Dr Veijo Heiskanen is Partner with Lalive, Geneva, Switzerland. He specializes in international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes and international law, in particular international claims. Prior to joining Lalive in 2002, Dr Heiskanen served as Secretary General and Senior Claims Judge of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (2000-02), Deputy Chief of the Legal Service of the United Nations Compensation Commission (1994-98) and Legal Adviser of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (1990-94).
Dr Heiskanen is member of the panels of arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
Dr Heiskanen has published extensively on international law and international arbitration and has taught at The Hague Academy of International Law (2002).
Dr Heiskanen holds LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School and LL.B. and LL.Lic. degrees from the University of Helsinki. He speaks English, Finnish and French and has working knowledge of German and Swedish.