Jan Heiner Nedden, M.M.


Before joining Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Jan Heiner Nedden, M.M. worked for seven years as counsel in charge of case management of over a thousand arbitrations at the secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.

Heiner primarily acts as arbitrator and as counsel in national and international arbitration proceedings. His track record as an arbitrator includes more than 40 proceedings conducted according to the arbitration rules of the ICC, DIS, VIAC, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), as well as ad hoc proceedings. His expertise has been recognized in international rankings. As counsel, he advises on general and specific issues of arbitration law and strategy and represents clients in proceedings for the enforcement of arbitral awards. He additionally acts as an appointed expert on German law in proceedings before foreign courts. Heiner is co-editor of the article-by-article Practice Commentary ICC-SchO/DIS-SchO. He is a trained mediator and teaches domestic and international arbitration law at the University of Hamburg, the Summer Academy on International Dispute Resolution at the University of Heidelberg and the Swiss Arbitration Academy in Zurich/Geneva. He speaks German, English and French.

As Arbitrator
Sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman in arbitral proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Danish Institute of Arbitration (Voldgiftsinstituttet), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Hamburg Commodity Association and in ad hoc proceedings: 25 as Co-Arbitrator, 14 as Chairman, 7 as Sole Arbitrator

Arbitration in general

  • Case management of approximately 1000 ICC arbitration proceedings and scrutiny of approximately 500 ICC awards. Has dealt with almost all possible procedural constellations and situations, many different subject matters and jurisdictions as well as a range of industrial sectors
  • Consultant with the International Centre for Expertise of the ICC for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Expert Determination proceedings under the New gTLD Dispute Resolution Procedure/ICC Expertise Rules
  • Appointed to the WIPO List of Arbitrators
  • Appointed to the KLRCA Panel of Arbitrators, the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel as well as the Panel of Mediators
  • Appointed to the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC)

As Counsel in arbitral proceedings

  • Representation of German and foreign companies in arbitral proceedings
  • Legal expertise on arbitration

