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Veijo Heiskanen

Geneva, Switzerland Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 6 departments
Ranked in : Arbitration (International)International Arbitration: Most In Demand ArbitratorsArbitratorsArbitration CounselPublic International LawPublic International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators
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Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide

Band 2

Veijo Heiskanen co-leads a lot of the firm's best investor-state work. His selection to handle significant energy sector construction cases seated in Finland is also a testament to the sophistication of his pan-European arbitration practice. Interviewees praise his "good strategic planning of the proceeding" and his "excellent analytical skills." Veijo Heiskanen also attracts attention for his frequent appointment as arbitrator, especially in investor-state cases.
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International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Europe-wide

Band 2

Veijo Heiskanen co-leads a lot of the firm's best investor-state work. His selection to handle significant energy sector construction cases seated in Finland is also a testament to the sophistication of his pan-European arbitration practice. Interviewees praise his "good strategic planning of the proceeding" and his "excellent analytical skills." Veijo Heiskanen also attracts attention for his frequent appointment as arbitrator, especially in investor-state cases.
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Arbitrators - Switzerland

Band 4

Veijo Heiskanen is recognised for his activity in investment treaty arbitrations, frequently representing sovereign states. He also regularly acts as president on UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. A client describes him as "a very experienced lawyer with excellent analytical skills."
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Arbitration Counsel - Switzerland

Band 1

Veijo Heiskanen is recognised for his activity in investment treaty arbitrations, frequently representing sovereign states. He also regularly acts as president on UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings. A client describes him as "a very experienced lawyer with excellent analytical skills."
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

Band 4

Veijo Heiskanen is highly regarded by the market for the skills he brings to the table when representing clients across both the arbitration and public international law fields, as well as when he sits as an arbitrator. Specific areas of strength for Heiskanen include vast knowledge of investment treaty cases concerning European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. An interviewee compliments his "ability to really go into the core of matters very, very quickly," adding that "one thing which is helpful is he listens and takes on board feedback which is provided."
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Public International Law - Global Market Leaders

Band 3

Veijo Heiskanen is highly regarded by the market for the skills he brings to the table when representing clients across both the arbitration and public international law fields, as well as when he sits as an arbitrator. Specific areas of strength for Heiskanen include vast knowledge of investment treaty cases concerning European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. An interviewee compliments his "ability to really go into the core of matters very, very quickly," adding that "one thing which is helpful is he listens and takes on board feedback which is provided."
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Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders

Band 1

Geneva-based Veijo Heiskanen of Lalive remains active across both counsel and arbitrator roles in his practice. Considered by peers to be a "first-class arbitrator," Heiskanen appears on panels for investment treaty disputes.
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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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