Jan Heiner Nedden

Jan Heiner Nedden
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Jan Heiner Nedden is managing partner of Hanefeld, a boutique dispute resolution firm based in Hamburg, Germany.

Prior to joining Hanefeld in 2011, Heiner served as counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years, during which time he was in charge of the case management of over 1,000 arbitrations and the scrutiny of some 500 arbitral awards.

Heiner frequently acts as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations, including disputes involving state entities and sovereign states. He also acts as a DAB member. In addition to the numerous cases in which Heiner has represented the interests of clients, his arbitrator track record contains more than 50 international and domestic cases involving post-M&A, energy, construction and infrastructure, distribution and agency, and machine building disputes. Heiner’s experience in this regard includes acting as arbitrator in both institutional (inter alia ICC, SCC, DIS, Voldgiftsinstituttet (DIA), VIAC, WIPO) and ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of jurisdictions and under various substantive laws.

Heiner represents clients before arbitral tribunals and in enforcement proceedings. In addition, Heiner regularly serves as party-appointed expert in proceedings before foreign courts, including in large-scale finance disputes. The exceptional quality of Heiner’s work has been acknowledged in several domestic and international rankings.

Heiner is a trained mediator and has lectured on domestic and international arbitration law at the University of Hamburg, the summer academy on international dispute resolution at the University of Heidelberg and the Swiss Arbitration Academy in Zurich/Geneva. He is co-editor and co-author of the German language standard practitioner’s commentary on the 2012 ICC-Rules/1998 DIS-Rules (Dr Otto Schmidt-Verlag Köln, 2014). Heiner is an appointed member of the ICC commission on arbitration and ADR, the ICC task force on the revision of the rules of the ICC as appointing authority in UNCITRAL or other ad hoc arbitration proceedings, the consolidation committee for the revision of the DIS arbitration rules, and the dispute resolution committee of the Voldgiftsinstituttet. He is fluent in English, German and French.

Heiner’s professional background goes hand in hand with the international focus and practice of Hanefeld. The unique background and experience of the firm’s lawyers ensures that clients benefit from a particularly profound knowledge and familiarity with the perspective of parties’ counsel, arbitrators and mediators, as well as that of arbitral institutions. Hanefeld’s expertise encompasses commercial and investment arbitration. In addition to representing parties before arbitral tribunals and state courts, all members of the firm regularly act as arbitrators or experts on German and international law. The firm also advises on specific procedural issues in arbitration proceedings, provides risk-assessment and strategic advice, and assists parties in enforcement proceedings either as lead counsel or as co-counsel in cooperation with domestic and international law firms. Hanefeld’s clients include large and medium-sized companies from a variety of sectors and jurisdictions, as well as state entities and sovereign states. In 2017, Hanefeld received the prestigious JUVE award Law Firm of the Year for dispute resolution in Germany.

WWL says: Jan Heiner Nedden is an “excellent” practitioner, considered “among the best of the arbitrators of his generation in Germany”.

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