Topic: Diversity

New US list promotes arbitrators of African descent

Amid a debate about promoting diversity in international arbitration, two practitioners have compiled a list of 123 arbitrators of African descent with ties to the US.

04 September 2020

JAMS cuts ties with arbitrator over racist email

US arbitration provider JAMS says it has cut ties with a retired judge who forwarded an article promoting white nationalism to counsel in a case he was hearing as arbitrator.

12 August 2020

Diversity task force releases report

In a long-awaited report on gender diversity in international arbitration, a cross-institutional task force has called on parties and their counsel to appoint more female arbitrators.

28 July 2020

ICCA commits to diversity and inclusion

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration has published its first formal policy on diversity and inclusion as well as a plan for how it will be implemented.

10 June 2020

GAR Live Lookback: Schneider on lessons from history and diversity

Michael Schneider, a founding partner of Swiss firm Lalive, delivered a keynote address at GAR Live Construction Disputes 2019 discussing lessons practitioners can learn from history and diversity and how the field has changed since he began his career.

05 March 2020

GAR Awards 2020 – the Pledge award

The GAR Awards 2020 nominations process continues tonight, as for the first time we publish a public shortlist for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge Award.

19 February 2020

How can women secure leading roles?

At the inaugural GAR Live Women in Arbitration, panellists discussed what steps women can take to secure lead counsel and arbitrator roles.

06 December 2019

Jay-Z settles AAA dispute that triggered diversity debate

US rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has reached a settlement with New York-based clothing company Iconix which ends a US$200 million American Arbitration Association claim where the rapper raised concerns about a lack of diversity in the institution’s roster of arbitrators.

26 November 2019

The Pledge three years on: progress being made

More than three years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, independent arbitrator Lucy Greenwood has updated her research into the composition of tribunals at various institutions – concluding that considerable progress that has been made.

14 October 2019

African Promise aims to promote diversity on tribunals

A group of academics and practitioners have urged the international arbitration community to commit to tackling the under-representation of African arbitrators on tribunals.

08 October 2019

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