MILESTONE: Dr Kariuki Muigua

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Legal scholar and advocate, Dr Kariuki Muigua has maintained his listing on the authoritative Chambers and Partners ranking of top local lawyers. The Environmental Law and Policy Consultant who also serves as a member of the National Environment Tribunal stands out as one of the seven local lawyers ranked in the Chambers and Partners Band 1 category which lists the crème de la crème of local lawyers. His alternative dispute resolution (ADR) accomplishments appear to have catapulted him to the apex band.

While acknowledging the ranking feat, Dr Muigua noted that his continued focus on ADR had positively served to secure his ranking this year. “I am humbled by the ranking for the second year running which celebrates my ADR practice area passion and my scholarly pursuits,” he said. The recently released list also ranks city lawyers including Senior Counsel George Oraro, Messrs John Ohaga, Jonathan Havelock, Karori Kamau, Njeri Kariuki and Njoroge Regeru on Band 1.

According to Chambers and Partners, individual lawyers are ranked in their practice-area(s) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client-service. In fact, Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. Their rankings are based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers employed at their head office in London.

On the Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators – Kenya practice area, Dr Muigua, who also sits on the global Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is highly respected in the arbitration association. Notes the Chambers and Partners citation: “Kariuki Muigua of Kariuki Muigua & Co is held in high regard by market commentators for his role in the Kenyan arbitration sphere. In addition to being “a big noise in the arbitration association”, he is widely recognised for his academic work.”

An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 27 years standing and a partner practicing at Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, a firm that specialises in environmental and commercial law litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dr Muigua is an accomplished Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator, with widespread training and experience in both international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation.  

On the academic front, Dr. Muigua, teaches law at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and has also previously taught at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP).