Topic: Diversity

A year of "mute off"

It has been a year since the launch of "Mute Off Thursdays", a weekly virtual forum that has enabled women in arbitration to stay connected and build know-how during the pandemic.

19 April 2021

An unequal playing field

On International Women's Day, Mark Mangan, Ananya Mitra and Miranda Elvidge of Dechert in Singapore look at the use of arbitration to correct gender discrimination in sports and as a force for achieving greater diversity in society, with reference to aspiring football leader Mariyam Mohamed's recent CAS appeals, in which they acted.

08 March 2021

New group puts spotlight on race

A new group, Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers, will seek to bring about more racial diversity and equality in the international arbitration field.

18 January 2021

Vidak Gojkovic goes solo

After almost a decade of practising international arbitration in law firms in Zagreb, Vienna, London and New York, Ema Vidak Gojkovic has left King & Spalding to launch her own independent practice.

15 December 2020

Salomon in line to succeed Mourre at ICC

Latham & Watkins partner Claudia Salomon has been recommended for election as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the role in the institution’s 100-year history.

03 November 2020

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

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