Mercy A. Okiro

Independent Consultant



Nairobi, Kenya

Commercial Law (General)
Family law
International Law


Master of Laws in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London
Master of Arts in International Studies, University of Nairobi
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Moi University

• ‘The UNCITRAL Draft Code of Conduct for Arbitrators: Voluntary or Mandatory?’ to be published in the ‘Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law Book, Volume 15
• ‘2020 SOAS in Africa Arbitration in Africa Survey confirms African Institutions and Seats to be a Force to Reckon With’, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, August 24 2020
• ‘The Dark Cloud of the Global Pandemic: Silver Linings for Young Arbitrators in Africa’, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, July 4 2020
•A Call to Action for Young ADR Practitioners in Zambia,’ published in the CIArb Zambia April-June Newsletter (2019)
• ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: Which way forward for practitioners in
Kenya?’ published in the Advocates Magazine of the Law Society of Kenya
• ‘Dispute Resolution in Sports: The use of Arbitration’ published in the Sports
Monthly Magazine, Kenya

• Member-Advisory Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration Young Arbitrators Network
• Vice Chairperson-Gender and Youth Sector Board, Kenya Private Sector Alliance
• Africa Co Chair-Arbitrator Intelligence
• Board Member- Continuous Development Programme Committee, Law Society of Kenya
• Ambassador and Committee Member-Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers
• Member-Association of Professional Societies in East Africa
• Member- Continuous Development Programme Committee, Law Society of Kenya
• Fellow-World Mediation Organization
• Chairperson(Former) – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Young Members
Group, Kenya
• Representative- International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
for Africa, the Middle East and Turkey
• Council Member-Association of Young Arbitrators
• Steering Committee Member-Equality for Representation in Arbitration Pledge

I am a curious learner who takes a lot of pride in learning new things, meeting new people and being part of new experiences. ADR has been at the forefront of my career for the last few years but of late I find myself getting into sports law, procurement, diversity and inclusion as well as construction law. I like to think of myself as a curious yet all-around practitioner.

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