AFRICA LAW & BUSINESS: ARBITRATION RISING

By Anthony Njogu,Evans Monari Monday, February 08, 2016
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Africa’s seventh largest economy, Kenya is home to a well-developed legal disputes sector with a healthy future and since the introduction of the country's new constitution, arbitration has also been gaining ground. Kenya has a well-established legal infrastructure, based on common law principles, with established provision for dispute resolution in support of a local economy built on agriculture and the service sector. Outside of the High Court, Kenya’s superior court of first instance, the use of arbitration is on the verge of a major leap with the introduction of the country’s new 2010 constitution, which inserted a requirement for mandatory arbitration prior to the pre-trial process.

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