As Counsel in state court proceedings

  • Legal expert on German law
  • Representation of German and foreign companies in enforcement proceedings
  • Co-counsel and second-opinion arrangements with domestic and international law firms
  • Arbitrator and Counsel, in particular in the following sectors: International trade, industrial plant and machine building, post M&A, infrastructure and transport
  • International contract and sales law, commercial law, law of international civil procedure
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Since 2011
    Attorney with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
  • 2006 - 2011
    Counsel with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • 2004 - 2006
    Deputy Counsel with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • 2003 - 2005
    Master of Mediation (M.M.), specialization in commercial and business mediation and mediation in the public sector, Fern-Universität Hagen
  • 2004
    Consultant with the EU Liaison Office of Bayer AG, Brussels
  • 2002 - 2004
    Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Northrhine-Westphalia including work experience with Wenner Attorneys in Paris and the German Federation of Industry (BDI) in Brussels
  • 2001
    Summer Associate with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Berlin
  • 1996 - 1997
    Assistant to Prof. Kirchhof, Chair for Public Law and Tax Law, University of Heidelberg
  • 1995 - 2001
    Studies of law at the universities of Kiel, Heidelberg, Ottawa (Canada) and Freiburg im Breisgau
  • 1994 - 1995
    Studium generale at the Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen
  • Lecturer at the University of Hamburg for domestic and international arbitration (2014)
  • Lecturer at the Swiss Arbitration Academy Zürich (since 2009)
  • Lecturer at the Summer Academy on International Dispute Resolution of the university of Heidelberg (since 2006)
  • Viennese Waltz or Wrestling - How Arbitral Tribunals deliberate and take decisions
    DIS40 Rhein/Ruhr, Düsseldorf (2015)
  • Arbitral awards: A quality test, Seminar Europa Institut
    University of Zurich (2015)
  • Deliberations of the Arbitral Tribunal
    DIS Spring Conference, Dresden (2015)
  • How to make your first arbitration not your last
    YAC seminar, Copenhagen (2014)
  • ICC Arbitration: From the Request for Arbitration to the Final Award
    ICC IWIS Seminar, Stuttgart (2014)
  • Commencing and Conducting Arbitration: Views from France, Germany, the US and the UK
    C5's Forum on Transatlantic Litigation, Amsterdam (2014)
  • Choice of the place of arbitration: London, Paris, Geneva or others?
    YAC Conference, Copenhagen (2014)
  • E-discovery - practical experiences from an arbitrator's point of view
    ICC YAF Panel, Düsseldorf (2014)
  • The New UNCITRAL Transparency Rules: How the concept of transparency differs in investment and commercial arbitration
    New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration
    Neuchâtel (2013)
  • Arbitration clauses in contracts: pitfalls and best practices
    1st Northern German Arbitration Day, Hamburg (2013)
  • Change of perspectives - From the arbitral institution to private practice
    DIS40 Panel Discussion, Frankfurt (2012)
  • The decision making process and deliberations among arbitrators
    Hamburg Arbitration Circle, Hamburg (2012)
  • Introduction to alternative, in particular arbitral resolution mechanisms in cross-border disputes
    1. Saar-Anwalt-Tag, Saarbrücken (2012)
  • Main features of the ICC Rules of Arbitration
    ICC IWIS Seminar, Berlin (2012)
  • The big unknown? The new ICC Rules of Arbitration in legal practice
    DAJV expert group's conference, Frankfurt (2012)
  • Do's and Don'ts when acting as an arbitrator
    ICC Denmark seminar, Copenhagen (2012)
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards - The New York Convention
    ICC PIDA Seminar, Vienna (2011)
  • The New ICC Rules of Arbitration
    Danish Association of Arbitration, Copenhagen (2011)
  • How the ICC Court works
    ASA Seminar, Zurich (2011)
  • Factors of success for arbitral seats and arbitrators
    Keynote at the Rechtsstandort Hamburg e.V. conference, Hamburg (2010)
  • Pitfalls in drafting arbitral awards
    ICC Netherlands workshop, The Hague (2010)
  • Saving time and costs in arbitration
    ICC IWIS seminar, Berlin (2010)
  • Pitfalls in drafting Terms of Reference under the ICC Rules of Arbitration
    ICC Netherlands study visit, Paris (2009)
  • Ensuring cost and time efficient conduct of arbitral proceedings
    DAJV expert group's conference, Frankfurt (2009)
  • The ICC Rules of Arbitration
    DIS fall conference, Dresden (2008)
  • Conduct of an arbitration under the ICC Rules
    YAAP conference, Vienna (2008)
  • Challenges of Arbitrators - An ICC Perspective
    IBA annual conference, London (2007)
  • Scrutiny of arbitral awards under the ICC Rules of Arbitration
    ICC Denmark seminar, Copenhagen (2007)
  • Chapter 10: Germany
    in: Jørgensen (ed.): Finding, Freezing and Attaching Assets, March 2016 (together with Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld)
  • The Arbitral Tribunal's Deliberations - potential conflicts and ways to avoid them
    SchiedsVZ 2015, p. 169 et seq. (together with Johanna Büstgens)
  • Schiedsgerichte in Deutschland und Westeuropa
    in: Paschke, Graf, Olbrisch (eds.), Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts, September 2014
  • Praxiskommentar ICC-SchO/DIS-SchO
    Co-Editor, December 2013 (together with Axel Benjamin Herzberg)
  • The New UNCITRAL Transparency Rules: How the Trend towards Transparency differs in Investment and Commercial Arbitration
    in: Müller, Rigozzi (eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2013, November 2013 (together with Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld)
  • Use of Technology by a Major International Arbitration Organization - ICC
    in: Horacio A. Grigera Naón and Paul E. Mason (eds.), International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives, (Release 2, 2011) (together with Laurence Marquis)
  • Correction and interpretation of arbitral awards and additional awards
    in: Tercier (ed.), Post Award Issues, ASA Special Series No. 38, (December 2011) (together with Maria Hauser-Morel)
  • Work in Good Progress at the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat
    Arbitration News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 15 No. 2, September 2010
  • "Jan Heiner Nedden […] is 'extremely well prepared and appreciative in his work, and he really discusses and takes the arbitrator role seriously'."
    Who’s Who Legal
  • "Jan Heiner Nedden [is valued for] his very 'thoughtful, efficient conduct of the proceedings'."
    The Legal 500
  • "Jan Heiner Nedden disposes of a 'brilliant expertise due to his longtime ICC-experience'."
    The Legal 500
  • "Jan Heiner Nedden was an outstanding [ICC] counsel and a pleasure to work with. He combines strong legal skills with an extraordinary ability to get things done reliably and efficiently. His meticulous approach to award scrutiny could make senior arbitrators tremble."
    Global Arbitration Review
  • "Jan Heiner Nedden [is] professionally excellent and experienced in arbitration."; "[is] extremely experienced despite his relatively young age."; "[has] outstanding practical experience."; "Jan Heiner Nedden has a vast experience in ICC and DIS proceedings."
  • Appointed member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Appointed member of the ICC Commission's Task Force on "The Revision of the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other Ad Hoc Arbitration Proceedings"
  • Appointed member of the International Dispute Resolution Committees of the Danish Institute of Arbitration (Voldgiftsinstituttet)
  • Appointed member of the Consolidation Committee for the revision of the DIS arbitration rules
  • Member of the editorial board of the ICC Germany magazine
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Danish Arbitration Association
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle