Arbitration Chambers Announces Launch of New York office and Addition of ArbitralWomen Members Jean Kalicki and Lucy Reed

9 January, 2020

Arbitration Chambers, a leading consortium of independent arbitrators, recently announced the launch of a New York office and the addition of ArbitralWomen Members Jean E. Kalicki and Lucy F. Reed, both world-renowned international commercial and investor-state arbitrators.

Arbitration Chambers was established in 2012 in Hong Kong and expanded to London in 2017. Opening in New York gives Arbitration Chambers a presence in three of the world’s leading centres for arbitration. Arbitration Chambers is a set of independent arbitrators dedicated solely to the field of international arbitration. Its members hail from both common law and civil law jurisdictions around the world.

The launch in New York by Arbitration Chambers as its third global location reflects the importance of New York as a seat of international arbitration and global commercial centre,” commented ArbitralWomen Member Edna Sussman, independent arbitrator and Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). “We are thrilled to have Jean Kalicki and Lucy Reed as representatives of New York’s impressive bench of leading arbitrators.”

The choice of New York by Arbitration Chambers is momentous, reaffirming the strength and influence of the international arbitration community here,” commented ArbitralWomen Member Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC. “I am delighted to welcome Arbitration Chambers to New York and look forward to opportunities for collaboration.

Jean Kalicki

Jean Kalicki, a long-standing Member and supporter of ArbitralWomen, is recognized as one of the top U.S.–based international arbitrators specializing in investor-state, international and complex commercial disputes. Until April 2016, she was a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, serving as counsel in a wide range of high-stakes international matters.

Lucy Reed

Lucy Reed, a long-standing Member and supporter of ArbitralWomen, is one of the highest profile international arbitrators in the world. The former head of international arbitration at Freshfields, based in the firm’s New York, Hong Kong and Singapore offices, Reed became an independent arbitrator in 2016 while undertaking the roles of Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she taught international arbitration and conciliation of public international law disputes through December 2019, prior to returning to New York.

With the addition of Jean Kalicki and Lucy Reed in New York, Arbitration Chambers now has four female members among a total of seventeen arbitrators; ArbitralWomen Member Juliet Blanch is based in London and ArbitralWomen Member Chiann Bao is based in Hong Kong.

To learn more, please follow the link to the Arbitration Chambers press release announcing its New York office launch and addition of ArbitralWomen Members Jean Kalicki and Lucy Reed.

Submitted by Dana MacGrath, ArbitralWomen President and Bentham IMF.