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Arbitration & Corporate Law Studio

iResolve™ was established in 2014 providing for arbitration, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), corporate and commercial law with a focus on corporate, debt recovery, insolvency, employment, technology, IPRs and banking disputes. The studio also has unique alternative legal solutions (ALS) services i.e. Legal transcription and corporate forensic investigation.

At iResolve™ we don’t rely on the standard industry solutions. Instead, we look beyond the expected. We work as a team and search for more creative and innovative solutions to apply to dispute resolution and commercial litigation.

The firm is distinguished not only by the depth and high quality of its advisory services, but also by the innovative skills and commercial awareness of its lawyers.

Our web-based Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) center is the first innovation of its kind in Tanzania.

Madeline Kimei, MCIArb

Founder & Principal Director

Advocate, Arbitrator, Adjudicator 

Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator,

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) 

Prior to establishing the practice in 2014, Ms Kimei was on the client side of the fence for over 5 years starting her career as in-house corporate counsel in the banking sector. Throughout this time, she searched for the standards that have now become core pillars of our mission – Commercially Savvy, Innovative and Low-Cost legal services.

Madeline has over 14 years experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer, advocate, arbitrator and accredited commercial mediator and dispute resolution specialist who specializing in providing corporate and commercial legal support, domestic and international arbitration, commercial mediation and dispute management. 

Ms. Kimei has substantial experience with the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb), National Construction Council (NCC), ICC, CRCICA and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She has acted as counsel in arbitrations as well as arbitral secretary assisting arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitration matters.

 She mainly provides arbitration/ADR consultancies, represents parties in domestic commercial arbitration and or acts as arbitrator, commercial mediator and arbitral secretary in both domestic & international arbitrations under the TIArb, UNCITRAL, CRCICA and ICC Rules and also acts as an arbitral secretary in complex arbitrations.
She serves on the panel of arbitrators of Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) Southern African Development Community (SADC), National Construction Counsel(NCC), TIArb, Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre Shanghai(CAJAC).

She is currently the President-Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb), Chairperson -Africa Asia Mediation Association, Regional Director – Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADr), and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the LACIAC Court of Arbitration. She is a member of the ICC Africa Commission, the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; a member of the IBA Africa Arbitration Network and SIAC Africa User’s Council. She is a Fellow of the World Mediation Organization (WMO) and Representative of ADR Point for Tanzania.

Madeline often offers tailored trainings  to the judiciary on arbitration matters and delivered various courses to various institutions including under the ILI Washington on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).

Her approach is results-oriented, both in terms of problem solving and in terms of party satisfaction. She focuses to create awareness of the use of alternative means to resolve disputes.

TEDDY
BROWN

Director,
Workplace Dispute Management & Resolution

Teddy has over 12 years HR experience in multi-sectorial industries including manufacturing, logistics and banking with extensive experience in private sectors across diverse industries, with expertise in the areas of equal employment opportunity, employee relations and conflict management.
Teddy was part of the IR/ER Management team with TUICO (a trade union with industrial organization) with more than 4 years’ experience in IR/ER related issues particularly in industrial relation and labor law, collective bargaining i.e. Trade Union negotiations and management, ensuring harmony and engaged staff work force. 
dy also has vast experience in policy formulation and implementation, reward and recognition schemes, and overall general human resources management for multinational cooperation’s. Teddy also has vast experience in HR systems, Payroll systems, Employee information management systems, having worked with SAP (HCM) for over 6 years a world-renowned HR information system. 

 

Practice Manager

VIOLETH MIPAWA

Legal Counsel,
Litigation & ADR

Violeth holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B with Hons.) from the University of Dar es Salaam (2017). She also holds a post graduate diploma in legal practice (PGDLP) – Law School of Tanzania. She is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. Her areas of practice include but not limited to litigation and dispute resolution, corporate law practice, labour law and conveyancing.
Ms. Mipawa has taken part in a number of labour matters, and resolving other civil disputes in and out of courts. She has also various corporate law assignments and company secretarial services.   

JULIANA
RUGASHUMBA

Legal Counsel, Corporate & Commercial

Juliana Rugashumba is a resilient and proficient lawyer, with a skillset of creative problem solving. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Legal Counsel at iResolve with a focus on corporate and commercial law.
She has had hands-on experience, both at pre and post admission level, working in various firms before joining iResolve. Her knowledge and experience cuts across labour laws, oil and gas law, immigration laws as well asssisted in advising various entities with regard to company secretarial work, company formation, corporate governance and compliance issues. 
She has advised international NGOs with regards to compliance and employment matters, conducted due diligence for mining, oil and gas companies, advised similar companies with regards to the local content as well as advised foreign nationals on securing  their work and resident permit. 
 

AARTI GOYAL

Virtual Intern

Aarti is an advocate and an accredited mediator in India and Bangladesh. Her practice focusses on civil litigation and dispute resolution. Ms. Goyal has represented the state and several private clients and companies.  Being a legal enthusiast, she is a mentor to students who wish to pursue the legal profession and conducts student outreach and development programs. Besides academic interests, she has always worked with a conscience contributing to the society wherever possible and is an active Rotarian. She is also an executive member of the Africa Asia Mediation Association since 2019. Currently, she is pursuing her LL.M at Columbia Law School, New York.

MERCY OKIRO

External Consultant,
Mediation and ADR (Nairobi,Kenya)

core-values

Our Values

Integrity.  Client-Focus. Innovation. Stewardship 

Prevent. Resolve. Transform.

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