Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Dr. Veijo Heiskanen



Gender: Male

Nationality: Finnish

Country: Switzerland

Email Address:


Languages: English (Fluent), French (Fluent), German (Working knowledge), Swedish (Working knowledge)

Experience as sole arbitrator: No

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 30 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes , 30 cases

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes , 50 cases

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Civil Law, Common Law

Bar Admission:

Fields of arbitration specialization: Mining, Technology and Telecom and Pharma & Biotechnology


Admissibility in International Arbitration, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
And Others: Mass Claims in ICSID Artibration, Kluwer Law International, 2015
Key to Efficiency in International Arbitration, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law .Journal, 2015
Ménage à trois: Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Competence in Investment Treaty, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, 2014
And/Or: The Problem of Qualification in International Arbitration (2010), Arbitration International, 2010
Of capital import: The definition of investment in international investment law, ASA Special Series, 2010
State as a private: The participation of States in international commercial arbitration, Transnational Dispute Management, 2010
Forbidding dépeçage: Law governing investment treaty arbitration, 32 Suffolk Transnational Law Review, 2009
Arbitrary and unreasonable measures, Oxford University Press, 2008
Unreasonable or discriminatory measures as a cause of action under the Energy Charter Treaty, International Arbitration Law Review, 2007
The doctrine of indirect expropriation in light of the practice of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The .Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2007

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