Ndanga Kamau | Arbitrator. Consultant. Counsel. Lecturer.

I am an international lawyer specialising in international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law. I sit as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, and represent clients in international disputes. In addition to my representation work, I advise clients on dispute avoidance, risk mitigation, drafting dispute resolution clauses, and developing dispute resolution strategies. In my disputes work, I am committed to helping clients identify the most appropriate dispute resolution mechanism for their dispute – not every dispute should be resolved through an adversarial process.

Prior to setting up my international law practice in The Hague, I worked in international law firms, an arbitral institution, government, and international organisations – on three continents. I have worked and lived in Cape Town, Geneva, Houston, London, Mauritius, and Nairobi.

I am available for appointment as arbitrator, advisory and contentious work as counsel, research and training as a consultant, and teaching as an independent/adjunct lecturer. For inquiries, you can reach me at ndanga@ndangakamau.com.

Casework and advisory work | See more information here

Speaking engagements | I regularly speak about, and give lectures on, international dispute settlement and public international law at forums around the world. I have spoken in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Read more here.

Publications | I write on topics related to international dispute resolution and public international law. Read more here.

Other professional activities | Vice President, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration; President, ICC Africa Commission; Co-Chair, Africa Group, IBA Arbitration Committee; Director of Programmes, African Association of International Law (AAIL) / Association africaine de droit international (AADI); Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town; Member, Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) Arbitration Committee; Member, Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) International, Rules Drafting Committee; Africa Rapporteur, OGEMID; PRIME Finance Expert (Dispute Resolution); Member, Foundation of International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) Executive Committee

Professional memberships: Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA), International Bar Association (IBA), European Society of International Law (ESIL), International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), International Law Association (ILA), Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), Royal Netherlands Society for International Law (KNVIR)

Areas of interest for research and writing | 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, access to justice and dispute resolution, law and technology

Nationality | Kenyan

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 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2010)

Contact | ndanga@ndangakamau.com