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Dr Rukia Baruti

Position: Secretary General, African Arbitration Association


Dr Rukia Baruti is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales.  She is a founding member and current Secretary General of the African Arbitration Association.  Previously, she managed Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA), a capacity building initiative she founded that trained African lawyers in investment treaty law and arbitration.  Prior to founding AILA, she practised law at SJ Berwin’s International Arbitration Group in London where her contribution to a pro bono initiative saw her named in The Lawyer 'Hot 100'.  Dr Baruti benefits from experience in the roles of Counsel, Arbitrator and Secretary to the Tribunal in arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules.

International Arbitration Appointments

No. of international arbitration appointments 6
No. of those as chair 0
No. of those as sole arbitrator 2
No. of those as wing-arbitrator 4
Names of African co-arbitrators Salim Moollan QC
No. of appointments by arbitral institutions 5
Names of arbitral institutions involved London Court of International Arbitration; ICC International Court of Arbitration; Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
No. of ad-hoc appointments 1
Appointing authorities involved in the ad-hoc arbitrations? Yes
Names of appointing authorities in ad-hoc arbitrations Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch
Where did you sit? London, Lagos and Cairo
Under which applicable laws and rules? English, Nigerian & Egyptian laws; LCIA, ICC, CRCICA & rules contained in Nigeria's Arbitration and Conciliation Act


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