Hon. Justice Edward Torgbor, CA, FCIArb, LLD, is currently a Specialist International and Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator based in Nairobi (Kenya), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (England) and Vice-President of the LCIA African Users’ Council.
Judge Torgbor’s experience includes being formerly a Barrister in England, Judge of the High Court of Kenya, Professor of Law (Stellenbosch University) and Court Member of the LCIA.
He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Zambia, Attorney at Law, Ghana, CIArb Lecturer and Tutor in arbitration law and practice. He has published for professional journals in Africa and United Kingdom (the LCIA and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators). He continues to play varied roles as Keynote Speaker, Chairman, Presenter and Resource Person at numerous arbitration conferences, seminars and workshops in various countries in Africa and Europe.
Specializations include: Domestic & International arbitration/ADR practice; International Trade & Investment Law; Corporate and Commercial Law; Energy and Natural Resources, Banking, and Designing regulatory frameworks for Public Sector reform, and governance facilitation.
He was lead Counsel for the Eastern and Central African Trade Development Bank (PTA Bank) and Legal Consultant for UNEP and UN-Habitat. He drafted a Framework Environmental Law for the Kingdom of Cambodia and compiled a Compendium of Judicial Decisions on Environmental Law under UNEP Consultancy, and wrote a Guidebook on “The Right to Adequate Housing” for UN-Habitat.
He is a law graduate from the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge and Stellenbosch, with many years experience in the legal, judicial and academic fields, and in dispute resolution.