Jessica Crow


Jessica Crow

Jessica Crow, MCIArb
Independent Arbitrator

Law office of Crow Arbitration, London, London, UK (United Kingdom)

Additional Language(s) : French

VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Telecommunications, Transportation

Professional Experience

Jessica is an independent arbitrator who specialises in Energy and Natural Resources, Climate Change and the Environment, General Commercial Disputes and Public International Law. She has particular expertise in matters relating to the energy transition and the international climate change regime.

Jessica has more than a decade of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has served as Sole, Co-Arbitrator and Counsel in high value, complex disputes under most major arbitral institutions, numerous governing laws, and arbitral seats. She also has experience in the energy sector as in-house counsel to a prominent Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company and in the public sector as the Special Legislative Assistant to the Government House Leader in the Parliament of Ontario, Canada.

In the field of climate law and governance, she advises corporates, investors, and States in relation to international and domestic climate policy, energy transition regulations, and litigation risk. Jessica’s practice is also shaped by her role with leading research institutions. She is a doctoral researcher in climate law and litigation at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) where she collaborates with world-leading experts in climate science, economics, and law. She also works in close collaboration with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and teaches environmental law and economics at Cambridge.

Jessica sits on the Advisory Committee of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP), the North American regional sub-committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ADR & Sustainability Specialist Group Steering Committee.

She is admitted to practice in New York and as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Representative Experience as Arbitrator and Counsel

  • Co-Arbitrator under the LCIA Rules in a dispute seated in Doha under the laws of Qatar relating to the construction of a sustainable urban regeneration project.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration seated in London concerning a contract for the provision of commissioning services in the transportation sector.
  • Co-Arbitrator in a multimillion-dollar dispute seated in London under the LCIA rules concerning a debt restructuring agreement in the telecommunications sector.
  • Co-Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration seated in Calgary in relation to a multi-million dollar claim between Canadian and U.S. parties concerning a construction contract.
  • Co-Arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration seated in London, in relation to the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration between parties in relation to alleged breaches of a commercial agency agreement.
  • Sole Arbitrator in two separate commercial disputes, under the LCIA rules, between parties in relation to alleged breaches of a consumer credit agreement.
  • Acting as arbitrator in several arbitrations in the transport & tourism sector under the Arbitration Act 1996 (UK).
  • Counsel to a leading European EPC contractor in ICC arbitration in relation to a cancelled pipeline project. English law governed and the language of the arbitration was English. Over EUR 1 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of an oil and gas major in a dispute with a contractor arising out of political and social unrest in West Africa.
  • Counsel to a French-German consortium in ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company in relation to a dispute arising from an agreement for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland. Finnish law governed and the language of the proceedings was English. Over EUR 6.1 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of a prominent contractor in the Oil & Gas industry in an LCIA arbitration regarding variations and prolongation in relation to the supply of two vessels in the Kashagan Field.
  • Counsel to a multinational infrastructure firm in ICC arbitration in relation to one of the world’s largest urban rail projects.  The seat was in London and over US 900 million was at stake.
  • Counsel to 13 financial investment companies and two individuals as claimants in ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the revision and breach of a settlement agreement in relation to a substantial telecommunications operation in Brazil. The seat of the arbitration was Paris, Brazilian law applied, and language of the arbitration was English. Over EUR 15 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of three European chemical companies as respondents in ICC arbitration in Geneva against the European subsidiaries of a large North American chemical concern. Swiss law applied.
Professional and Other Activities
  • Advisory Board Member and immediate Past President, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Member, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ADR & Sustainability Specialist Group Steering Committee
  • Member, North American Sub-Committee Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
Academic Qualifications
  • University of Cambridge, PhD, International Climate Law and Energy Transition Governance, 2022 –
  • Queen Mary, University of London, LLM International Dispute Resolution, Energy and Climate Change, 2021
  • University College London, LLB Hons, 2010
  • McGill University, BA Hons, 2005
  • New York State Bar, 2011
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2020