Stephan Adell is a partner in our International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, focusing on international arbitration. He has extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitrations under the major arbitration rules (e.g. ICC, LCIA, CRC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID), and also acts as arbitrator. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Stephan is recognized in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017.
He is qualified in both Paris and the Dominican Republic, and conducts arbitrations in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Stephan worked at a top tier Paris-based boutique specializing in international arbitration.
He is currently involved in disputes in the oil and gas sector – in particular, price re-openers of long-term natural gas supply contracts, as well as disputes related to upstream projects. He is also part of the team representing a European State in multiple arbitrations arising from a share purchase agreement in an oil and gas company.
Stephan’s investment arbitration experience includes successfully acting for the Republic of Turkey in the US$19 billion Saba Fakes ICSID Case No. ARB/07/20, which led to an award dismissing jurisdiction and granting legal costs to his client. Stephan also successfully acted in the annulment proceedings in Joseph C. Lemire v. Ukraine, ICSID Case No. ARB/06/18, and obtained a favorable decision dismissing the annulment application in its entirety.
Stephan’s experience in commercial international arbitration includes successfully representing a European scientific entity defending a claim for cost overruns and time extensions in a construction project and obtaining an award dismissing all claims and granting legal costs.
Stephan successfully defended a group of Eastern European companies with investment in gold mines in Asia, obtaining a full dismissal of the opposing party’s claims and an award on legal costs. He also successfully led a team in an arbitration against a European supplier for deficiencies in the design, supply and supervision of an MDF plant in the Middle East, obtaining an award granting damages to his client.
Stephan commented and reviewed the draft Commercial Arbitration Law of the Dominican Republic, which came into force on 30 December 2008, and participated extensively in the redrafting and updating of the Arbitration Rules for the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce, in force as of 21 July 2011.