meetings, exchange programs of staff, courtesy visits and/or workshops on an ad hoc basis as mutually agreed by the Parties.

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