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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
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
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
The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, or ACICA, has appointed Herbert Smith Freehills partner Brenda Horrigan as its president – the first time a woman has held the role.
16 April 2019
US rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has withdrawn a request for a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding, saying the institution has agreed to work with him to address his concerns about lack of diversity among its arbitrators.
12 December 2018
ArbitralWomen has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a diversity conference and gala dinner in New York and a gathering in Paris in the restaurant where it all began.
10 December 2018
World-renowned rapper Jay-Z has won a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding from a New York court after complaining that the institution does not have enough black arbitrators.
29 November 2018
As the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge marks its second anniversary, steering committee member Lucy Greenwood updates her research into the composition of international arbitration tribunals at various institutions.
02 July 2018
The latest conference of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC critically examined the lack of diversity and inclusion in international arbitration and explored potential solutions.
18 May 2018
Two years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, delegates at GAR Live London considered whether the current focus on gender diversity in international arbitration needs to be accompanied by equal attention to ethnic and socioeconomic diversity for real change to be achieved.
18 May 2018
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