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Areas of Expertise:

 

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Contracts
  • International Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Law of the European Union

Christoph Henkel

 

Associate Professor of Law

 

 

Education:

 

  • S.J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1999
  • LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1995
  • Assessor iuris (2nd German State Exam in Law), 1994
  • J.D. equivalent (1st German State Exam in Law), Justus-Liebig- University Giessen School of Law, 1991
 
 
 

Courses Taught:

 

  • Contracts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Secured Transactions
  • Banking Law
  • Payment Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • e-Commerce
  • International Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Law of the European Union


 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School (2008-2009)
  • Schopf & Weiss LLP (2007-2008)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Indiana School of Law, Indianapolis (2004-2006)
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (2003-2004)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Concordia International University School of Law, Tallinn (Estonia, 2001-2002)
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Fakultät der Rechtswissenschaften, Professur für Öffentliches Recht, Völkerrecht und Europarecht (Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law and Law of the European Union), Professor Dr. Heinhard Steiger, LL.M. (Germany, 1995-1996)
 
 
 

Publications: 

 
 
  • “Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Bail: The Role of Central Counterparties in OTC Derivative Market Reform,” in Handbook For Political Economy and Law__ (Ugo Mattei and John Haskell eds., Edward Elgar Pub.) (forthcoming Summer 2014)
  • “Personal Guarantees Between Commercial Law and Consumers in the United States,” 61 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. __ (forthcoming Fall 2013)
  • “Hydraulic Fracturing in the Europe Union: Leveraging the U.S. Experience in Shale Gas Exploration and Production” 23 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev __ (forthcoming Fall 2013) (with Joanna Glowacki) 
  • Electronic Funds Transfers,” Chapter 19, Commercial Law and Practice Guide, Commercial Law League of America, Lexis/Nexis (forthcoming 2013)
  • “Harmonizing European Union Bank Resolution: Central Clearing of OTC Derivative Contracts Maintaining the Status Quo of Safe Harbors,” 21 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. (forthcoming Spring 2013)
  • The Work Product Doctrine as a Means Towards a Judicially Enforceable Duty of Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration,” 37 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 1060 (2012)
  • Contingent Capital with Sequential Triggers,” 49 San Diego L. Rev. 221 (2012) (with Wulf Kaal)
  • Contingent Capital in European Union Bank Restruturing,” 32 Nw. J. Int'L. L. & Bus. 191, (2012) (lead article) (with Wulf Kaal)
  • Bankruptcy and Commercial Law,” Chapter 33, Commercial Law and Practice Guide, Commercial Law League of America, Lexis/Nexis (2011)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel in the European Union,” The Mississippi Lawyer (Winter 2010/Spring 2011)
  • Secured Transactions: A Step-by-Step Analysis of Article 9,” Chapters 27-32A, Commercial Law and Practice Guide, Commercial Law League of America, Lexis/Nexis (2010)
  • Preparation of Contracts Governed by the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods,” Chapter 35, Commercial Law and Practice Guide, Commercial Law League of America, Lexis/Nexis (2009)
  • The Evaluation of Privacy and Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitrations by the English Court of Appeal in City of Moscow v. Bankers Trust,” 20 Mealey’s International Arbitration Report 20 (2005)
  • The Allocation of Powers in the European Union: A Closer Look at the Principle of Subsidiarity,” 20 Berkeley J. Int’l L. J. 359 (2002) (lead article).
  • Constitutionalism of the European Union: Judicial Legislation and Political Decision-Making by the European Court of Justice,” 19 Wis. Int'l. L. J.153-180 (2001)
  • European Union: History, Legal Developments and Consequences,” Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 300 pp. (1999)
  • Federalism and Accountability: The Mandate Phenomenon and the Spending Power,” Thesis (LL.M.), University of Wisconsin, 110 pp. (1995)
  • The System of American Product Liability Law,” Produkt- und Umwelthaftplicht International - Recht und Versicherung (PHi), 1999, 144-152 and 188-195 (with Manfred Baumbach)
  • BMW v. Gore: A Case Study for International Litigation and the Enforcement of Punitive Damages in Germany,” Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW), 1997, 727 (with Manfred Baumbach)
 
 
 

Presentations and Guest Lectures:

 

