Mr. Karl Hennessee

Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, GCL - Central Legal Affairs
Airbus S.A.S

​KARL HENNESSEE is Vice-President and Head of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS in Toulouse, France and, with his team, handles all Airbus's litigation/contentious and legal regulatory matters.  He also leads the EADS Group's Centre of Competence for Litigation and lectures at the Toulouse Business School in law and economics.  Karl has previously practiced law in Germany and in the United States on behalf of institutions including for the German government's Federal Cartel Office, DaimlerChrysler, White & Case, Feddersen and Vinson & Elkins. Educated at the University of Göttingen, Germany, the London School of Economics and SMU Law School, he holds degrees in history, economics and law (with a specialty in aviation).  He is Vice-Chair of the ABA Aviation Litigation Section and a member of the Leadership of the ABA Antitrust Section as well as a Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Member of the Atlantic Council and Phi Beta Kappa. Karl was short-listed for the 2008 ILO Individual Litigation Award and was selected as the winner of the ILO Award for Litigation "Individual of the Year" for 2009.  Karl has published over forty articles on various legal subjects and is currently a doctoral candidate in international comparative law at the Humboldt University (Berlin).