Topic: Diversity

African diversity champion joins Burford board

Rukia Baruti, a long-time promoter of diversity in arbitration and the secretary general of the African Arbitration Association, has joined the board of Burford Capital.

09 August 2022

ArbitralWomen names new leadership

ArbitralWomen has elected Vinson & Elkins partner Louise Woods as president of its newly constituted board, as well as naming seven new members to its advisory council.

28 July 2022

Harvard event has LGBTQIA focus

A Harvard Law School event saw two "diversity champions", the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon and Proskauer Rose partner Peter Sherwin, speak about the court's new LGBTQIA network and enhancing opportunities in the field for members of this community.

05 July 2022

E-bike crash raised my awareness of disability, says van den Berg

Albert Jan van den Berg has spoken about how a crash on his e-bike raised his awareness of the challenges of disability, which he is now seeking to highlight in the international arbitration community.

07 April 2022

CIArb young group appoints new leadership

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ under-40s group has appointed a new and diverse steering committee for its 2022 term.

10 March 2022

Young ICCA elects Three Crowns barrister as co-chair

Three Crowns senior associate Maanas Jain has been elected as a co-chair of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s youth network until 2023.

08 September 2021

Don’t condescend to African arbitrators

In a keynote address at GAR Connect: Breaking In, the director of legislation at Cameroon’s ministry of justice, Gaston Kenfack Douajni, criticised the “condescension” with which African arbitrators are treated and the “superiority complex” of some Western practitioners when dealing with arbitral centres in Africa.

08 September 2021

NRA seeks to revive suit over arbitrator’s racist email

The National Rifle Association of America has appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against Winston & Strawn and JAMS relating to a racist email sent by an arbitrator.

26 August 2021

Don’t leave us out of the conversation: a personal perspective on disability inclusion

As the ICC says it will launch a taskforce on disability inclusion in international arbitration, Simon Maynard of King & Spalding, who was left with a stoma after surgery for bowel cancer, considers ways to improve access to the field for those with disabilities.

20 August 2021

ICSID reports increase in cases and gender diversity

ICSID registered a record 70 new cases in the last financial year, while the ratio of women appointed to tribunals and other panels more than doubled.

04 August 2021

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