VEIJO HEISKANEN 2017-12-22T12:00:15+00:00

Project Description

Veijo Heiskanen

AddressRue de Ia Mairie 35, PO Box 6569, 1211 Geneva 6, Switzerland

Phone(+41) 58 105 20 00
Fax(+41) 58 105 20 60
Education– LL.B., 1983; LL.Lic., 1985 the University of Helsinki
– LL.M., and a Doctorate of Juridical Science
– S.J.D., from Harvard law School (1988 and 1992)
Bar Admission
Work ExperienceVeijo Heiskanen specializes in international arbitration, including investment arbitration, and in public international law. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, WIPO, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, SCC, Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration – CRCICA, and various national chambers of commerce. His experience as counsel includes representing governments and foreign investors in many state-investor disputes in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, as well as in gas pricing and construction arbitrations. He has also been acting for many years as arbitrator in both commercial and investment arbitrations, including as presiding arbitrator in several disputes arising out of complex commercial and real estate developments, energy, construction and infrastructure projects, as well as in several high-value gas pricing and intellectual property disputes. He is a member of several panels of arbitrators, including ICSID, ICDR Energy Arbitrators List and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA}, and of numerous professional associations, including IBA, ILA, American Society of International Law, LCIA, IAI, ASA and Finnish Arbitration Association.

Veijo Heiskanen also has extensive experience as adviser and arbitrator in international claims proceedings, including in the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the United Nations Compensation Commission, the German Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”, the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, the UN Kosovo Property Claims Commission and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Tribunal. He acted as an expert to the Arbitration Commission for Former Yugoslavia (1993).

