Women Arbitrator Appointments At 16 Percent In 2016: Report

Law360, Washington (May 19, 2017, 4:34 PM EDT) -- A year after international arbitration stakeholders pledged to appoint more female arbitrators, a diversity advocate says important, but somewhat uneven, progress has been made, with women arbitrators up to nearly 16 percent of appointments in 2016 for 16 major international arbitration bodies.

International arbitrator Lucy Greenwood, a former foreign legal consultant for Norton Rose Fulbright who left in January to run her own independent arbitration practice, published a blog post May 16 detailing an increase in women arbitrators from 6 percent of tribunal appointments when she first started looking at the data in 2010.

“There has been a significant change in...

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