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The iresolvers

Madeline Kimei, MCIArb

Founder & Principal Director

Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania

Arbitrator; Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator; Adjudicator; Expert Witness 

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Consultant

Madeline has over 15 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.5Ms Kimei is currently on various panels including Chairperson for Arbitrations, European Commission; Shanghai International Arbitration Centre -SHIAC (-2026); Bali International Arbitration & Mediation Center (BIAMC); SADC – AFSA; List of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb); Tanzania International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) and National Construction Council of Tanzania (NCC).  

She has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under the ICC, CRCICA, UNCITRAL and TIArb arbitration rules.

As Counsel in Arbitration, Ms. Kimei has represented clients in arbitrations relating to various sectors i.e. telecommunications; insurance; banking, real estate development, employment and mining.

Ms. Kimei is a serving Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration – Paris;  Member of the Accreditation Panel (Neutrals), Ministry of Constructional and Legal Affairs Tanzania; Member, Africa Users Council, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Ambassador, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Africa Commission 2021-24; Member, Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre, Court of Arbitration; President, Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) and Director at the Tanzania International Arbitration Centre (TIAC); Regional Director at CiADR; and Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Users’ Council.

– EAIAC Africa Arbitration Awards: Young Arbitration Practitioner 2020 
– Africa Arbitration Academy: 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioner 
– 2019 Women in Management (Tanzania)
Prior to establishing the practice in 2014, Ms Kimei was on the client side of the fence having started her career as in-house corporate counsel in the banking and financial sector. Throughout this time, she searched for the standards that have now become core pillars of our mission – commercially savvy, innovative and cow-cost legal services.

Teddy Brown

Director, Workplace Management /Human Resources Specialist 
Teddy heads our Workplace and Human Resources Unit. He has over 14 years Human Resource management  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. 
Teddy provides for consultancies to several sectorial players on policy development and  implementation.

 

EMMY MSOMBA

Advocate

Ms.Msomba is a practising advocate and her practice is centered around corporate and commercial law, concrete legal research and presentation and litigation of disputes. Emmy holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) from Mzumbe University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law School of Tanzania. She awaits to be awarded Master of Law in Oil and Gas from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). She is a member of Tanganyika Law Society.

MERCY OKIRO

External Consultant,
Mediation and ADR (Nairobi,Kenya)

Mercy Okiro is an Accredited Tutor and Assessor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) as well as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Kenya School of Law. She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. She is awaiting the award of a Master of Laws degree in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration from the Queen Mary University of London. She holds professional qualifications in corporate governance, ESG issues, legal audits, and the resolution of sports disputes. She was feted in 2019 as the “The Young African Arbitration Practitioner of the year 2019”, was listed as one of Africa’s Most Promising Young Arbitrators 2020 by the Association of Young Arbitrators and was named as 2nd runners ADR Practitioner of the Year in 2021 by the Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi Branch.

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Integrity.  Client-Focus. Innovation. Stewardship 

Prevent. Resolve. Transform.

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