Call for Application to the KIAC Panel of International Arbitrators

The Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) would like to invite interested and qualified individuals to apply for admission to KIAC panel of International Arbitrators.

Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) is an Independent Body established by an Act of Parliament early in 2011. It was officially launched in May 2012 with a mandate to help economic Operators to resolve their Disputes through arbitration and other Friendly ways of Dispute Resolution instead of litigating in courts.

The Centre has both a Panel of domestic Arbitrators and a panel of international Arbitrators. Current, KIAC panel of International arbitrators has 63 members in compliance with the Requirements under KIAC Arbitration Rules. They were admitted following a call for application made in 2015. The panel, listed on KIAC Website and is used for appointment during arbitration under KIAC Rules and by Courts whenever needed.

This call for application to KIAC Panel of International Arbitrators is an opportunity for those meet all other requirements under the KIAC Rules.

Who can apply?

  • Educational degree (s) and /or professional licenses appropriate to the applicant’s field of expertise;
  • At least ten (10) years post qualification experience or Senior Level business or professional experience;
  • Be Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators or any comparable professional arbitration institute;
  • Experience as an arbitrator in five or more cases;
  • Membership in a professional association(s);
  • Aged between 30 and 75 years

How to apply

The KIAC application form duly signed, CV and reply slip to be sent to KIAC Secretariat by email to with copy to The forms are available on KIAC website

Deadline for application

The deadline for application is 10th July 2018 at 4:00pm. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their applications by email.

Admission fee

Selected arbitrators are admitted subject to a once-off non-refundable fee of USD 200. A correspondence informing the applicant’s selection and the modalities of payment of the membership fee will be sent to the applicant after the selection.

Information about the application

For any query regarding the application, please don’t hesitate to contact the KIAC Secretariat by email on or by telephone on (+250) 788316099.

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