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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Ms. Wairimu Karanja


Wairimu & Co.

Gender: Female

Nationality: Kenyan

Country: Kenya

Email Address:


Languages: English (Fluent), Kiswahili (Fluent)

Experience as sole arbitrator: No

Experience as co-arbitrator: No

Experience as presiding arbitrator: No

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes , 6 cases

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: Nairobi, 2011

Fields of arbitration specialization: Commercial arbitration, Corporate law / M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Finance & Banking, Investment law


Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy, Springer Reference, 2019
The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions, Springer Nature, 2019
Mining Law: Commentaries on Kenya’s Framework Legislation, Strathmore University Press, 2018
Energy Charter Treaty, Oxford Public International Law, 2018
Arbitration in Africa: A Review of Key Jurisdictions, Sweet & Maxwell, 2016
The Proliferation of International Arbitral Institutions in Africa and What the Future Holds for Institutional Arbitration on the African Continent, TDM, 2016

CV: Click here to download