  • The Great Lakes Natural Resources Governance, Sixth Annual Environmental & Natural Resource Symposium, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, (Presenter: “Hydraulic Fracturing in the U.S. and Europe: Avoiding International Regulatory Arbitrage”), Indianapolis (March 1, 2013)
  • Central Clearing of OTC Derivatives: Shifting Systemic Risk from Banks to Clearinghouses in the U.S. and Abroad, Faculty Forum, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson (October 24, 2012)
  • The European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Critical Assessment of the Euro and the EMU, The 2012 Annual International Law Symposium of The Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP), A Journal at the University of Iowa College of Law, (Presenter: “The Importance of Harmonizing European Bank Insolvency Regimes to Avoid Future Debt Crisis in the European Union”), Iowa City (February 24, 2012)
  • Anticipating Dissension: When Legal Frameworks, US Commerce and Foreign Markets Intersect. The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (NCILJ) Symposium (Presenter: “Confidentiality in Commercial Arbitration: New International Trends”), Chapel Hill (January 27, 2012)
  • Taking Contingent Capital Seriously – The Prospect of Sequential Triggers in Europe and the United States, AALS Section on Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Section, 2012 AALS Annual Meeting, Washington DC (January 8, 2012)
  • Taking Contingent Capital Seriously – The Prospect of Sequential Triggers in Europe and the United States, AALS Section on Securities Regulation, 2012 AALS Annual Meeting, Washington DC (January 6, 2012)
  • Post-Crisis International Financial Regulation: Fragmentation, Harmonization and Coordination, Suffolk University School of Law, International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG) (Presenter: “The Role of Contingent Capital in Future Bank Restructuring, Reorganization and Capitalization”), Boston (December 2, 2011)
  • Who’s in the House? The Changing Role and Nature of In-House and General Counsel, Wisconsin Law Review Symposium  (Commenter: “In-house Counsel in Transnational Firms and Emerging Economies), Madison (November 18-19, 2011)
  • European Union Bank Resolution and Restructuring: From Bail-Out to Bail-In, The John Marshall Law School, Faculty Works In Progress, Chicago (September 28, 2011)
  • Bank Restructuring as a Systemic Necessity, Symposium: The Sovereign-Debt Crisis of 2010 - Implications for International Business Law, Northwestern University, Chicago (April 1, 2011)
  • Cross-Border Insolvency: Practical Implications of Chapter 15, Nuts & Bolts of Insolvency Presentation, ABA International Secured Transactions and Insolvency Committee, New York (March 29, 2011)
  • The Seventh Young Scholars Conference: "Non-State Actors and International Law," Yale Law School (Commenter: "An Experience Goods Theory of Trademark Value: Explaining Phillip Morris International's Hollow Investment Claim against Uruguay," article by Sam Halabi), New Haven (February 25-26, 2011)
  • The Structure and Dispute Resolution Mechanism of the WTO, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Guest Lecture) (February 9, 2007)
  • Quantitative Import Restrictions and Measures Having Equivalent Effect in the European Union, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Guest Lecture) (February 2, 2007)
  • Class-Action and the Unconscionability Defense in Commercial Arbitration, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (January 25, 2007)
  • Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration, University of South Carolina – School of Law (January 12, 2006)
  • Antidumping Regulations and the Need to Harmonize Competition and Antitrust Laws on an International Level, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Guest Lecture) (October 26, 2005)
  • International Commercial Arbitration: New Developments, Trends and Future Implications, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Faculty Colloquium) (September 29, 2005)
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Colloquium, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, (October 21, 2004)
  • The Merging of Civil and Common Law Against the Background of Supranational and International Legal Developments, International Law Society Estonia, Quarterly Meeting (April 11, 2002)
  • The Impact of European Union Membership on Legal Systems in Eastern Europe, International Law Society Estonia, Quarterly Meeting (January 24, 2002) 
  • Direct Effect and Other Supranational Challenges in the European Union, Duquesne University School of Law (December 14, 2001)

 

 

Law School Activities:

 

  • Director International and Comparative Law Center 
  • Director Summer Program, Berlin, Germany
  • Interim Director LL.M. Program (2010-2011)
  • Coach, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Faculty Advisor, MC Law International Law Society
  • Editor, American Society of Comparative Law
  • Academic Program Committee
  • Faculty Appointments Committee

 

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • American Society of International Law
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Society of International Economic Law

 

 

Bar Admission:

 

  • Michigan