Karl Hennessee

Mr Hennessee is SVP Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus, where he leads the Group’s global activities in these areas.  He also serves as Chairman of the Governing Body of the ICC Court of International Arbitration and as member of the Global Finance Committee. In a three year hiatus from Airbus, Mr. Hennessee was VP Public Law & Technology of Halliburton (2013-2016).  He gives guest lectures in law and public policy at Oxford, Cambridge, Paris Assas, Sciences Po, and Toulouse Business School.  Mr Hennessee has previously practiced law in Germany and in the United States on behalf of institutions including the German Government and private law firms. Educated at the University of Göttingen, Germany, the London School of Economics and SMU Law School, he holds degrees in history, economics/econometrics, and law.  He is a trustee of Houston Grand Opera, a cancer survivor-mentor, Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Hennessee is the winner of the ILO Award for Litigation “Individual of the Year” for 2009 and the 2018 winner of the Golden Quill award from the Business and Legal Forum for published article of the year. He has published over 100 articles on various legal subjects and is a frequent speaker on law, technology and public policy.