AmCham Peru appoints 50 women to its list of arbitrators
The Court of AmCham Peru’s International Arbitration Center, in its most recent meeting held remotely with the attendance of all its members, unanimously agreed to incorporate into its list of arbitrators 50 additional women: 15 Peruvian and 35 from other jurisdictions.
One of the policies of the Center is to promote the participation of women in arbitration. For that purpose it counts with the advice and support of the Latin American organization Women Way in Arbitration (WWA), as well as global initiatives such as Arbitral Women and Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, with all of which it maintains close institutional links.
Established in 2002, this year the Court became the first female-majority Court of Arbitration in Latin America, which was recognized by London-based Global Arbitration Review by nominating it for the 2020 GAR The Pledge award. With the most recent addition, the ratio of women in its list of arbitrators increased to approximately 30% in the case of domestic arbitrators and 40% in the case of foreign arbitrators.
With this new decision, the Court of Arbitration reaffirms its commitment to achieve gender parity in its list of arbitrators and that it will remain an institutional policy in future reviews of such list.