CIArb Features

Diversity In Arbitration? A law students Perspective

11 Oct 2018

Recently, YMG member Gunita Phalswal attended the Diversity in Arbitration event held at Hogan Lovells Singapore. As a law student who wants to progress into the field of arbitration, she took away the following lessons from this event.

I knew that there is a need for more women arbitrators but during the event the benefits of this were further highlighted to me. With the growing number of arbitrations conducted and the different types of parties involved, we need the arbitral panel to reflect the different types of people choosing arbitration as their preferred mechanism for dispute resolution. The most inspiring moment for me was when Geetu Singh, shared her experiences developing her career in India and the challenges she had to overcome.

Practical advice was given by Shobna Chandran, partner at Dentons Rodyk, about the different ways in which women can improve their chances of being appointed. Her top tips were:

  1. To find the right mento