Niels Schiersing

Advocate (Denmark) & Solicitor (England & Wales)
FCIArb and C.Arb
Boulevard Plaza
Tower 2, Level 23, Emaar Square
Downtown Dubai
+971 50 526 9745
Member type: Arbitrator
Expertise: Niels Schiersing (born 1960) is dual qualified and admitted to practice both as an advocate in Denmark and as a solicitor of England & Wales, giving him profound and in-depth knowledge of civil law and common law principles alike. Mr Schiersing mostly divides his time between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with offices in London, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai. Mr Schiersing has been appointed as arbitrator, often sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator/chairman, as well as emergency arbitrator by e.g. the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (including under the LCIA India Rules), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (DIFC-LCIA), the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA), the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI), The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (Sakig/PCC) and the Danish Institute of Arbitration (DIA). Also, he is sitting arbitrator in various ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He furthermore has experience in acting as umpire or as arbitrator in arbitral tribunals with an umpire structure. Mr Schiersing 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. Niels Schiersing serves as arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, e.g. in disputes relating to:  construction and engineering (onshore, offshore and shipbuilding)  energy and resources (e.g. related to oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and mining) 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. Mr Schiersing does not act as counsel or provide expert opinions. Mr Schiersing has been instructed as counsel or appointed as arbitrator in matters involving the substantive and curial laws of e.g. England & Wales, United States (New York, Delaware and California), Singapore, China (PRC), Hong Kong SAR, Korea, India, Indonesia, Dubai/United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Qatar, Egypt, Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Russian Federation, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus & British Virgin Islands. He has sat as arbitrator in approx. 100 arbitrations.
Languages: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German