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Independent International Arbitrator


Niels Schiersing is dual qualified and admitted to practice both as an advocate  in Denmark and as a  solicitor of England & Wales, giving him profound and in-depth knowledge of civil law and common law principles alike.

Mr Schiersing mostly divides his time between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with offices in London, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai.

Mr Schiersing has been appointed as arbitrator, often sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator/chairman, as well as emergency arbitrator by e.g. the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (including under the LCIA India Rules), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (DIFC-LCIA), the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA), the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI), The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (Sakig/PCC) and the Danish Institute of Arbitration (DIA). Also, he is sitting arbitrator in various ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He furthermore has experience in acting as umpire or as arbitrator in arbitral tribunals with an umpire structure.

Mr Schiersing specialises in contract law, i.e. the formation, construction/interpretation, adaption, performance, termination and breach of contract, including the principles for calculation and determination of damages, with a wide application with regard to industries and sectors and in both a common law and a civil law context.

Niels Schiersing serves as arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, particularly in disputes relating to:

  • construction and engineering (onshore, offshore and shipbuilding)
  • energy and resources (e.g. related to oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and mining)
  • commercial chancery (e.g. post-M&A, shareholders, partnerships, JVs and PPPs)
  • banking and finance (e.g. loan agreements, trading and clearing agreements)
  • reinsurance and insurance
  • sales (e.g. real estate, commodities, complex technical equipment and other goods)
  • licensing, distribution and agency
  • competition law and state aid

Mr Schiersing further accepts select appointments as mediator in commercial disputes where his command of international legal principles and understanding of different legal cultures can be of service to the parties.

In investment disputes, he has served as arbitrator appointed by the host state and counsel to host states and investors.

Mr Schiersing does not act as counsel or provide expert opinions.

Prior to becoming a full-time arbitrator, he has acted as counsel in approximately 150 arbitrations, including a broad variety of commercial, commercial chancery and construction & engineering arbitrations as well as investment arbitration.

Mr Schiersing has been instructed as counsel or appointed as arbitrator in matters involving the substantive and curial laws of e.g. England & Wales, United States (New York, Delaware and California), Singapore, China (PRC), Hong Kong SAR, Korea, India, Indonesia, Dubai/United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Qatar, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Russian Federation, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus & British Virgin Islands.

He has sat as arbitrator in approximately 100 arbitrations.


He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb) and a Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb). He is on several panels of arbitrators across the continents.

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Niels SchiersingArbitration Chambers ‘Niels is a meticulous and assured arbitrator.’

Arbitration Chambers is a ‘very strong set‘ with ‘top draw’ arbitrators who ‘cover all the bases in terms of sector and regional experience and expertise‘. The set specialises in full-time arbitrators and is not affiliated with any barrister’s chambers. It has managed to carve out a strong niche in the field, with offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.  Leading names include John Beechey CBE, the the former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Neil Kaplan, former Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and judge in charge of the construction and arbitration list in the Hong Kong courts, Juliet Blanch, and Niels Schiersing, a leading Scandinavian arbitrator with strong links to the Asian and African markets.