Stephan Adell is a partner in our International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, focusing on international arbitration. He has extensive experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations, having intervened in more than 70 proceedings under the major arbitration rules (e.g. ICC, LCIA, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID), and also acts as an arbitrator.
He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and is qualified in both Paris and the Dominican Republic. Stephan was recently recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019, with one peer stating, “I particularly recommend him for construction disputes, where he is excellent in cross-examination.”
Recently, he was part of the team that represented the Republic of Kosovo in a US$400 million ICSID arbitration (Case No. ARB/15/22) filed by a German investor that was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds and ordered the claimant to reimburse Kosovo’s legal costs.
Stephan is part of the team currently representing the Republic of Croatia in a billion-dollar ICSID arbitration (Case No. ARB13/32) related to investments in an oil and gas company by a Hungarian company. He also currently represents a Latin American public oil and gas company in two ICC commercial arbitrations worth more than US$300 million.