Ndanga Kamau | Arbitrator. Counsel. Consultant.

Areas of expertise | international commercial arbitration, investor-State disputes, international investment law, public international law, private international law

Nationality | Kenyan

Biography | Ndanga Kamau is an international lawyer based in The Hague, Netherlands. Her practice focuses on international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law.

She sits as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. She also advises and represents clients in investor-state dispute settlement, international commercial arbitration, public international law, investment and trade facilitation, international negotiations, risk mitigation, dispute prevention, and dispute avoidance. She works in a wide variety of sectors and industries and has considerable expertise in matters related to Africa. Her clients include private entities, states and state entities, and international organisations. See experience.

Ndanga has substantial international experience. Prior to setting up her practice, she worked in international law firms, an international arbitration institution, government, and international organisations. She has lived and worked in Cape Town, Geneva, Houston, London, Mauritius, Nairobi, and The Hague.

She regularly speaks about international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law, at forums around the world. She also lectures on these topics at various universities. She has had speaking engagements in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Ndanga also writes on topics related to her areas of specialisation. See publications.

Ndanga is a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and was the inaugural President of the ICC Africa Commission (2018-2021). She is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law, a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law, an observer delegate at UNCITRAL WG III on investor state dispute settlement reform, a Co-Chair of the Africa Group of the IBA Arbitration Committee, a PRIME Foundation Expert in Dispute Resolution, and Director of Programmes of the African Association of International Law (AAIL) / Association africaine de droit international (AADI). Ndanga is listed on the CIETAC Panel of Arbitrators.

Ndanga is available for appointment as arbitrator and for advisory and representation work as counsel and co-counsel. She is also available as a consultant on advisory and contentious matters. For more information, and a CV, you can reach her at ndanga@ndangakamau.com.

Areas of interest for research and writing | intersection of public international law and private international law, investor-state dispute settlement, state/investment contracts, the state in international dispute settlement, damages in international law, foreign direct investment, regional integration, international financial markets, international trade, international law in Africa, history of international law, treaty interpretation

Languages | English, French, Dutch, Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Italian (varying levels of proficiency)

Education | LLM in International Dispute Settlement, University of Geneva / Graduate Institute, postgraduate diplomas in law (City Law School / Inns of Court School of Law), Economics, University of Cape Town

Bar Admission | Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2010)

Contact | ndanga@ndangakamau.com