Prof. Albert Henke, Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy
Professor Henke is Jean Monnet Professor of Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe and Aggregate Professor of Transnational Commercial Litigation, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Module Moot Court at Università degli Studi, Milan (Italy). At the same University, he is also Research Fellow and Lecturer (“Ricercatore”) of Civil Procedure.
His main areas of scientific interests are domestic, comparative, European and international civil procedure, multilevel judicial interaction and conflicts, domestic, international commercial and investment arbitration, private international law and legal advocacy, in respect of which he has authored more than 50 publications, in Italian and in English.
He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Centre of Research on European and Transnational Dispute Settlement; founder and scientific coordinator of EUCP, a webplatform on European Civil Procedure; scientific coordinator of the Milan Investment Arbitration Week; founder and scientific coordinator of the Summer School on International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (Gargnano, BS, Italy – 2011). He is the Senior Coach and Supervisor of the Statale teams annualy taking part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (Frankfurt) and the PAX Moot (Science Po, Paris).
He has won two EU-funded Jean Monnet Modules (on “European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective” – 2015-2018 and on “Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe” – 2020-2023). He has delivered speeches at conferences, seminars, workshops, Ph.D and Master Programs in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA (among which Columbia Law School, New York). In June-July 2018 he has been Visiting Professor at the Kuwait International Law School (Kuwait City).
Member of the Teaching Committee of several Specialization Courses and Summer Schools, he is member of the Editorial Board of Rivista di Diritto Processuale; Diritto del Commercio Internazionale; Il Diritto degli Affari; Int’l Lis.
In 2016-2018 he has been National Reporter for Italy (along with Prof. Remo Caponi, Florence University) for an EU Evaluation Study commissioned by the European Commission of the European Union and coordinated by the Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg on the topic: “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”. In 2010 he has been Rapporteur for the Research Study on the topic: “Rethinking the Role of the Courts in the Arbitral Process and Interim Measures”, presented at the First Joint Conference of the ICC (Paris), LCIA (London), ICSID (Washington), AAA (New York), PCA (the Hague), UNCITRAL (Vienna) – Mauritius.
Prof. Henke is member of E.L.A.N. (the European Legal Authors Network) and of the Associazione Italiana fra gli Studiosi del Processo Civile, as well as member of the Scientific Committee of the Arbitration & Mediation Chamber of the Milan Engineers Association. In 2014-2019 he has been Co-coordinator of the ASLA Working Group on International Commercial Arbitration and in 2013-2017 member of the Global Advisory Board of the Int’l Centre for Dispute Resolution – Young & International.
From 1 January 2005 till 31 December 2006 he has been Associate Legal Expert at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna (Austria).
Admitted to the Bar in 2005, from 2010 till 2018 he has been Consultant for the Dispute Resolution Department at Clifford Chance Law Firm (Milan office), being involved as as counsel and secretary of the tribunal in more than 20 domestic and international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, under the auspices of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan; the ICC International Court of Arbitration; the London Court of International Arbitration.
In 2017-2018, he has been member of the Bar Exam Commission (Bar Council of Milan).