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Arnold & Porter Partner Named to ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, Elected to LCIA Court

May 14, 2014

Washington, DC, May 14 2014 -- Arnold & Porter LLP’s Jean Kalicki was recently appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an autonomous international institution — affiliated with the World Bank — that is the world's principal forum for investor-state arbitrations. A partner in the firm’s international arbitration practice, Ms. Kalicki’s term on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators will run for six years.  She serves along with Arnold & Porter partner Eli Whitney Debevoise II, who was named to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators in 2011.  Mr. Debevoise also sits on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators, along with Arnold & Porter associate José Antonio Rivas.

The Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel of Conciliators are composed of individuals appointed by ICSID Member States and by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council. Created through an international convention, ICSID resolves disputes arising under multilateral and bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements, national investment promotion legislation and State investment contracts. There are currently 150 Contracting States that have agreed to arbitrate investment disputes before ICSID.   

Ms. Kalicki was also elected recently to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), which is one of the longest-established international institutions for commercial dispute resolution.  Ms. Kalicki’s term on the LCIA Court will run for five years.

The LCIA Court is comprised of 35 members worldwide (including just a few from the United States), selected to provide and maintain a balance of leading arbitrators and practitioners in international arbitration.  It is tasked with the selection and appointment of arbitral tribunals as well as administrative decisions over court costs and challenges to arbitrators, and is the final authority on application of the LCIA Rules.

Arnold & Porter’s international arbitration practice has been recognized for its global reach and strength representing companies and individuals, as well as sovereign States and state-owned companies and entities, in commercial and investor-State arbitrations, before diverse international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a wide variety of arbitral rules.  In 2012, Arnold & Porter was the recipient of the prestigious Global Arbitration Review award for the “large international arbitration practice that impressed the most in the past year.”

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