Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has released the 12th edition of its International Arbitration Yearbook. This 12th edition focuses in particular on diversity in international arbitration and considers the historical position, the present landscape and what the future might hold for this important topic.
This edition also reviews important developments in arbitration over the past year across 45 jurisdictions, including:
- Changes to the settlement of investor-State disputes
- The ongoing uncertainty around the future of intra-EU BITs following the European Court of Justice’s decision in Achmea
- The continued push for procedural efficiency
- Revised national laws relating to the funding of arbitration.
“Celebrating and championing diversity and inclusion has long been a key part of Baker McKenzie’s identity as a firm and imbedded in the values of our people around the world. It is with this background that we are delighted to be able to contribute to the conversation with this special feature on diversity in arbitration,” said Michael Morkin, Chair of the Firm's Global Arbitration Practice. “Although there remains much work to be done, it is heartening to hear of the progress being made through many excellent national and international initiatives around the globe, including significant contributions from many of our own lawyers.”
Initially published by the Firm's European offices in 2007, the International Arbitration Yearbook has expanded to include developments in Asia, Latin America and North America, and has become a valuable resource for clients and colleagues in the global business community.