Stephan Adell is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice. He has acted in more than 85 arbitrations under the major arbitration rules, such as ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICDR. He also acts as an arbitrator and is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Stephan is qualified in both Paris and the Dominican Republic, and divides his time between investment and large-scale construction arbitrations.
Stephan currently represents the Republic of Costa Rica in a US$100 million ICSID arbitration (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/13) filed by a Spanish investor relating to the investments in the poultry business. He also represents the Republic of Ecuador in an ad hoc investment arbitration, and is part of the team defending 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.
Recently, he was part of the team that successfully 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.
On his construction experience, Stephan was recognised by one peer stating, “I particularly recommend him for construction disputes, where he is excellent in cross-examination.” He currently advises a state-owned client in claims and disputes arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a US$4 billion complex refinery in Northern Africa.