Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Eng. Bwalya Lumbwe

Managing Consultant


Gender: Male

Nationality: Zambian

Country: Zambia

Email Address:

Languages: Bemba (Native), English (Working knowledge)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 14 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: No

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission:

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Engineering, Energy & Natural Resources


1. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘Constitution of Dispute Boards: What are the Salient Issues’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, vol 7, issue 1, 2019) 291.
2. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘The African Arbitration Association is Here. Now what?’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, vol 7, issue 2, 2019) 32.
3. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘Business Case for Arbitration and ADR in Africa: Dispute Resolution in Construction and Infrastructure: Are we keeping in step with growth? (2nd NCIA International Arbitration Conference and ADR Conference, Mombasa, March 2020) [Presentation/paper] found at: Click on download papers and presentations.
4. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘Effective Dispute Settlement as a Catalyst for Infrastructure Development in the Construction and Energy Industry’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 8, Issue 2, 2020).
5. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘Construction Dispute Resolution in Zambia: A Public Procurement Perspective’ (2020), 36 Const.L.J. Issue 4, 314.
6. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘FIDIC 2017 Edition of Contracts: The Repercussions of Defining the Words Claim & Dispute on the Claims and Dispute Referral Procedures’ (Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Vol 86, Issue3
4, 2020) 447.
7. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘FIDIC Around the World: Zambia’ IBA Construction Law International, Vol 15, Issue 4 (Dec 2020) 4.
8. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘The Arbitration Act, Zambia: Peculiarities and Implications’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 9 Issue 1, 2021) 114.
9. Bwalya Lumbwe, Remission of an Award: An Analysis of the Supreme Court of Zambia Decisions in Metalco Industries Ltd v Nubian Resources Ltd (2016) Z.R. Volume 3, p.1344, (African Journal of Arbitration and Mediation, Volume 1, Number 2, 2021).
10. Bwalya Lumbwe ‘Arbitration Awards in Zambia: The Application of Interest under the Public Works Sector Contracts’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 9 Issue 3, 2021) 39.
11. Bwalya Lumbwe ‘The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct: Judges as Arbitrators’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 9 Issue 4, 2021) 38.
12. Bwalya Lumbwe ‘The Zambian Public Procurement Act No. 8, 2020 -The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provisions: Are they Fit for Purpose?’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 10 Issue 2, 2022) 101.
13. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘Africanisation of International Dispute Resolution: Stocktaking of African Construction and Engineering Disputes with Reference to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction’ (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 11 Issue 1, 2023) 116.
14. Bwalya Lumbwe, Book Review, ‘UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: A Commentary on the Zimbabwean Arbitration Act,’ by Davison Kanokanga, Prince Kanokanga. [ISBN: 978 1 48513 953 9](Alternative Dispute Resolution, Vol 11 Issue 1, 2023) 252.
15. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘The Elephant in the Room: Ethical Issues on the Role of the Engineer in Claims and Dispute Resolution – Emphasis on the FIDIC 1999 Form of Construction Contract’, [2023] ICLR 1000.
16. Bwalya Lumbwe, ‘The FIDIC Pink Book and public procurement legislation, Zambia’ IBA Construction Law International, Vol 18 No. 2, July 2023.

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