28 Nov - 1st DECEMBER, 2018, MOMBASA

“Continental Free Trade Area: Challenges and Opportunities for the Legal Profession”

Message from the Chairperson, 23rd Annual Conference Committee

Welcome to East Africa Law Society 2018 Annual Conference.

This year we host our members and guests in Mombasa, the gateway to East Africa. Mombasa is a sea port and home to many sea front hotels and resorts, as well as numerous tourist attraction sites. Its rich history and attractive sceneries will, no doubt, enrich your experience during the exciting conference.

Once again, welcome to the 23rd Annual Conference of the East Africa Law Society. I look forward to meeting you in Mombasa. Karibuni Sana!

Maria Mbeneka, Vice President EALS

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Laikipia County

Donald Kaberuka

Donald Kaberuka

Keynote Speaker

Former President AfDB

R Santhanakrishnan

R Santhanakrishnan

President of The Commonwealth Lawyers' Association

Mohammed Nyaoga

Mohammed Nyaoga

Senior Partner at Mohammed Muigai Advocates

Richard Mugisha

Richard Mugisha

President of East Africa Law Society, and Senior Partner at Trust Chambers

Sarah Richson

Sarah Richson

CEO of Richemele International Consultants

Kenneth Muhangi

Kenneth Muhangi

partner at KTA Advocates

Carol Mutung’a-Kariuki

Carol Mutung’a-Kariuki

CEO of Totally Sorted Ltd

Event Schedules

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1In-House Counsel’s Forum 09:00 AMArabuka Conference Hall
2Leading Law Firms’ Forum 09:00 AMShimba Conference Hall
3Networking Dinner (exclusive to Leading Law Firms and In-House Counsel Forum delegates)06:00 PMPride Inn Waterside Garden
1Young Lawyers’ Conference 09:00 AMArabuka Conference Hall
2Women Lawyers’ Forum 09:00 AM Shimba Conference Hall
3Welcome Reception 06:00 PMJambo Grill
4Extractives Industry: Social and Economic Perspectives
1Annual Conference Keynote & Opening Ceremony Donald Kaberuka 08:30 AMArabuka Conference Hall
2Intellectual Property as a Facilitator for Regional and Continental TradeR Santhanakrishnan 2:00 PMShimba Conference Hall
3International Trade Law and Policy: Intersection of the EAC Common Market and the Continental Free Trade Agreement11:00 AM Arabuka Conference Hall
4Rule of Law and Good Governance for Efficient Trade in Africa 02:00 PMArabuka Conference Hall
5Business and Human Rights: Agenda 2063 in Perspective11:00 AMShimba Conference Hall
6Gala Night & Awards 6:00 PMPride Inn Beach Gardens
7Dispute Resolution under Continental Free Trade Area & the EAC Common Market11:00 AMDodori Conference Hall
8Regional and Continental Migration and Movement of Labour and Services: Challenges and Opportunities4:00PMDodori Conference Hall
9Capital Markets and Cross-Border Listings for Homegrown Corporations & Multinationals: Opportunities and Challenges 2:00PMDodori conference hall
1Annual General Meeting 09:00 AM
2Excursions2:00 PM

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Travel Information


PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention & Spa

Shanzu Beach Area-North Coast-Mombasa


Phone: +254 709 532 000


Mombasa is served by road, railway, sea and air. Delegates from any part of the region can access Mombasa easily.

We have negotiated competitive rates for air travel through the conference flag carrier, Kenya Airways. Delegates travelling from any part of the region served by Kenya Airways can easily enjoy this discount by quoting the promotion code EAFLSO2018 during the time of booking.

We are currently negotiating further discounts with our other partner airlines and will update this section soon.


The conference center is served by several hotels. The host facility, Pride Inn manages the conference center as well as the nearby Flamingo Beach Resort. The 5-star Serena Beach Resort sits adjacent to the conference center.

Conference Costs

Category A – Leading Law Firms – USD $ 2,500

(Admits two representatives to all events. This also comes with a courtesy car during the conference as well as numerous exclusive benefits)

Category B- In-House Counsel – USD $ 400

(Admits one to all events including the In-House Counsel’s Forum and Networking Dinner). Early Bird Rate of USD $ 350 for In-House Counsel applies until 30th September 2018.

Category C – Members of over 5 years experience or above 35 years – USD $ 350

(admits to all events except Leading Law Firms’ Forum, In-House Counsel’s Forum & Networking Dinner). Early Bird Rate USD $ 300 until 30th September 2018.

Category D- Young Lawyers – USD $ 200

(admits to all events except Leading Law Firms’ Forum, In-House Counsel’s Forum & Networking Dinner). The rate applies until 30th September 2018. Late registration attracts extra USD $ 50.
(Applies to members of less than 35 years old, and less than 5 years of experience post-admission).