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December 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde was recognized in GAR 45 under 45

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) unveiled its latest edition of 45 Under 45 – a guide to the leading younger practitioners in international arbitration. The previous edition was published in 2011.
 
We are delighted to announce that our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, has earned a well-deserved spot on this list. This ranking acknowledges 45 renowned international arbitration practitioners worldwide, with only two of them based in Latin America.

14 November 2023
Adell & Merizalde has been ranked in The Legal 500: International Arbitration 2024

We are proud to announce that Adell & Merizalde has been ranked in Legal 500: Arbitration - Latin America Guide 2024, as a Firm to Watch in International Arbitration in Latin America.

Adell & Merizalde has also been ranked (for a second year running) as Tier 2 for Arbitration in Colombia, including our Partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, recognized as a Next Generation Partner, and our Director, Andrea Santacoloma, recognized as a Rising Star.

11 November 2023
Stephan Adell participated in the first session of the ICC Advanced Arbitration

Our partner, Stephan Adell, Co-Chair of the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America, participated in its first session which took place in Miami on 11 November 2023, at the occasion of the 21st ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration. 

The first session of the ICC Advanced Arbitration for both Latin and North America kicked off as a joint workshop during the same day.

11 October 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde was a speaker at the IBA ALARB event "Current situation of 
International Arbitration in Latin America"

Juan Felipe Merizalde, as Co-Chair of the IBA Arb 40 Sub-Committee of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Bar Association, co-organized an event with the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) which addressed the current situation of international arbitration in different jurisdictions in the Latin American region.

10 October 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde gave a lecture at the Training Session "Witnesses and Experts Cross Examination" organized by Arbanza

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, gave a lecture at the Training Session "Witnesses and Expert Cross Examination" organized by Arbanza - Escuela de Arbitraje on 10 October 2023 in Lima, Peru.

26 September 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated at the IBA event at the ocassion of the Convention of Arbitration Centers in Panama City

Juan Felipe Merizalde, as Co-Chair of the IBA Arb 40 Sub-Committee of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Bar Association, organized an event at the occasion of the Convention of the Central America and the Caribbean Arbitration Centers, which took place on 26-28 September in Panama City.

11 September 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde was speaker at the 4th ICC Ecuador ADR Week

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker at the 4th edition of the ICC Ecuador ADR Week "A Journey Through Arbitration" on 11 September 2023 in Quito, Ecuador. This conference was co-organized by the ICC Court and ICC Ecuador.

6 September 2023
Stephan Adell participated as a speaker at the ICC Colombia Arbitration Day

Our partner, Stephan Adell, participated as a speaker at the ICC Colombia Arbitration Day on 6 September 2023 in Bogota, Colombia. He participated in the session "Arbitration and infrastructure projects – particularities of arbitrations in this sector". This event was co-organized by the ICC Court and ICC Colombia.

5 September 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker at the ICC YAAF Conference at the occasion of the ICC Colombia Arbitration Day

Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker at the ICC YAAF "Industry Series: Arbitration and Finance" held at the occasion of the ICC Colombia Arbitration Day on 5 September 2023 in Bogota, Colombia.

24 August 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated at the 5th ICC Peruvian Arbitration Day

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker in the 5th edition of the ICC Peruvian Arbitration Day in Lima, Peru. He participated in the session "Conflicts of interest and Arbitrators' duty of disclosure today: a new paradigm?". This event is organized annually by the ICC Court and the ICC National Committee in Peru (ICC Peru).

2 August 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker in Arbanza “Short term course: Arbitraje Comercial Internacional” 

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker in the training session “Short term course: Arbitraje Comercial Internacional”  organized by Arbanza - Escuela de Arbitraje.

1 August 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated at the Diplomado “Los 360° del arbitraje internacional”

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated at the Diplomado “Los 360° del arbitraje internacional” organized by the Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CAC CCB).

28 July 2023
Stephan Adell published an article in the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin

Our partner, Stephan Adell, published the article "ICC x Jus Mundi Partnership: An Effective Tool on the Study of the Latest ICC Awards" in the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2023 - Issue 2.  This collaboration came in lieu of ICC's partnership with Jus Mundi to provide full public access to all publishable ICC awards and related documents made as of 1 January 2019.

27 July 2023
María José Monroy published the article “Facing Latin America’s Leftward Shift: Implications and Recommendations” in Kluwer Arbitration Blog 

Our Associate, María José Monroy, published the article “Facing Latin America’s Leftward Shift: Implications and Recommendations” in Kluwer Arbitration Blog. This publication was part of the collaboration project between the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) and Kluwer Arbitration Blog,

21 July 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde published an opinion regarding the “amparos” in international arbitration in Panama

On July 21st, Asuntos Legales published the opinion of our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, regarding the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Panama, which confirmed that the only recourse to challenge arbitration awards is through the annulment action, thus ruling out amparos.

