Character Introduction
Niels Schiersing
Independent Arbitrator
Niels Schiersing
Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong & London
Brief Introduction
Mr. Schiersing is dual qualified and admitted to practice both as an advokat in Denmark and as a solicitor of England & Wales, giving him profound and in-depth knowledge of civil law and common law principles alike. He specialises in contract law, i.e. the formation, construction/interpretation, adaption, performance, termination and breach of contract, including the principles for calculation and determination of damages, with a wide application with regard to industries and sectors and in both a common law and a civil law context. Mr. Schiersing serves as arbitrator and legal expert in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, construction and infrastructure arbitrations, energy arbitrations, commercial chancery arbitrations as well as investment arbitrations. He also sits on panels in mock-trials related to complex litigation matters and is the pre-eminent Scandinavian expert in all matters relating to such proceedings. Mr. Schiersing further accepts select appointments as mediator in commercial disputes where his command of international legal principles and understanding of different legal cultures can be of service to the parties. Having a background as a transaction (M&A), corporate & commercial lawyer, including substantial experience in drafting a variety of international commercial contracts, Mr. Schiersing is often involved as arbitrator in disputes related to international commercial contracts in the areas of not least company law, energy and offshore, construction and infrastructure, technology, distribution and agency, reinsurance and insurance as well as other long term contracts, maritime contracts and international sales contracts. Mr. Schiersing has served/is currently serving as arbitrator, often presiding arbitrator/chairman, as well as emergency arbitrator under the rules of e.g. the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI), the Danish Institute of Arbitration (DIA). Also, he is sitting arbitrator in various ad hoc arbitrations including under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and he is one of the leading Scandinavian authorities on the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He furthermore has experience in acting as umpire or as arbitrator in arbitral tribunals with an umpire structure.
 
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