Herbert Smith Freehills Supports “The African Promise”

“International arbitration does not lack critics. A particularly common criticism is the absence of cultural and ethnic diversity among arbitrators. In the words of Sarah François-Poncet of Salans, some twenty years ago, the usual suspects are ‘pale, male, and stale’. Despite numerous initiatives to support and encourage diversity, and the diversification of the pools from.. read more →

Black History Month Event Report: The Impact of Black Britons – An evening with Reggie Yates

In celebration of Black History Month (“BHM“), Hogan Lovells’ Multicultural Network, the 2019 Hogan Lovells BHM team and the NOTICED network organised an evening event with Royal Television Society award winning documentary maker Reggie Yates, as our main guest to speak about the Impact of Black Britons at Hogan Lovells’ offices. We were joined by.. read more →

Black History Month Event: The Impact of Black Britons – An evening with Reggie Yates

The Hogan Lovells Multicultural Network and NOTICED are delighted to invite you to an evening event with Reggie Yates in celebration of Black History Month.  This event will focus on the historical and present day impact black Britons have made in the UK and abroad, as well as their current influences and contributions to society. It will take place on Monday 7 October 2019.. read more →

Increasing the diversity of international arbitrators and lawyers

Statistics from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes showed that 67% of the arbitrators appointed in cases were from Western Europe and North America, while only a combined 9% of arbitrators came from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East (as of 31 December 2018). A recent article by the American.. read more →

It’s Ok To Talk About Race! Experiences To Help Unlock BAME Talent In The Legal Sector

According to the McGregor-Smith Review – Race in the Workplace, the potential benefit for the UK economy from full representation of BAME individuals across the labour market is estimated to be £24 billion a year, representing 1.3% GDP. Yet only 1 in 16 top management positions are held by a BAME person. Successful businesses recognise the benefits that.. read more →