Erica Stein


Erica Stein

National Partner

Brussels | 480 Avenue Louise, Box 13A, Brussels 1050
+32 2 535 5403 | +32 2 535 5400

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris 75008
+33 1 57 57 80 80 | +33 1 57 57 80 81

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Erica Stein focuses her practice on international arbitration, including both commercial and investment arbitration matters. Ms. Stein’s work focuses on disputes in the life sciences space, as well as disputes involving the interplay between arbitration and EU law, particularly in the investment treaty context. Ms. Stein also has particular expertise in issues relating to the enforcement of arbitral awards and agreements under the New York Convention.

Ms. Stein has also sat as arbitrator in numerous proceedings, having acted as Chair, Sole Arbitrator or co-arbitrator in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, CEPANI, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, and the German Institution of Arbitration. Ms. Stein is also on the list of arbitrators of several further arbitral institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Ms. Stein is recognized as an expert for her broad work experience in all aspects of arbitral practice. Ms. Stein has been selected to The International Who’s Who – Arbitration every year since 2012, garnering praise for her “incisive and insightful comments” and “strategic acumen,” and because “she is very good at what she does.” Before becoming a partner, Ms. Stein was selected by clients and peers as a “Thought Leader” among practitioners under the age of 45, placing third among all non-partners for her excellence in the field of arbitration. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018.

Ms. Stein has recently been selected to co-chair the annual arbitration workshop organized by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration of the Center for American and International Law to take place in June 2018.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Stein worked for six years at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, before spending six years at the premier arbitration boutique in Belgium.

In addition to her arbitration practice, Ms. Stein has been appointed Vice President of the Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR, and the Vice President of the DIS Arbitration Council (German Arbitration Institute).

  • Colombian investors against a South American State in an ICSID arbitration arising from the operation of bus concessions in a public transportation system.
  • A European State against European investors in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from changes in the regulatory framework for lotteries and gaming.
  • A European State against a European investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from the privatization of a turnkey capital equipment supplier.
  • An American pharmaceutical company in a CPR arbitration arising out of a pricing dispute with its manufacturer.
  • Belgian investors in an ICSID arbitration against an African State arising out of the taking of companies involved in producing and marketing precious metals.
  • A European State against a European investor in an arbitration arising from the seizure of planes in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • A South American State against an American investor in an ICSID arbitration arising out of the State’s windfall profit levy on oil revenues. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Brown University, B.A., 1997
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Certificat d’études politiques, 1996
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Zertifikat - Grundkentnisse im deutschen Recht, 2002
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Law Study, 2001
  • Brussels
  • New York
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Dutch
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • LCIA European Users’ Council
  • CEPANI (Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings