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5-7 October 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the Congreso de Arbitraje Nacional e Internacional: Un centro de arbitraje para las Américas 

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker at the Congreso de Arbitraje Nacional e Internacional organized by the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce (CAC CCB), which took place in Santa Marta on 5-7 October 2022. 

22-23 September 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the X Seminario Internacional de Arbitraje de Inversión 

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker at the X Seminario Internacional de Arbitraje de Inversión organized by the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA) in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) on 22-23 September 2022. 

17-19 August 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the X Congreso del Comité Colombiano de Arbitraje “Contribuciones del Arbitraje al Derecho Sustancial y su Práctica” 

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker in the theoretical and practical workshop “Contradicción de Dictámenes” of the X Congreso del Comité Colombiano de Arbitraje “Contribuciones del Arbitraje al Derecho Sustancial y su Práctica”. 

8-12 August 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde participated in the Congreso Internacional de la Abogacía 

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker in the “Diversidad en el Arbitraje de Construcción, Energía y Minería: Ventajas y Desafíos” session co-organized by Women Way in Arbitration and the Commission on Arbitration and Mediation of the Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá. The event was held at the occasion of the Congreso Internacional de la Abogacía.

20 July 2022
Stephan Adell participated in the roundtable “Novedades del Reglamento de Arbitraje de la CCI frente a la práctica arbitral del CRC”

Stephan Adell participated as a speaker on the roundtable “Novedades del Reglamento de Arbitraje de la CCI frente a la práctica arbitral del CRC”, organized by the ICC, ICC Dominican Republic, Centro de Resolución Alternativa de Controversias and the Cámara de Comercio y Producción de Santo Domingo, held in Santo Domingo on 20 July 2022.

18 July 2022
Andrea Santacoloma is appointed as a Correspondent of UNIDROIT 

The Governing Council at its 101st. session, held in Rome from 8 to 10 June 2022, appointed Andrea Santacoloma as a Correspondent of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), for the period of 2022-2025. 

7 July 2022
Diverse new steering committee for IBA Arb 40 

The International Bar Association's arbitration under-40 group has unveiled a diverse new steering committee co-chaired by Agnès Bizard of King & Spalding in Paris and Juan Felipe Merizalde of Adell & Merizalde in Bogotá. 

7 July 2022
Juan Pablo Gómez Moreno participated as a researcher in the book "Global Sales and Contract Law" 

Our Associate Juan Pablo Gómez Moreno participated as a researcher in the book "Global Sales and Contract Law" recently published by Oxford University Press. Part of his involvement in this project was being one of the 5 lawyers that reported the most relevant aspects of the Colombian regulatory framework on contractual law for its inclusion in the second edition of this work.

7 July 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde is appointed as President of the Disciplinary Commission of the DIMAYOR

Juan Felipe Merizalde is appointed as President of the Disciplinary Commission of the División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano (DIMAYOR).

1 July 2022
ICSID approved amendments to its Rules and Regulations

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved amendments to its Rules and Regulations, for the modernization of investment dispute resolution. These amendments entered into force on 1 July 2022.

Adell & Merizalde explains the changes and implications of the most important developments.

14 June 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde is appointed as Member of the Disciplinary Commission of the DIMAYOR  

Juan Felipe Merizalde is appointed as Member of the Disciplinary Commission of the División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano (DIMAYOR).

9 June 2022
Stephan Adell participated in the 10mas. Jornadas Internacionales de Arbitraje

Stephan Adell participated as a speaker in the 10mas. Jornadas Internacionales de Arbitraje organized by the Sociedad Boliviana de Arbitraje (SBA), which took place in La Paz on 9-10 June 2022. He addressed the topic “Arbitration and Natural Resources”.

13 May 2022
Pan-Latin American arbitration firm Adell & Merizalde launches

Adell & Merizalde, a law firm focused on arbitration, has launched with the opening of offices in Bogotá, Panama City and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

11 May 2022
The new international arbitration firm, Adell & Merizalde, enters the local market

The firm simultaneously opened offices in Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic, and has two founding partners, Juan Felipe Merizalde and Stephan Adell

5 May 2022
New LatAm boutique launches in three countries

Stephan Adell has left the partnership at Squire Patton Boggs to team up with former Dechert special legal consultant Juan Felipe Merizalde and launch a Latin American disputes boutique with offices in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Panama.

2 May 2022
Conference on amendments to arbitral rules due to Covid 19 

Juan Felipe Merizalde participated as a speaker at the IV Young Lawyers and the Future of Arbitration Conference organized by the IPA on changes to the major arbitral rules due to the Covid 19 pandemic. 

21 April 2022
The Legal 500 recognizes Stephan Adell as a key lawyer in international arbitration 

The Legal 500 recognized Stephan Adell as one of the key international arbitration lawyers at Squire Patton Boggs’ Paris office (while he was part of the firm).

14 April 2022
Publication regarding investment arbitration and transitional justice 

Juan Pablo Gómez published the paper “Fear of Arbitration and Hope for Transition: Why Should We Care About the Interaction Between Investment Arbitration and Transitional Justice?” in the journal Athena–Critical Inquiries in Law, Philosophy and Globalization.

7 April 2022
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Juan Felipe Merizalde as arbitration leader 

Juan Felipe Merizalde has been recognized as one of the leading individuals in the field of international arbitration in Latin America in 2022 by Who's Who Legal.  

7 April 2022
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Stephan Adell as arbitration leader 

Who's Who Legal recognized Stephan Adell as one of the world's leading international arbitration arbitrators and practitioners in 2022. 

25 March 2022
Publication on Kluwer Blog

Our lawyers Juan Felipe Merizalde and Juan Pablo Gómez-Moreno analyzed the recent award issued in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) case AFC v. Colombia and its importance for preliminary objections based on Rule 41(5) and the expiration of time limits to submit claims to arbitration. 

21 March 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde ranked as “Highy Recommended” arbitrator by Leaders League 

Leaders League ranked Juan Felipe Merizalde as one of the “Highly Recommended” Colombian arbitrators. 

10 March 2022
Blog post on international arbitration in Mexico 

 Juan Pablo Gómez published a report about international arbitration in Mexico for ITA In Review. 

24 February 2022
Blog post on the case IC Power v. Guatemala 

Juan Pablo Gómez published in February 2022 an article for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog on the arbitral award in the IC Power v Guatemala case.

2 February 2022
Conference on multiplicity of parties in the arbitration agreement 

Juan Felipe Merizalde speaks at the conference "Multiplicity of parties in the arbitration agreement" organized by Baxel Consultores and Arbitration Alumni. 

11 January 2022
Juan Felipe Merizalde appointed Co-Chair of the IBA ARB-40 Group 

Juan Felipe Merizalde was appointed Co-Chair of the ARB-40 Group of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association in the year 2022. Juan Felipe will hold this position for a period of 2 years. 

12 November 2021
Juan Felipe Merizalde named Arbitrator of the Week by Jus Mundi  

Juan Felipe Merizalde was named Arbitrator of the Week by Jus Mundi. 

18 October 2021
Our firm was ranked Band 3 in arbitration by The Legal 500 

The Legal 500 Latin America qualified our firm Band 3 and described our team as young interdisciplinary lawyers with high academic preparation and great knowledge in both contemporary national and international law.  

3 September 2021
Stephan Adell was recognized by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers 2022 France ranked Stephan Adell as one of the top lawyers in arbitration and mediation in Paris.

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