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Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Avv. Albert Henke –

Hi! I am Aggregate Professor at Università degli Studi in Milan, where I teach European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective (Jean Monnet Module) [since 2015], International Commercial Arbitration and Legal Advocacy [since 2012] and International Investment Law, Dispute Settlement and Human Rights [since 2011]. I am Research Fellow and Lecturer of Civil Procedure at the same University [since 2007].

My main areas of interest are domestic, European and international civil procedure, international commercial and investment arbitration, private international law, on which topics I have published extensively, both in Italian and in English.

I have taken part to many European and international scientific research projects and lectured in many Universities abroad (including Columbia Law School, New York).

I have been National Reporter for Italy (along with Prof. Remo Caponi, Florence University) for the EU Evaluation Study on the Impact of National Procedural Laws and Practices on the free circulation of judgements and on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU law, launched by the EU Commission and coordinated by the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg; and Rapporteur on the topic Rethinking the Role of the Courts in the Arbitral Process and Interim Measures at the first ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, PCA, UNCITRAL Joint Conference held in Mauritius in 2010.

I have been Associate Legal Expert at the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (2005-2006), working for the working groups on international commercial arbitration and insolvency law.

I am member of the editorial board of Rivista di Diritto Processuale; Int’l Lis – Rivista di Diritto Processuale Internazionale e Arbitrato Internazionale; Diritto del Commercio Internazionale. I was member of the Global Advisory Board of the International Centre of Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – 2012 – 2016 – and I am currently member of the Special Interest Group on Dispute Resolution of the European Law Institute (Vienna). I am co-coordinator of the International Arbitration Group for ASLA (the Association of Italian Law Firms).
I am a qualified Italian lawyer and since 2010 Consultant of Clifford Chance Law Firm in Milan in the field of domestic and international dispute resolution, being involved as counsel in several domestic and international arbitration proceedings under different arbitration rules (ICC, CAM, LCIA).

Since 2008 I have been the coach and supervisor of the team of Università degli Studi, Milan which annually takes part to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.
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