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Veijo Heiskanen

Geneva, Switzerland Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 6 departments
Ranked in : Arbitration (International) , International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators , Arbitrators , Arbitration Counsel , Public International Law , Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators
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Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide

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Veijo Heiskanen has impressive experience in investment treaty arbitration, often representing sovereign states. He also sits as president in UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. He garners extensive praise from clients for his expertise and approach, with one noting: "His sharpest skill lies in structuring strategy to achieve the desired primary outcome in the cases. His integrated approach is a model of how a legal professional relates to the facts and arguments of a case and positions and presents them along with the legal basis."
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International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Europe-wide

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Veijo Heiskanen has impressive experience in investment treaty arbitration, often representing sovereign states. He also sits as president in UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. He garners extensive praise from clients for his expertise and approach, with one noting: "His sharpest skill lies in structuring strategy to achieve the desired primary outcome in the cases. His integrated approach is a model of how a legal professional relates to the facts and arguments of a case and positions and presents them along with the legal basis."
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Arbitrators - Switzerland

Band 4

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Veijo Heiskanen is recognised for his activity on investment treaty arbitrations, frequently representing sovereign states. He also regularly acts as president on UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. One source enthuses he is a "very good communicator and he explains things in way that everybody can understand," with the same interviewee further describing him as "smart and creative."
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Arbitration Counsel - Switzerland

Band 1

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Veijo Heiskanen is recognised for his activity on investment treaty arbitrations, frequently representing sovereign states. He also regularly acts as president on UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. One source enthuses he is a "very good communicator and he explains things in way that everybody can understand," with the same interviewee further describing him as "smart and creative."
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

Band 4

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The "amazing" Veijo Heiskanen is a distinguished arbitration specialist working on investor-state arbitration and a range of PIL matters. A commentator states: "Veijo is a very good communicator and he explains things in way that everybody can understand," adding that he is "smart and creative." He is also a well-respected arbitrator in Europe.
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Public International Law - Global Market Leaders

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The "amazing" Veijo Heiskanen is a distinguished arbitration specialist working on investor-state arbitration and a range of PIL matters. A commentator states: "Veijo is a very good communicator and he explains things in way that everybody can understand," adding that he is "smart and creative." He is also a well-respected arbitrator in Europe.
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Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders

Band 1

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Veijo Heiskanen of Lalive is an impressive arbitration expert, able to undertake the work of both counsel and arbitrator. Drawing on his accomplished PIL practice, Heiskanen is recognised for his skills arbitrating investment treaty matters arising in various sectors including energy, infrastructure and mining.
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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.

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