Topic: Diversity

Diversity the theme at GAR Awards

Diversity was a key theme at the GAR Awards in Paris, with prize-winners including Maxi Scherer, initiatives in Africa and the authors of a global guide to women arbitrators – while Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler became the first woman to pick up a GAR lifetime achievement award.

31 March 2023

CEPANI makes diversity a rule

The Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) has included an express requirement in its new arbitration rules to consider diversity and inclusion when appointing arbitrators.

27 January 2023

"The usual suspects": survey looks at arbitrator selection

Cortex Capital, a consultancy that applies psychology and neuroscience to business and law, is inviting arbitration users to take part in a survey about their decision-making when selecting arbitrators.

23 November 2022

Gender diversity pledge for experts gains traction

A pledge to increase the number of women appearing as expert witnesses in disputes has reached over 500 signatories, as a steering committee is formed for the initiative.

11 October 2022

New ASA board achieves gender parity

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) has elected a new board to take over next year, adding more foreign members and achieving gender parity for the first time.

23 September 2022

Former Singapore AG calls for more Asian representation

Singapore’s former attorney general VK Rajah SC argued at GAR Live today that with Asian arbitration practitioners now going “toe to toe” with the world’s best, institutions must do more to promote their inclusion and not focus only on gender diversity.

23 August 2022

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

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