JMiles & Co
JMiles & Co. is a legal consultancy that provides specialised advice on international arbitration, mediation, fraud investigation and asset chasing, in addition to legal consulting. We are based in Nairobi, Kenya and we provide clients with cost effective, high quality legal advice.
The JMiles & Co. Team is experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution and consists of lawyers who have qualified and practiced in England, Kenya and Singapore. We offer sound legal advice and we have a deep understanding of the legal and commercial realities of the continent. We have worked consistently with African governments and international corporations both on the continent and elsewhere across the world. We understand Africa.
JMiles&Co. is one of the only legal entities in Africa that specialises purely in alternative dispute resolution out of Africa. We have two CEDR-qualified mediators in our team, and we have represented clients, both governments and the private sector based around the continent, in international arbitration matters before Tribunals of the ICC in London and Paris, LMAA, ICSID, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, GAFTA, FOSFA and ad hoc tribunals in Stockholm, Zurich and Geneva. We have also conducted a number of forensic audits on behalf of listed companies and regulators, and advised corporations and governments in local and international asset recovery. We are heavily engaged in international legal consultancy work which ranges from sector reviews and reports, training government ministries on alternative dispute resolution, providing legal advice, drafting publications and involvement in legislative reviews for governments. Most recently, we have been involved in training of the Kenyan Business Registration Services and its stakeholders on the beneficial ownership concept, and training officers of the Kenyan Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission on ADR techniques to aid asset recovery.
JMiles & Co. is headed by John Miles who is well known for his international arbitration and fraud/asset recovery related work, having been a litigation and arbitration partner in Denton Wilde Sapte (as it then was), Mayer Brown and Hunton & Williams, before relocating to Africa in 2006 to chair the Africa Legal Network until 2013. John is the sole East African member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s FraudNet organisation, the leading independent network of lawyers specialising in fraud, white collar crime and asset recovery. John has been appointed as an Arbitrator under the auspices of the LCIA, UNCITRAL. He is also Chairman, International Section, Kenyan Chapter of the Indian National Bar Association, and a board member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).