Mishcon de Reya boosts international arbitration practice with Partner hire

12 Feb, 2013

Mishcon de Reya has today announced the development of its international arbitration practice with the appointment of Partner, Karel Daele. Karel, an experienced arbitration counsel and arbitrator, has joined from Mkono & Co Advocates in Tanzania where he represented among others the Government of Tanzania and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited in a number of high profile investment treaty arbitrations. He also regularly advised foreign investors coming to the African continent.


Karel will draw on his experience to further develop Mishcon’s burgeoning international arbitration practice. Having lived and worked in East Africa for several years, and prior to that having practiced as a commercial litigator for ten years in Brussels, Karel offers clients specialist and in-depth knowledge of international dispute resolution.


His arbitration work and Africa practice is recommended in several international legal directories including The Who’s Who in International Commercial Arbitration and Chambers Global.


At Mishcon, Karel will advise and represent clients in arbitration and conciliation proceedings under the Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPINA) and in ad hoc arbitrations.


Karel is an esteemed Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Regional Representative for Africa of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the London Court of International Arbitration, a member of the World Bank’s Expert Consultative Group of the Investment Across Borders project and a member of the Peer Review Board of the ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal. He also authored Challenge and Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Arbitration, a reference work for arbitration practitioners and arbitrators.


Commenting on his appointment, Karel said: “Mishcon de Reya has an excellent reputation and I am looking forward to utilising my experience to develop the firm’s international arbitration and litigation practices.”


Kas Nouroozi, Head of Litigation at Mishcon de Reya added: “Karel’s appointment is an important step in developing our international expertise. His extensive experience of international arbitration will help us to expand our growing offering and his standing in the African legal community will be a clear asset to our international client base. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

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