Heidi Yildiz is “an analytic and strategic thinker”, renowned for her “in-depth knowledge of both civil and common law principles”. One peer remarks, “I definitely recommend her in any arbitration.”
Heidi Yildiz is a senior attorney in the dispute powerhouse of Dittmar & Indrenius. She acts both as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration disputes, both of private and public law nature.
Heidi is dual qualified and admitted to practise both as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in Finland. Her practice benefits from her profound and in-depth knowledge of both civil and common law principles, gained whilst practising international arbitration for several years in both London and Helsinki.
Heidi has extensive experience in representing a broad range of clients across a range of different industry sectors in complex and high-value international institutional arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, DIS, FAI, UNCITRAL and PCA Rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations, governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws.
Heidi’s public international law experience includes working as part of the WilmerHale team that successfully represented SPLM/A in the ground-breaking Abyei boundary delimitation proceedings against the Government of Sudan conducted under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Heidi trained as a solicitor in the London office of WilmerHale, whereupon qualification she practised international arbitration until she joined Dittmar & Indrenius in 2011. She has previously also worked in the international arbitration department at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London.
She is a graduate from City, University of London (LLB with honours) and BPP Law School, London (the LPC).
Being bilingual, Heidi conducts arbitrations in English and Finnish. She also speaks Turkish.
Heidi is also recommended in dispute resolution in Finland by Chambers and Partners Europe.