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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Heiko Heppner “is highly experienced in arbitrations around the globe involving civil and common law, with particular experience in Germany, England, China and US-related disputes”.


Heiko Heppner is a partner in Dentons’ Frankfurt office. Heiko has over 10 years' experience in litigating complex cross-border cases and has argued before numerous international arbitration tribunals and a range of trial and appellate courts in Germany and abroad. His practice focuses on international arbitration, both commercial and under investment treaties, and cross-border litigation. Heiko also sits as an arbitrator.

Heiko’s two full legal educations in Germany and the United States as well as his qualification as an English barrister offer clients a particular added value in matters that cross the common law/civil law divide.

Heiko is a distinguished professor at East China University of Political Sciences and Law, Shanghai, teaching international arbitration and investment law. Heiko is also a lecturer of common law at the University of Bonn, Germany. In the past, he was a professor of international arbitration law at Fuzhou University, China for three years.

Heiko is finally the president of the litigation think tank International Litigation Exchange eV (ILEX) and a member of various law associations, including the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the German Bar Association (DAV), the German-American Lawyers Association (GALA) and a few others.

Before joining Dentons, Heiko was a counsel at a Magic Circle firm.

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