Pierre R. Heitzmann
Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, Floor 33
P.O. Box 506662
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jones Day, Paris (since 2004) and Dubai (since 2013); Latham & Watkins (2001-2003); Stibbe Simont Monahan & Duhot (1997-2001); White & Case, New York (1996-1997).
ICC Institute of World Business Law, International Bar Association, International Arbitration Institute, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), French Arbitration Committee (CFA).
DIFC-LCIA, JCAA, DIAC, VIAC, KLRCA.
Experience as arbitrator and counsel in many international arbitration proceedings including but not limited to ICC, DIAC, SCC, and UNCITRAL proceedings involving construction contracts, joint venture agreements, license agreements, sale and purchase agreements, energy supply agreements, distribution and agency agreements in the fields of (inter alia) oil and gas, engineering, construction, chemicals, luxury goods, environment, waste management, pharmaceutical products, and military weapons. Mr. Heitzmann recently acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in several DIAC arbitrations and in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration in Dubai arising out of sale and purchase agreements and a distribution agreement.
Numerous publications in international arbitration law reviews and contributions to books on international arbitration including: Bühler, Michael W. & Heitzmann, Pierre R. ‘The 2017 ICC Expedited Rules: From Softball to Hardball?’. Journal of International Arbitration 34, no. 2 (2017): 121–148. Commentary, Contrats publics et arbitrage international, in Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2013-2 at pp. 23-28; the 2011 French Arbitration Reforms In Comparative Perspective, Mealey's™, International Arbitration Report, Vol. 26, #4, April 2011; Arbitration and Criminal Liability for Competition Law Infractions in Europe, Chapter 31 in EC and US Antitrust Arbitration, eds., Kluwer/Aspen, 2010; The International Chamber of Commerce, published in Institutional Arbitration, Tasks and Powers of Different Arbitration Institutions, Schultess (2009); Confidentiality and Privileges in Cross-Border Legal Practice: The Need for a Global Standard? Bull. ASA 2008, pp. 206-241; SNF V CYTEC Industrie: National Courts Within The EC Apply Different Standards to Review International Awards Allegedly Contrary to Article 81 EC, Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2007:2; The Contrat de Partenariat: A New Form of French Public Private Partnership, 23 Int’l Constr. L. Rev. 20 (2006); A welcome and surprising decision: French Administrative Supreme Court acknowledges the adequacy of arbitration to adjudicate disputes arising out of a new kind of Public Private Partnership, 20 Mealey’s Int’l Arb. Rep. 55 (Oct. 2005); L’arrêt “Group Josi” de la CJCE: la clarification des règles de compétence juridictionnelle et la confirmation de la spécificité de la réassurance, RGDA 2002, p. 937.