Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior associate Stephan Adell, who joins the firm’s International Dispute Resolution team.
Mr. Adell has extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as acting as secretary to arbitral tribunals. He has acted as counsel for both international businesses and governments in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, CRC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitral rules. He is an avocat at the Paris bar and admitted to the bar in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Mr. Adell’s recent investment treaty arbitration experience included acting for the respondent in the US$19 billion Saba Fakes v. Republic of Turkey ICSID case, which led to an award dismissing jurisdiction.
From a commercial arbitration perspective, Mr. Adell provided input into the draft Commercial Arbitration Law of the Dominican Republic (Law 489-08, in force from 30 December 2008), and he participated extensively in the redrafting and updating of the Arbitration Rules for the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce, in force from 21 July 2011.
Global chair of Squire Sanders’ International Dispute Resolution practice, George von Mehren, commented: “Stephan is a very experienced international lawyer with broad experience. His arrival will add strength in depth to our team, which provides a complete range of arbitration services to clients in Europe and beyond.”
Mr. Adell’s arrival follows that of Alexis Martinez, who joined the firm’s London office in October. Mr. von Mehren noted: “We are seeing increasing client demand for arbitration services and there are significant opportunities to further grow our team globally.”
Squire Sanders has been recognized as one of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world by leading industry journal Global Arbitration Review (GAR).