Mishcon de Reya's international arbitration chief quits
Karel Daele is all set to join rival firm Taylor Wessing after serving notice period at Mishcon
Mishcon de Reya's head of international arbitration Karel Daele has resigned from the post after a nine-year-long association with the London-based firm. He is all set to join the rival London firm Taylor Wessing after completing his notice period.
Daele, a partner at Mishcon, is credited for building up the firm's international arbitration practice, particularly in investor-state disputes.
Daele primarily focuses on emerging markets, particularly in African-related arbitrations. He had spent six years at Tanzanian firm Mkono & Co Advocates before joining Mishcon.
Daele has rich and varied experience, having worked at leading arbitration practices at Wilmer Hale, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and leading Belgian independent Stibbe earlier in his career.
Taylor Wessing is expected to thrive on Daele's combination of global insights, arbitral awareness and solid commercial sensibility. It will benefit from his insights into ICC and LCIA arbitrations. At the same time, his civil law qualification supports the firm's German and Brussels offices, as does his African-related insights for French clients.
"We're seeing an increasing demand for lawyers who have a track-record of success in respect of complex international arbitrations. We continue to invest in our disputes and investigations group because of the increasing client demand, and Karel's appointment significantly strengthens our team so that we can provide the highest quality of representation for our clients," Taylor Wessing UK managing partner Shane Gleghorn said.
A Mishcon spokesperson formally acknowledged Daele's contribution to the firm.
"In the nine years Karel has been a partner at Mishcon de Reya he has played a key role in developing our international arbitration practice. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well in his new role," the Mishcon spokesperson said.