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Jean E. Kalicki

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Independent Arbitrator


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Jean Kalicki is a leading international arbitrator based in New York, specializing in investor-State, international and complex commercial disputes.

Jean Kalicki is an independent arbitrator, associated with Arbitration Chambers, who specializes in investment disputes and complex international cases; until 2016, she was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP. Over almost 30 years, Ms. Kalicki has conducted arbitrations involving six continents, across a wide range of industries, addressing issues of public international law and the laws of dozens of different countries. She is listed on the roster of arbitrators of many institutions around the world. Ms. Kalicki is a Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Governing Board, and a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Council and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). She is the co-editor of two books on the future of investor-State dispute settlement and evolution and adaptation in international arbitration, and taught arbitration and advocacy for many years as an adjunct professor at both Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law. Ms. Kalicki was named Chambers’ only “Star Arbitrator” in the USA (above Band 1) for both 2019 and 2020 and a Band 1 ("Most in Demand") Arbitrator for both Global Arbitration and Public International Law (2017-2020); Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” worldwide for 2017; Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in both NY (2017 and 2019) and Washington DC (2016); and one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” for 2016. Additional information is available at her website,