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

Heidi 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.

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 also served as arbitrator and mediator. In addition to dispute resolution, she advised clients in general conflict and legal risk management, and avoidance of disputes, gave strategic advice and advice regarding commercial contracts and liability issues.

In addition to her law degree (LL.M, Trained on the Bench), Heidi has an MBA-degree with finance concentration.

Heidi works in Finnish, English and Swedish.

You may read more about Heidi’s experience in her CV or under the headings Mediator work, Arbitrator work and Board work.