Ali Adamjee is a barrister at the Chambers of Sir Hamid Moollan QC. He is called to the Bars of England & Wales and Mauritius. Ali specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He has experience before the Supreme Court of Mauritius and international arbitral tribunals. Areas of his practice include international arbitration (incl. arbitration-related court applications), recognition and enforcement under the New York Convention, investment treaty arbitration, injunctive relief, private international law, civil fraud, company & insolvency law, and trusts law. Ali advises and represents companies, States, and State-owned entities in complex cross-jurisdictional disputes and works closely with multi-jurisdictional legal teams. He has been involved as junior counsel in one of the largest Mauritian-seated international arbitration and has successfully enforced the largest international arbitration award in Mauritius.
Prior to joining the Mauritian bar, Ali practised exclusively in the field of international arbitration. He was a member of the International Arbitration Groups of Clifford Chance LLP (London) and Shearman & Sterling LLP (Paris). Ali has also acquired institutional experience as a research assistant at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN
Tunde Fagbohunlu, SAN
In 2021, the Legal 500 EMEA recognised him as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution. He was ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global 2021.
He was described as “well known and highly regarded and has been involved in a lot of ground-breaking matters in the oil and gas industry”. Also, he has recognised as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in the 2021 IFLR1000 rankings.
He was, until December 2020, the Chairman of LACIAC’s Board of Directors. He is co-author of Arbitration in Africa: a Review of Key Jurisdictions (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016) along with Kamal Shah and John Miles.
Wairimu is an international lawyer qualified in Kenya, with 12 years’ legal experience. She has advised private sector and development organisations on various projects in Africa relating to: renewable energy and climate change policy; power project development and financing; private equity; mergers & acquisitions; international arbitration; immigration and employment; intellectual property; and technology.
She is recognized in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2021 rankings as a Future Leader in Arbitration. and has previously worked with leading Kenyan and international law firms and institutions, including Anjarwalla & Khanna (Kenya), JMiles & Co. (Africa) Stephenson Harwood (UK), the Extractives Hub (UK) and the Energy Charter Secretariat (Belgium). She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, A Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Energy Law and Policy (Distinction) from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP).
She is a member of the Board of Directors for LACIAC and has been recognised and included on the Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020 by the Africa Arbitration Academy.
Her experience in the energy sector includes engineering as well as dispute resolution in the following projects:
¨ Construction of 161/34.5kV Bulk-Supply Substation- Ghana
¨ Feasibility Study for 140 MW Wind Power Project – Zambia
¨ Feasibility Study for 100 MW Solar PV project – Zambia
¨ Feasibility Study for 106 MW HydroPower plant – Zambia
¨ Construction of 34 MW Solar PV Plant – Zambia
¨ Feasibility Study for 150 MW Wind Farm – Zambia
Prof. Maxi Scherer
Maxi Scherer is a Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration, where she holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law. She is also a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London.
Maxi has extensive experience with arbitral practice both in civil and common law systems, with a particular focus in the energy sector. She has represented clients, provided expert opinions and sat as arbitrator in more than 100 commercial and investor-state arbitrations. She has been regularly ranked by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, BestLawyers, The Legal 500 etc. as leading arbitration practitioner: including as “Global Elite Thought Leaders” and “Most In Demand Arbitrators – Europe”.
Maxi is a Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and holds many other public appointments of trust, including being a member of: the panel of arbitrators (ICSID), the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and Drafting Committee for new protocols to the Arbitration Rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). She also chaired the recent revision of the arbitral rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).
Kamal Shah is a partner and head of the Africa and India groups at Stephenson Harwood. He specialises in complex, cross-border international arbitration, litigation and fraud and asset recovery in a range of sectors. Kamal is highly ranked in the legal directories including The Legal 500 UK, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders, and has been recognised in Africa’s 30 Arbitration Powerlist 2020.
In addition to being a LCIA Court Member, Kamal is the president of the LCIA African Users Council. He co-published the ‘African Promise’, which seeks to tackle the under-representation of Africans in arbitration.
Etigwe Uwa, SAN
Mrinal leads Secretariat International’s Economic Damages and Valuation Practice in India with the focus on quantification of damages, claims and losses involving complex economic, financial and valuation issues in domestic and international arbitration matters including investment treaty arbitration cases. Mrinal is recognized as one of the leading expert witnesses in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal’ s Arbitration 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Lists and Thought Leader Arbitration Expert Witness 2021 (https://whoswholegal.com/mrinal-jain).
He is a Member of SIAC – Users Council and appointed on the Board of Society of Construction Law – India.
He is a member of AIAC Academy, Tutors Panel and appointed on the Steering Committee of Africa Energy Arbitration Forum, LACIAC.
He is also appointed as an Advisor to ENERAP (Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners) and Energy Disputes Arbitration Centre (EDAC), Turkey.
He serves on the Advisory Board of C.O.R.D (Centre for Online Resolution of Disputes) and Centre for Arbitration and Research, Maharashtra National Law University in India. He commenced his professional career with Ernst & Young in New York in 2007 and brings with him about 15 years of relevant experience.
He was awarded with All India Economics Merit Certificate in 2001 post which he graduated in Economics Honors from St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) in 2004 and pursued his major in Finance from Fordham University in New York in 2007.
Jorge A. Velázquez
Jorge A. Velázquez is the global founder of Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners
(ENERAP). It is an association born in December 2020, whose objective is to promote the
development of arbitration through the study of the characteristics, complexities and
challenges involved in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings related to the
energy sector. ENERAP has 57 chapters worldwide, and was nominated for the GAR Awards
in 2021 for best innovation.
Jorge focuses his practice on domestic and international commercial arbitration and has a
passion for investment arbitration. Regarding energy disputes, he has advised and
participated in cases involving gas pipelines, jack-up rigs, combined cycle power plants,
energy-efficient equipment, and a petrochemical plant.
He is currently an LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge, has previously interned
at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and worked as associate in two major
arbitration firms in Mexico.
Jorge holds a law degree with honors from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
(UNAM), whose law school is regularly recognized by the QS World University Rankings as
the best law school in Ibero-America. During his studies he was awarded a full merit
scholarship to study one semester at the Universität Wien (Austria). He holds two diplomas
in Energy Law and is currently a candidate for a postgraduate degree in Energy Law at