Leyla Ahmed FCIArb.

Associate, Dispute Resolution

+254 (20) 272 7171, 272 7186


Employment Disputes
Labour Disputes
Constitutional Petitions
Insolvency Petitions.

Leyla Ahmed is a visionary legal practitioner renowned for the scrupulous process with which she approaches her tasks.

An associate in the Dispute Resolution department, Leyla specializes in commercial litigation, employment & labour disputes, defamation and constitutional & human rights matters She is well versed with anti-money laundering and bribery legislation in Kenya, the civil and criminal liability of the companies and its management, the obligation of companies to establish and maintain internal reporting procedures and has advised a leading telecommunication company in this regard. She also represents clients in both mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Leyla is a Commissioner of oaths; a certified mediator and has been provisionally accredited by the Mediation Accreditation Committee (MAC) of the Judiciary of Kenya. She sits as a member of the Commercial Bar Bench Committee; the Court Annexed Mediation Committee and was instrumental in the formation of the Kadhis Court Bar Bench Committee where she is currently the co-convener.

She is an arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London & Kenya branch). She was nominated for recognition as one of Africa’s 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioners in 2020, an initiative of the Association of Young Arbitrators (AYA). In September 2020, she was appointed as an African Ambassador, Arbitrator Intelligence, a global information aggregator that collects feedback about arbitrators after an arbitration has concluded through a confidential, anonymized online questionnaire.

As a published writer, she has co-authored the Kenyan Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide – Business Crime 2019 ( ) as well Kenya’s chapter, within The Legal 500 Comparative Guide on Bribery & Corruption 2019 ( ). She was part of the team that prepared a desktop review on Kenya’s Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response, a Multi-Country Synthesis 2019 Report by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She has also been a key contributor to the editorial team of The Above Standard, the TripleOKLaw LLP newsletter.

Leyla was the winner of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award in the Nairobi Legal Award 2020


Bachelor of Law LL. B (Hons),
Diploma in Law, (KSL),
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Bachelor of Laws Degree LL. B (Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma in LAws PGDip (KSL),
Chartered Institute of Arbitration FCIArb

Law Society of Kenya(LSK)
East African Law Society (EALS)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of (LCIA)
Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration ( Young ICCA)


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