Impact of COVID-19 on Alt2ernative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Impact of COVID-19 on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms It has not been business as usual in access to justice. The judiciary leveraged technology to conduct court sessions. With the suspension of court sessions, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) became the preferred route by most parties to settle disputes. Read more COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all the…

Arbitrability of Disputes in Kenya

Arbitrability of Disputes in Kenya Arbitrability is the determination of disputes that can be solved through the arbitration process and those subject to the national courts. The Arbitration Act 1995 (amended in 2009) does not have a broad scope of arbitrability as with the case of the Kenya Constitution 2010. Read more Introduction Arbitrability is…

Arbitration of Employment Disputes

Arbitration of Employment Disputes Arbitration agreements in employment contracts have long been a matter of contention in Kenya and the other commonwealth states, with both sides advocating either their support or opposition. Read more Introduction Arbitration agreements in employment contracts have long been a matter of contention in Kenya and the other commonwealth states, with…

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes Intellectual property rights, as a general rule, are territorial in scope. IP rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets are more important than ever. To protect IP rights or to enforce agreements licensing those rights, litigation has always been the preferred platform to seek such issues. Read more…

Challenges Facing the practice of Arbitration in Kenya

Challenges Facing the practice of Arbitration in Kenya A perfect society is not defined by lack of conflict but by the mechanisms of conflict resolution. Usually, what holds society together is the ability to amicably resolve disputes that makes coexisting with each other easy. Read more Introduction A perfect society is not defined by lack…

Competence-competence

Competence-Competence The court-arbitration process can be divided into three stages. The first stage involves litigation. This is at the start of the dispute, and the question is whether the court should hear the dispute or the arbitral tribunal. Read more Introduction The court-arbitration process can be divided into three stages. The first stage involves litigation.…

Corruption in Arbitration

Corruption in Arbitration Corruption and integrity of arbitral tribunals is a delicate matter that is usually avoided. The fact that arbitration is concerned with mediation between two warring parties will be naïve to insist that it is insulated against corruption. Read more Introduction Corruption and integrity of arbitral tribunals is a delicate matter that is…

Corruption in International Commercial Arbitration

Corruption in International Commercial Arbitration As human society changes, corruption increases too and takes many formats. Corruption is endemic throughout society. It would be foolhardy to expect that arbitration is free of bribery. States are required to undertake deliberate and decisive efforts to counteract or battle corruption. This rule is not jus cogens, but is…

International Commercial Arbitration in Kenya

International Commercial Arbitration in Kenya Globalization has necessitated the growth and development of international arbitration worldwide. International traders’ preference for international arbitration has been due to the lack of trust for the national courts to settle disputes. Read more Globalization has necessitated the growth and development of international arbitration worldwide. International traders’ preference for international…

Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration

Privacy and Confidentiality in Arbitration Privacy and confidentiality are some of the attributes that distinguishes arbitration over other dispute resolution methods. Privacy means third parties are not included in the hearings and arbitration hearings, while confidentiality relates to an obligation not to disclose information to third parties. Read more Introduction Privacy and confidentiality are some…