Rutvi Shah


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Rutvi is a barrister of the United Kingdom who is often called upon to assist in complex high stakes disputes because of her ability to analyse and simplify complex issues and her penchant for detail.

She is well regarded for providing on time, out of the box, practical and commercially sensible solutions to clients.

Her practice is focused on aviation, banking, debt-recovery, employment, insolvency, insurance, land, manufacturing and oil and gas litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

  • Currently representing a world-renowned beer maker in an appeal against a Judgment of the High Court of Kenya where USD 15 million (KES 1.8 billion) was awarded as damages.
  • Successfully defending a leading regional insurance company against a USD 5 million (KES 600 million) London Court of International Arbitration, arbitration claim.
  • Successfully defending a leading regional insurance company in a USD 1.6 million (KES 192 million) dispute over a performance guarantee issued by the company and having the matter struck out at a preliminary stage.
  • Successfully obtaining a USD 2 million (KES 240 million) settlement in favour of a client in a matter that entailed complex land use rights pertaining to unregistered community land.
  • Successfully advising a global engineering company concerning a tender dispute about a USD 1 million (KES 120 million) on-demand guarantee.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • LL. M, The London School of Economics
  • Bar Professional Training Course (UK Bar), BPP Law School, London
  • LL. B, The University of Nottingham
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (UK)
  • International Bar Association
  • Law Society of Kenya
  • East Africa Law Society