Jan Heiner Nedden is “an exceptional arbitrator” who is recognised for his “great demeanour” when handling both international and domestic proceedings.
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 and mediator. 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, DIA, VIAC, WIPO) and ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of jurisdictions (inter alia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Romania) 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, including JUVE’s list of the most renowned arbitrators in Germany.
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.