John Beechey CBE

Arbitrator, BeecheyArbitration, Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Joe Tirado

Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR, Garrigues UK LLP, UK

Emilia Lundberg

Advokatfirman Lundberg & Gleiss KB, Sweden

Alexander G. Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, France

Marieke van Hooijdonk

Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, Netherlands

José Rosell

International Arbitrator, Denmark

Kathleen Paisley

Ambos NBGO, Belgium

Daniel Hochstrasser

Partner, Bär & Karrer Ltd., Switzerland

Urs Weber-Stecher

Partner, Wenger Vieli AG, Switzerland

Maria Varsellona

Chief Legal Officer, Nokia Corporation; President of Nokia Legal Technologies, Finland/Italy

James South

Managing Director, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK

Ralf Lindbäck

Vice President, Legal Affairs, Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland

Marko Hentunen

Partner, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd; Vice-Chair of the Board, the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland

Heidi Merikalla-Teir

Secretary General, The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI), Finland

Heidi Merikalla-Teir (LL.M, Trained on the Bench, MBA) is a Director at the Finland Chamber of Commerce heading its Dispute Resolution Services. She is also the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI). Besides her main job, she serves as mediator and arbitrator in domestic and international cases that are not governed by the Arbitration Rules, the Rules for Expedited Arbitration or the Mediation Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

Heidi has extensive and versatile experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration, litigation and mediation. She is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Previously, Heidi worked for more than 12 years as attorney and Specialist Partner at one of the largest Finnish law firms where she specialized in commercial dispute resolution. She has represented parties in national and international commercial arbitrations under various arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She has also served as arbitrator and mediator.

Heidi regularly lectures and speaks at conferences especially on arbitration and mediation. She is an Approved Board Member.

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