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Provided by Veijo Heiskanen

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Practice Areas

International arbitration, including commercial and investment arbitration. Focuses on the energy (including oil & gas), construction, infrastructure and mining sectors, as well as intellectual property and technology disputes. Vast experience as arbitrator, including as presiding arbitrator, in complex and high-value commercial and investment disputes. Previously served as Legal Adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and as Deputy Chief of the Legal Service of the United Nations Compensation Commission.

Career

Joined LALIVE in 2002, Partner. Counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings under most of the major arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCAI, SCC, WIPO and Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration – CRCICA.

Professional Memberships

Member of the SCC Board and of several panels of arbitrators, including ICSID, ICDR Energy Arbitrators List, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and of numerous professional associations, including IBA, ILA, American Society of International Law, LCIA, IAI, ASA and Finnish Arbitration Association.

Publications

Author of numerous publications on international arbitration, including investment arbitration and public international law.

Personal

Languages: English, French and Finnish; working knowledge of German and Swedish

Chambers Review

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Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders
1
Band 1

Veijo Heiskanen of Lalive offers strong capabilities in both counsel and arbitrator roles. Heiskanen regularly appears on a plethora of panels for investment treaty disputes.


Arbitration Counsel - Switzerland
1
Band 1

Veijo Heiskanen remains one of the standout arbitration counsel in Switzerland, with market-leading experience in high-profile ICSID and UNCITRAL proceedings, frequently representing states or state-owned companies. He has additional experience advising clients on construction arbitration. Veijo Heiskanen also acts as an arbitrator, presiding over UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings.


Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide
2
Band 2

Geneva-based Veijo Heiskanen is a strong choice for European states and state-owned companies regarding large-scale investor-state arbitrations under ICSID and ICC rules. He also handles cases seated in Finland and acts as president in various tribunals.


International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Europe-wide
2
Band 2

Geneva-based Veijo Heiskanen is a strong choice for European states and state-owned companies regarding large-scale investor-state arbitrations under ICSID and ICC rules. He also handles cases seated in Finland and acts as president in various tribunals.


Public International Law - Global Market Leaders
3
Band 3

Veijo Heiskanen is a popular choice for clients for his capabilities across the commercial arbitration and public international law fields, as well as when he sits as an arbitrator. He is adept at handling high-value investment treaty cases.


Arbitrators - Switzerland
3
Band 3

Veijo Heiskanen remains one of the standout arbitration counsel in Switzerland, with market-leading experience in high-profile ICSID and UNCITRAL proceedings, frequently representing states or state-owned companies. He has additional experience advising clients on construction arbitration. Veijo Heiskanen also acts as an arbitrator, presiding over UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings.


Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders
4
Band 4

Veijo Heiskanen is a popular choice for clients for his capabilities across the commercial arbitration and public international law fields, as well as when he sits as an arbitrator. He is adept at handling high-value investment treaty cases.

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Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)

Veijo Heiskanen
2
Veijo Heiskanen
2
Band 2
Domitille Baizeau
3
Domitille Baizeau
3
Band 3
Matthias Scherer
3
Matthias Scherer
3
Band 3
Noradèle Radjai
4
Noradèle Radjai
4
Band 4
International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators

Domitille Baizeau
2
Domitille Baizeau
2
Band 2
Matthias Scherer
2
Matthias Scherer
2
Band 2
Michael E Schneider
2
Michael E Schneider
2
Band 2
Veijo Heiskanen
2
Veijo Heiskanen
2
Band 2

Global Market Leaders

Arbitration (International)

Matthias Scherer
4
Matthias Scherer
4
Band 4
Veijo Heiskanen
4
Veijo Heiskanen
4
Band 4
Domitille Baizeau
5
Domitille Baizeau
5
Band 5
Public International Law

Veijo Heiskanen
3
Veijo Heiskanen
3
Band 3
Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators

Michael E Schneider
1
Michael E Schneider
1
Band 1
Veijo Heiskanen
1
Veijo Heiskanen
1
Band 1

Switzerland

Arbitration

Bernd Ehle
F
Bernd Ehle
F
Foreign expert for Germany
Marc D Veit
Marc D Veit
UK expertise based abroad
Werner Jahnel
F
Werner Jahnel
F
Foreign expert for Austria
Arbitration Counsel

Veijo Heiskanen
1
Veijo Heiskanen
1
Band 1
Bernd Ehle
2
Bernd Ehle
2
Band 2
Matthias Scherer
2
Matthias Scherer
2
Band 2
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