Heiko Ziehms has particular experience in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, M&A, joint venture, infrastructure, and insolvency-related matters. He lives in London and divides his time between London and the FTI Consulting office in Frankfurt.
Heiko focuses on expert work in commercial disputes. His expertise includes matters related to M&A, joint ventures, breach of warranty, and insolvency. He has worked on matters in ICC, DIS, LCIA, ICSID, Swiss Rules, SIAC arbitration forums, ad hoc arbitrations and the courts. He has worked on some of the most complex corporate disputes in Europe, with values of up to several billion euros. Heiko is experienced in giving oral expert testimony. He has worked across a broad range of industries, including aerospace and defence, automotive, chemicals, manufacturing, casting, construction, energy, financial services, infrastructure, retail, services, technology, and telecommunications.
Heiko was recognised among the world’s foremost expert witnesses in the 10th edition of Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal among the most recognised expert witnesses in international arbitration and leading litigation and quantum consultants.
Heiko holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree in business (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Bamberg, Germany. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and qualified and previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant. He has published numerous articles on financial aspects of commercial disputes, forensic accounting and valuation matters, many of them on M&A-related matters.
Heiko is sole author of the recent book M&A Disputes and Completion Mechanisms (Wolters Kluwer, December 2018).
Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)
Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Dipl.-Kfm., Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
M.B.A., University of California at Berkeley
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