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Organisation
Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong & London
I practise/work in
  • International Arbitration
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Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)
Mr
How you'd like your name to appear in the directory
Niels Schiersing
Gender
Male
Country
Non-African Country
Non-African Country (Please Specify)
United Arab Emirates
Country of Birth
Denmark
Nationalities
Denmark
If non-African, how do you promote Africans in international arbitration/ADR?
I sit as arbitrator in arbitration seated in Africa
I participate and speak at conferences/events promoting arbitration in Africa
I provide training to arbitration practitioners in Africa
Languages
English
Danish
Swedish
Norwegian
German
Individual Member Profession (see note below)
  • Arbitrator
Number of Cases as Counsel in international arbitration/ADR
20+
Number of Cases as Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration
20+
Number of Cases as Co-Arbitrator in international arbitration
20+
Number of Cases as International Tribunal Chair
20+
Number of Cases as International Mediator/Conciliator
6-20
Number of cases as Arbitration/ADR Expert Witness
  • 1-5
Areas of Speciality
  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Distribution / Franchising
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Engineering
  • Finance & Banking
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Insurance
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Investment Disputes
  • Investment law
  • Joint Venture
  • Sales & Purchases
  • Shipping & Commodities
  • Telecommunications
Degrees/Qualifications, Institutions and Dates Obtained
Master of Law (University of Copenhagen) 1985
FCIArb 2011
C.Arb 2017
List Arbitration/ADR Panels you belong to
AFSA, HKIAC, KCAB, SIAC, SHIAC, BIAC, AIAC, CRCICA, VIAC
Professional Experience (Job Title, Organisation and Dates)
Associate in law firms 1985 - 1996
Partner in law firms 1996 - 2014
Member of Copenhagen Chambers 2014-2017
Member of Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong & London 2017 -

Former lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School
Biography
Niels Schiersing (born 1960) is a Danish national residing in Dubai. Mr Schiersing is a full-time commercial arbitrator and a part-time scholar. He is both civil law and common law qualified, giving him in-depth knowledge of the principles of both legal systems.

Mr Schiersing specialises in contract law, including the principles for the determination and calulation of damages, with a wide application with regard to industries and sectors and governing laws.

He has a particular focus on disputes pertaining to construction and infrastructure projects, M&A, JV, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, loan and other finance agreements, energy contracts, mining and sale of commodities and technical equipment, agency and distribution as well as insurance/reinsurance.

Over the past 5 years, Mr Schiersing has been appointed arbitrator in approx. 100 matters, including several/repeat appointments as emergency arbitrator. He is much in demand and has been appointed by all of the key arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCC, HKIAC, AFSA, KCAB, DIFC-LCIA and DIAC.
Legal Background
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
Qualified in (specify jurisdiction(s))
Denmark (civil law)
England & Wales (common law)
Types of agreements from which disputes in your practice most frequently arise
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Energy Pricing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Loan
  • Partnership
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sale of Business
  • Sale of Goods
  • Share Purchase/Joint Venture
  • Shipbuilding
List arbitration/ADR articles, book chapters, books and where published
Books:
Earn-out Disputes (2020), Post-M&A Disputes, Volume 1
Arbitration Act with Commentaries (2016)
Reinsurance Law (2013)
Approx. 50 of articles on arbitration law, contract law, construction law, energy law etc.
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