Veijo Heiskanen is a partner at Lalive. He specialises in international arbitration, including investment arbitration, and public international law. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, WIPO, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, SCC, the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and various national chambers of commerce in relation to energy (including oil and gas), infrastructure, mining, construction, banking and finance, M&A, intellectual property and many other business sectors and industries. He also has extensive experience as adviser and arbitrator in public international law matters, including international claims. He acted as an expert to the Arbitration Commission for the Former Yugoslavia (1993).
Dr Heiskanen is adjunct professor of international arbitration at the University of Lausanne and taught at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2002. He is a member of several panels of arbitrators, including ICSID, SIAC and the ICDR Energy Arbitrators List, and of numerous professional associations, including the IBA, the ILA, the American Society of International Law, the LCIA, the IAI, the ASA and the Finnish Arbitration Association. He graduated from the University of Helsinki (LLB, 1983; LLLic, 1985) and holds an LLM and a Doctorate of Juridical Science (SJD) from Harvard Law School (1988 and 1992).
Dr Heiskanen speaks English, French and Finnish and has a working knowledge of German and Swedish.
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