Topic: Diversity

Australian centre appoints first female president

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

Jay-Z drops bid to stay AAA case for lack of diversity

US rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has withdrawn a request for a temporary stay of a US$200 million American Arbitration Association proceeding, saying the institution has agreed to work with him to address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

25 years of ArbitralWomen

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

Jay-Z highlights lack of diversity among arbitrators

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

The Pledge turns two: how are the numbers looking?

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

Solving the diversity problem

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

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

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

Reed’s diversity equation

One of the most visible female international arbitrators, Lucy Reed, has told an audience in Washington, DC that caution + habit + bias = the current low levels of diversity in arbitrator appointments and lead counsel selection, and highlighted various ways the equation is being rebalanced.

06 April 2018

HKIAC launches women’s group for China

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has launched a new group that aims to promote women arbitration practitioners in China.

19 February 2018

ArbitralWomen president resigns and attacks "despotic regime"

UPDATED. Rashda Rana SC has resigned as president of ArbitralWomen after her proposals to reform the organisation’s internal governance were resisted – stating that without change to its “despotic regime” it cannot be “the vehicle of hope that I and so many others imagined it could or would be.”

30 November 2017

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