Pierre Heitzmann

Pierre Heitzmann's main areas of practice are international arbitration and complex commercial litigation related to, inter alia, investment disputes, licence agreements, construction and engineering projects, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and share and purchase agreements. Pierre has represented private companies, sovereigns, and state-owned entities in international disputes.

Pierre acts both as arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration proceedings, including but not limited to investment treaty and commercial arbitration proceedings under the ICC, ICSID, DIAC, SCC, DIFC-LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules. He regularly appears before French courts in arbitration-related matters. He is also registered with the DIFC Courts. Pierre's recent representations include advising an investor following an administrative decision effectively expropriating an investment in Irak, serving as sole arbitrator in several international arbitrations; leading an ICC arbitration in Tokyo under Korean law in a joint-venture dispute; obtaining a settlement for a Saudi client in a post-acquisition dispute; obtaining and enforcing an ICC arbitration award in Morocco following the wrongful termination of a construction project; leading an ICC arbitration in Doha on a major insulation project of a LNG and gas plant under Qatar law; and representing a pharmaceutical company in several infringement proceedings and in several administrative law proceedings challenging the validity of administrative decisions. [1]