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RA Prof. Dr. Christian Borris, LL.M.

Borris Hennecke Kneisel PartmbB Rechtsanwälte
Im Zollhafen 6
50678 Köln

Fon+49 (0) 221 716 13 000
Fax+49 (0) 221 716 13 009
German, Bottrop 1956

Present Position
Partner, Borris Hennecke Kneisel PartmbB

Training / Professional Experience
1982 First State Exam (Faculty of Law), University of Cologne; 1983 LL.M., University of Miami, School of Law, USA; 1986 Dr. jur, University of Cologne; 1986 Second State Exam, Northrhine-Westphalia; 1987-1989 Legal Assistant to the President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague/Netherlands; 1989 Admission to the Bar in Germany; since 1989 with Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund; since 2000: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; since 2014 Founding Partner Borris Hennecke Kneisel PartmbB

Areas of specialisation
National and international arbitration/commercial litigation/mediation. Particular expertise in the areas of post M&A disputes, joint ventures, company law, investment arbitration, energy, information technology, EPC contracts, consortium agreements, (re-)insurance, distribution, cross border sales transactions, license agreements

Arbitral experience
Counsel in over 90 arbitrations; arbitrator in over 40 arbitrations

Membership in professional associations
DIS, ICCA, ASA, Dispute Resolution Forum Düsseldorf/Köln (founding member) (inter alia)

New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards - Commentary - edited by Reinmar Wolff, C. H. Beck Hart No-mos (2012), [commentary on Article V (together with Rudolf Hennecke)]; Arbitrability of Corporate Law Disputes in Germany, in: International Arbitration Law Review, Journal 5, 2012, p. 161 ff.; Das Kriterium der Einhaltung von Vorschriften nationalen Rechts in ICSID-Schiedsverfahren – Anmerkungen zum Schiedsspruch in der Sache Fraport v. Philippines [Compliance with Provisions of Domestic Law in ICSID-Arbitrations – Note on the Arbitral Award in Fraport vs. Phillipines] (together with Rudolf Hennecke), SchiedsVZ 2008, S. 49 ff.; Streiterledigung bei (MAC-)Klauseln in Unternehmenskaufverträgen: ein Fall für "Fast-Track"-Schiedsverfahren [Dispute Resolution relating to (MAC-) Clauses in M&A transactions: a case for „Fast-Track“-Arbitration], BB 2008, S.294 ff.

Language Skills
German, English, French

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