Borris, Christian

RA Prof. Dr. LL.M.

Borris Hennecke Kneisel PartmbB Rechtsanwälte

Current activity

Partner, Borris Hennecke Kneisel PartmbB

Professional focus

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  • 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

Areas of law

My career

  • 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

Arbitration experience

Counsel in over 90 arbitrations; arbitrator in over 40 arbitrations


  • 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.


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  • German
  • English
  • French


  • DIS
  • ICCA
  • ASA
  • Dispute Resolution Forum Düsseldorf/Köln (founding member) (inter alia)

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