“He has a strong Danish law background, and is good on cases requiring an understanding of both civil and common law”
"He is a highly recommended arbitrator in Scandinavian and Russia-related arbitrations"
Niels Schiersing (born 1960) is dual-qualified as an advokat in Denmark (with right of audience before the Supreme Court) and as a solicitor of England and Wales, giving him in-depth knowledge of civil law and common law principles alike.
Mr Schiersing serves as arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and, occasionally, in investment arbitrations. He has served as arbitrator appointed by, for example, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, AFSA, FAI, PCC and DIA, and in various ad hoc arbitrations.
Mr Schiersing divides his time between Europe, Asia and Africa (including the Middle East) with offices in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. He is a resident of the UAE.
He specialises in arbitrations involving all aspects of contract law, ie, the formation, interpretation/construction, adaption, performance and breach of contracts, including the principles for determination and calculation of damages and with a wide application as regards industries and sectors and both under common law, civil law and hybrid legal regimes.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb) and a chartered arbitrator (C.Arb).
He devotes significant time to academic work and has, inter alia, published a commentary on the Danish Arbitration Act and a monograph on reinsurance law. He is currently preparing a series of books dealing with post-M&A disputes (substantive and procedural issues).
Mr Schiersing is a former lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School, and regularly speaks on topics within his areas of competence.