Heiko Ziehms

Heiko Ziehms

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
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Heiko Ziehms has particular experience in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, M&A, joint venture, infrastructure and insolvencyrelated matters. He 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 MBA 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 author of the books M&A Disputes and Completion Mechanisms (Wolters Kluwer, December 2018) and M&A Disputes: How they happen, how to resolve them, how to avoid them (Wolters Kluwer, forthcoming October 2023).

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