Experience

As sole arbitrator

Contract dispute involving African and Asian parties in the food & beverage industry (institutional, English)

Contract dispute involving West African parties, including a state entity, in the oil and gas sector (institutional, English)

Contract dispute involving East African parties in the construction industry (ad hoc, English)

Contract dispute involving a private company and an international organisation (ad hoc, English & French)

As counsel

Representing claimants in various investment treaty arbitrations in the oil and gas sector involving African, European, Latin American, and North American parties

Representing a respondent state in an investment treaty arbitration in the telecommunications industry

Advising a claimant on a potential arbitration in a contract claim against a respondent state

Advising companies on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in contracts in various industries, including construction, energy, oil and gas, retail, and technology

Advising a state on the potential revision of its bilateral investment treaties (BITs)

Advising a Kenyan company in a contractual dispute involving a Dutch entity

Advising an international company on the design and implementation of grievance mechanisms at different sites

Advising an African state on developing a grievance mechanism for investors

As guest lecturer

Guest lecturer in international arbitration and public international law at various universities, including the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Georgetown University Law Centre (Washington, DC), Notre Dame Law School (South Bend, IN, USA), Loyola University School of Law (Chicago, IL, USA), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Middlesex University (Mauritius campus)

Tutor and guest lecturer on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration 2019, 2020, 2021

Other

Consultations with state entities on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in oil and gas legislation

Visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg Germany doing research on intra-Africa treaty-making

Member of the International Law Association (ILA) committee on rule of law and international investment law

Review of hundreds of arbitral awards as vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Participation in experts’ roundtable on transforming courts in Commonwealth Africa

Review of potential revisions in the substantive provisions of bilateral investment treaties (BITs), regional agreements, and multi-lateral treaties involving African states

Participation as an observer in UNCITRAL WG III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

Member of a drafting committee revising the international arbitration rules of an African arbitral institution

Member of a research group estimating the potential cost of a proposed advisory centre on international investment law

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