Statistics show that in many jurisdictions, female law students exceed 50%. Yet the number of females who make it to partnership in international law firms drops to 20%. Worse, the figure of female partners in international arbitration practices globally can be as low as 1 out of 10. While the number of females appointed as arbitrators is on the rise, some Asian arbitral institutions are appointing only 10% females or less.
This has prompted the arbitration community to launch a number of initiatives, most notably the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge in 2015. The ERA Pledge calls for a commitment to increase the number of female arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis, with the ultimate goal of full gender parity.
ArbitralWomen and the Thailand Arbitration Center are joining forces for the first time to address the crucial issue of gender equality in international arbitration.
Organizer: ArbitralWomen and Thailand Arbitration Center
Supporting Organization: The Pledge, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators