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).
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
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.