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