February 20, 2014 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling partner Nils Eliasson appointed to HKIAC Council

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has recently announced the appointment of Mannheimer Swartling partner Nils Eliasson to its Council membership. The appointment, made by HKIAC in connection with key changes to its organizational structure, is part of an effort to add a new generation of dispute resolution practitioners to the HKIAC Council and an increased focus on addressing the users’ needs and gaining direct input from in-house counsel. The HKIAC Council is the overall governing body of the HKIAC.

Based in Hong Kong, Nils Eliasson heads Mannheimer Swartling’s Dispute Resolution practice in Asia and specializes in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Nils primarily acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as in arbitrations in Europe involving parties from the Asia-Pacific. He also sits as an arbitrator. Nils holds a PhD in Law from the University of Lund and has written many articles on international arbitration and investment arbitration. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on international arbitration and international investment law at international arbitration conferences and universities in Hong Kong and Sweden.

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) was established in 1985 and is the foremost venue for alternative dispute resolution in Asia and the preferred seat for complex disputes involving parties from across the globe, including the United States and China. HKIAC’s caseload continues to reflect the strength and growth of dispute resolution in Asia.