Noella Lubano



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Noella is a Partner at Oraro & Company Advocates. A recognised dispute resolution and arbitration expert, she specialises in asset tracing and recovery of assets,commercial litigation, employment and labour disputes,  shareholder disputes but is well regarded for her international arbitration and insolvency & restructuring expertise.

Noella regularly advises clients in a wide range of areas such as energy, financial services, manufacturing & industries, public sector and private clients. She holds a Master's degree (LLM) from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a post-graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

Chambers Global 2019 Guide lauded her as a "a good strategist" with "an extensive knowledge of ICC arbitration and an investigative approach," adding that "She's an expert in arbitration and a force to be reckoned with in cross-examinations."


"A good strategist" with "an extensive knowledge of ICC arbitration and an investigative approach." 

Chambers Global, 2019.

  • Advising a major public data communications carrier on potential legal options and remedies under a shareholder’s agreement against directors and three (3) other parties for their breach of trust and fiduciary obligations as well as potential fraudulent actions
  • Advising a major American private equity fund on its legal options and remedies against former directors and shareholders of a leading East African civil engineering and construction company. The matter concerned a shareholders’ agreement, a convertible note debt for equity swap, a share pledge agreement and personal guarantees with a view of recovering a LCIA arbitral award of USD 312.7 million (KES 31.3 billion)
  • Advising a non-profit organisation on legal options and remedies available to it following the mismanagement and misapplication of its investment in a local company
  • Advising and acting for a Kenyan pension scheme in defending a judgement by the retirement benefits tribunal for the sum of in excess of KES 7 billion (USD 70 million) by former employees of Telkom Kenya Limited as being the total of their unpaid retirement dues
  • Advising a network of private schools founded and funded by the Melinda & Bill Gates foundation regarding the classification of the schools and ments of the threats by the Ministry of Education to close the schools on the alleged grounds that they have failed to meet the minimum requirement under the Basic Education Act, 2013