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LALIVE

35 RUE DE LA MAIRIE, PO BOX 6569, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 105 20 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 105 20 60
Email:
Web:
www.lalive.ch
Geneva, London, Zurich

Dr Veijo Heiskanen

Tel:
Work +41 58 105 2000
Email:
LALIVE

Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Public international law and Investment Arbitration.

Position

Partner. His practice areas are international arbitration, including commercial and investment arbitration, international claims and public international law. Main sectors: energy (oil and gas), mining, investment, construction and infrastructure, banking and finance, M&A, IP and telecommunications.

Career

Joined LALIVE in 2002, Partner. Counsel and arbitrator in a large number of international arbitration proceedings ad hoc and institutional (under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, WIPO, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, SCC, Cairo Regional Center - CRCICA, various national Chambers of Commerce, ad hoc); counsel, adviser and arbitrator in international claims proceedings, including Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) and the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. He acted as an expert to the Arbitration Commission for Former Yugoslavia (1993).

Languages

English, French, Finnish, working knowledge of Swedish and German.

Member

Member 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 International Bar Association (IBA), International Law Association (ILA), American Society of International Law, LCIA, IAI, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and Finnish Arbitration Association.

Education

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Harvard Law School (1992); Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School (1988); Licentiate of Laws (LL.Lic.), University of Helsinki (1985); Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Helsinki (1983).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Veijo Heiskanen - LALIVE

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

LALIVE is 'one of the most effective law firms in Switzerland',and its sizeable team 'works very hard trying to produce the best results for its clients' and 'collaborates well in other jurisdictions'. The arbitration practice is best known for handling commercial and investment disputes on a global basis, with strong links to Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Dr Veijo Heiskanen and the 'well-organised and smartMatthias Scherer represented Romania as defendant against Canadian and UK investors in a $4.4bn ICSID arbitration relating to a gold mining project. Together with Scherer, Domitille Baizeau successfully obtained an award for the Republic of Mauritius, in a matter concerning the defence of its first-ever treaty claim as brought by a French-Mauritian businessman. Firm founder Michael E Schneider specialises in construction- and energy-related disputes.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE has international experience in banking and finance, dispute resolution and private client law. The Geneva team includes Alexander Troller, Domitille Baizeau, Dr Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud , Matthias SchererMichael E Schneider, Thomas Widmer and Dr Veijo Heiskanen.

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