Present Position– Adjunct Professor, University of Lausanne International arbitration 2009 ~ University of Helsinki, International Law 1998
– Professor, Hague Academy of International Law 2002
Past positions
Publications– Applicable Law: Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and the Legacy of the UN Compensation Commission, Heiskanen, Nicolas Leroux, 2015
In: Timothy J. Feighery, Christopher S. Gibson, Trevor M. Rajah (Eds.), War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Designing Compensation After Conflict, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 51-80
– Post-Award Remedies, Heiskanen, laura Halonen, 2014
In: Giorgetti (Ed.}, Litigating International Investment Disputes: A Practitioner’s Guide, Briii/Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 497-526
– Aristotle’sStatistics: Consistency and Accuracy in International Mass Claims, Veijo Heiskc:men, Sandrine Giroud, 20″14
In: Arthur W. Ravine (Ed.}, Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation. The Fordham Papers 2013, Brill Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 109-122
– Menage a trois : Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Competence in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Veijo Heiskanen, 2014, ICSID Review- Foreign Investment Law Journal, Vol. 29, 2014, pp. 231-246
– And/Or: The Problem of Qualification in International Arbitration
Veijo Heiskanen, 2010, Arbitration International, Vol. 26 (4), 2010, pp. 441-466
– Of capital import: The definition of investment in international investment law, Veijo Heiskamm, 2010
In: Anne K. Hoffmann (Ed.), Protection of Foreign Investments through Modem Treaty Arbitration: Diversity and Harmonisation, ASA Special Series (No. 34), 2010, pp. 51-73
– State as a private: The participation of States in international commercial arbitration, Veijo Heiskanen, 2010, Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 7, Issue 1, April2010, pp.1-13
– Book review: Aspects philosophiques du droit de !’arbitrage international, by Emmanuel Gaillard
He!skanen, 2009, European Journal of International Law, 2009, Vol. 20, No.3, pp. 942-947
– Domestic review of investment treaty arbitrations: the Swiss experience, Matthias Scherer, Heiskanen, Samuel Moss, 2009 ASA Bull. 2/2009, Vol. 27, pp. 256-279
– Forbidding depe~?age: Law governing investment treaty arbitration, Heiskanen, 2009, 32 Suffolk Transnational Law Review, 2009, pp.367-408
-Arbitrating mass investor claims: Lessons of international claims commissions, 2009
In: Permanent Court of Arbitration (Ed.), Chapter 12, “Multiple Party Actions in International Arbitration”, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, pp. 297-323
– Arbitrary and unreasonable measures,Veijo Heiskanen, 2008
In: A. Reinisch (Ed.), Standards of Investment Protection, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 87-11 0
– Unreasonable or discriminatory measures as a cause of action under the Energy Charter Treaty, Veijo,2007, International Arbitration Law Review, 2007, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 104-110
– The doctrine of indirect expropriation in light of the practice of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, Heiskanen, 2007,The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2007, Vol. 8, No 2, pp. 215-231
– Reparations for historical wrongs: From ad hoc mass claims programs to an international framework program?,Marc Henze!in, Veijo Heiskanen, Antoine Romanetti, 2006 Uluslararasi SU<;:Iar ve Tarih, 2006, pp. 91-118
– Book review: The World Trade Organization: Legal, economic and political analysis, by Patrick F.J. Macrory, Arthur E. Appleton and Michael G. Plummer (Eds.)
2006, Journal of World Trade, 2006, Vol. 40, pp. 1149-1154
– Dealing with Pandora: The concept of ‘merits’in international commercial arbitration, Veijo Heiskanen, 2006,Arbitration International, 2006, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 597-611
– Reparations to victims before the international criminal court: Lessons from international mass claims processes, Marc Henze!in, Veijo Heiskanen, 2006 Criminal Law Forum, 2006, Vol. 17, pp. 317-344
– Oil platforms: Lessons of dissensus, Veijo Heiskanen, 2005, Nordic Journal of International Law, 2005, Vol. 74, pp. 179-208
– The sardines decision: Fish without chips?,Veijo Heiskanen, 2005
In: Mitchell (Ed.), Challenges and Prospects for the WTO, Cameron May, London, 2005, pp. 165-192
– CRT -II: the second phase of the Swiss banks claims process, Heiskanen, 2004
In: Soisson de Chazournes/QueguinerNillalpando (Eds.), Crimes de l’histoire et reparations les reponses du droit et de Ia justice, Editions Bruylant, Brussels, 2004, pp. 147-162
– The regulatory philosophy of international trade law, Heiskanen, 2004, Journal of World Trade, 2004, Vol. 38, pp. 1-36
– Housing and property restitution in Kosovo, Veijo Heiskanen, 2003
In: Leckie (Ed.), Returning Home: Housing and Property Restitution Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons, Ardsley N.Y., Transnational Publishers, 2003, pp. 225-242
-Speeding the resolution of mass claim using information technology, Veijo Heiskanen, 2003, Dispute Resolution Journal, 2003, Vol. 58, pp. 79-84
– Switzerland, Heiskanen, 2003
In: Barber/Gibson (Eds.), Online Service Providers: International Law and Regulation, Dobbs Ferry NY, Oceana Publications, 2003, pp. SWI 1-28 •
– The United Nations Compensation Commission, 2003
Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, 2003, Vol. 296, pp. 259-393
– Dispute resolution in international electronic commerce, 1999, Journal of International Arbitration, 1999, Vol. 16, pp. 29
– UN Compensation Commission panel sets precedents on government claims, Veijo, 1998, American Journal of International Law, 1998, Vol. 92, pp. 339 ss
– Jurisdiction v. Competence: Revisiting a frequently neglected distinction,Veijo Heiskanen, 1994, Finnish Yearbook of International Law, 1994, Vol. 5, pp. 1 ss
– The arbitration commission of the international conference on the Former Yugoslavia, Veijo Heiskanen, i994, Lakimies, 1994, Vol. 2, pp. 173 ss (in Finnish)
– Applicable law in international commercial arbitration, Veijo Heiskanen, 1993, Finnish Yearbook of International Law, 1993, Vol. 4, pp. 98 ss
– The Iran-United states Claims Tribunal, Heiskanen, 1993
(in collaboration with Bosman L., Brunetti M., Hagen-Egas Reparaz D., Makela S., Mart”eau H., Takamaa K.) The Hague Yearbook of International Law, 1993, Vol. 6, pp. 239 ss
– The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, Heiskanen, 1992
(in collaboration with Brunetti M., Hagen-Egas Reparaz D., Makela S., Muls D., Wilbers E.) The Hague Yearbook of International Law, 1992, Vol. 5, pp. 237 ss
-The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, Heiskanen, 1991
(in collaboration with Hagen-Egas Reparaz D., Kroeskop A., Kuokkanen T., Muls D., Wilbers E.) The Hague Yearbook of International Law, 1991, Vol. 4, pp. 280 ss
LanguagesFinnish, English, French, Swedish, German