6-9 June 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the XI International Arbitration Congress in Bogota

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker in the XI International Arbitration Congress with the panel on "Arbitration Efficiency: Realities and Possibilities in National and International Arbitration” organized by the Comité Colombiano de Arbitraje (CCA) which took place on 6-9 June in Bogota, Colombia.

5-6 June 2023
Stephan Adell participated at the the XI International Arbitration Symposium in Lima

Our partner, Stephan Adell, participated as a panelist at the XI International Arbitration Symposium, "How to enhance efficiency in conflict management in the construction industry?" This event was organized by the CCL Arbitration Center in celebration of its 30th anniversary and took place in Lima, Peru.

24 May 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker in ALARB - Careers in Arbitration: Colombia

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker in the event ALARB - Careers in Arbitration: Colombia, which took place in 24 August 2023. 

9 May 2023
Stephan Adell participated at the 17th Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference

Stephan Adell participated as a speaker in the 17th Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference: Procedural Innovation in International Commercial Arbitration and the Brazilian Practice, in the session regarding “Producing Evidence”.  This conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

5 May 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde was co-author in "Law Over Borders Comparative Guide to Arbitration"

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, was co-author of the Colombia Chapter in the Guide "Law Over Borders Comparative Guide to Arbitration" published by Global Legal Post.

19 April 2023
Stephan Adell participated at the International Arbitration Workshop organized by the Instituto OMG

Our partner, Stephan Adell, participated at the International Arbitration Workshop organized by the Instituto OMG, which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 19 April to 24 May 2023.

8-15 April 2023
María José Monroy participated as coach in the International and Advanced Rounds of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup

Our Associate, María José Monroy, participated in the International and Advanced Rounds of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition as coach of the University of the Andes team. After winning the Colombian national rounds, the team ranked among the top 32 out of the 580 teams that participated in the competition.

31 March 2023
Stephan Adell and Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as arbitrators in the final and semi-final hearings of the 10th International Investment Arbitration Moot Competition

Our partners, Stephan Adell and Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as arbitrators in the final and semi-final hearings of the 10th International Investment Arbitration Moot Competition organized by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration of American University and the Business Law Department of the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

30 March 2023
Adell & Merizalde celebrated the launch of its new offices in Bogotá

Adell & Merizalde celebrated the launch of its new offices in Bogotá with a cocktail reception on 30 March 2023.

27 March 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the conference “Perspectiva del Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión: Tendencias y visiones prácticas” organized by American University and the Universidad Externado de Colombia

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, participated as a speaker in the conference “Perspectiva del Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión: Tendencias y visiones prácticas” organized at the occasion of the X Investment Arbitration Competition organized by American University and the Universidad Externado de Colombia, which took place in Bogotá, Colombia.

16 March 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde and María José Monroy are authors of the 1st Abranza’s Guide to Investment Arbitration

Juan Felipe Merizalde and María José Monroy authored the chapter “Introducción al arbitraje de inversión: origen y evolución del Sistema, principales críticas y nuevas perspectivas” published in the 1st Arbanza – Escuela de Arbitraje Guide to Investment Arbitration. The main objective of this guide is to contribute to the development and knowledge of investment arbitration in the Latin American Region.

8 March 2023
Stephan Adell participated as a speaker at the ICC Institute Advanced Level Training at the occasion of the 11th ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day

Our partner, Stephan Adell, participated as a speaker in the ICC Institute Advanced Level Training in the session “Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute: the opening statement at the hearing”. This training was organized at the occasion of the 11th ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day in Sao Paulo. 

15 February 2023
Adell & Merizalde was recognized as a Highly Recommended Law Firm by Leaders League

Adell & Merizalde was recognized as a Highly Recommended Law Firm in the ranking Arbitration Colombia - Law Firm published by Leaders League.

20 January 2023
María José Monroy published the paper “International Investment Arbitration and the Environment: In the Search for Coexistence”

Our Associate, María José Monroy, published the paper “International Investment Arbitration and the Environment: In the Search for Coexistence” in Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL) / Transnational Dispute Management (TDM). This paper will be part of the TDM Special Issue on “International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues”.

03 January 2023
Juan Felipe Merizalde was included in the List of International Arbitrators of the Cámara de Comercio de Cali

Our partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde, was included in the list of international arbitrators of the Cámara de Comercio de Cali.

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