ArbitralWomen launched an initiative in November 2015 aimed at offering corporate membership to be provided to all female lawyers in the dispute resolution groups. Initially offered only to law firms listed in the Global Arbitration Review top 30 arbitration practices worldwide, other law firms as well as experts firms practicing in the dispute resolution field have asked to benefit from this offer.
ArbitralWomen is delighted that the response has been overwhelmingly positive with 12 firms in 2016 rising to 28 firms in 2017 having subscribed a corporate membership which include:
ALLEN & OVERY
BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER
CLYDE & CO
DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON
4 NEW SQUARE
FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
LATHAM & WATKINS
PROCURADURÍA GENERAL DEL ESTADO
VINSON AND ELKINS
WHITE & CASE
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR
The corporate membership entitles firms to a discount on the cost of individual memberships. For 650 Euros annually, firms can designate up to 5 individual women from their practices to benefit from the corporate membership rate, and for each additional member a membership at the rate of 135 Euros. The subscription may be for individuals based at any of the firm’s offices worldwide. The corporate membership may be expanded to include additional members at any time. There is no restriction placed on the number of additional corporate members.
ArbitralWomen is the only prominent networking organisation exclusively for women in dispute resolution in any role, including arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators, surveyors, facilitators, lawyers, neutrals, ombudswomen, forensic consultants. It is very much a pioneer in this field.
Its website is one of a very few websites which lists details of potential dispute resolution practitioners. The ‘Find Practitioners’ feature offers visitors the possibility to search for profiles by completing search criteria in various fields. The website is regularly visited to search for potential candidates including speakers, as many prominent practitioners reveal on various list serves.
Being a corporate member of ArbitralWomen underscores the firm’s commitment to diversity in international dispute resolution. ArbitralWomen has been a leader for the diversity movement in this field for nearly 25 years. We hope that many other firms will join us in these endeavours.
For any information, write to [email protected]. We would be happy to hear from you.
Mirèze Philippe, Special Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration, ArbitralWomen Co-Founder, Membership & Website Director