What I talk about when I talk about arbitrator diversity – Shantanu Majumdar QC

While the range of parties before tribunals has globalised, the typical composition of those tribunals has not. In this article, Shantanu Majumdar QC reflects on the importance of increasing arbitrator diversity and how this can be achieved.

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