SCC speaks on diversity at popular event in Oslo

On February 6, SCC legal counsel Anja Havedal Ipp spoke about diversity in arbitration at an event in Oslo. Organized by Norwegian law firm Haavind, the forum gathered more than 150 of Norway’s foremost lawyers, arbitrators and judges, and was intended as a venue for dispute resolution lawyers to meet and discuss trends and common challenges.

Two panels discussed new technology in dispute resolution, and diversity in dispute resolution, respectively. In her presentation, Ms Havedal Ipp explained that most leading arbitral institutions report that only about 20% of all arbitral appointments are women, and that even fewer are from countries outside of Western Europe and North America. She also discussed several initiatives, such as the ERA Pledge that seek to bring greater diversity into the arbitration field.

A report on the event is available here (in Norwegian).

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