We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that consistently attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse array of talented individuals across the firm. We understand diversity and inclusion to encompass all differences among people, such as gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, culture, and disability. We foster an inclusive working environment where each person can reach their full potential.
The international nature of our work means that diversity and inclusion are—in addition to being important values in their own right—imperative to our success. Insights gained not only from our international clientele but also from our individual talent go to the very heart of our clients’ issues in different industries and geographies.
Our diversity and inclusion goals remain a work in progress, as we recognise there is always more to be done across our firm and our industry.
In order to achieve these goals, the firm has established a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion group and a separate Women’s Group, each under the leadership of Three Crowns partners and which are inclusive of all members of staff. Each makes a positive and real contribution to us achieving our goals through projects designed to promote our commitments to diversity and inclusion.
Our team and firm:
- strives to ensure our case and project staffing is based on skillset, experience, and technical capability
- offers formal and informal mentoring programmes to foster a professional environment that is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion
- provides robust family benefits and flexible working arrangements across all roles and offices
- invests significant resources in expanding the “diversity pipeline” in international arbitration. This includes establishing the Jan Paulsson Scholarship at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement and the 3C Foundation Scholarship at Columbia Law School. Both scholarships are dedicated to students who come from emerging economies and who might not otherwise be able to afford the opportunity to advance their legal education and career
- is a proud signatory of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge
- has implemented an arbitrator shortlist policy that is dedicated to promoting a more diverse selection of arbitrators in the shortlists that we generate
- supports our lawyers to participate actively in mentoring and leadership organisations such as ArbitralWomen
- are actively involved in the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings, which documents progress towards improving the gender diversity of arbitral tribunals and
- holds leadership positions at the Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL) organisation