Christian M. Theissen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Christian Theissen
 Christian Theissen

Christian M. Theissen

Local Partner, Frankfurt

T +49 69 29994 0

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Based in Frankfurt, Christian is a local partner in the Dispute Resolution group. He assists clients both with international arbitration and litigation proceedings. He specializes in disputes relating to supply contracts, liability issues, and post M&A matters.

Christian's practice is focused on technology-based industries, including the automotive sector, where he also assists clients in contract negotiations in major projects. He is a member and co-founder of White & Case's global "driverless cars" group.

Christian regularly speaks at conferences and client seminars about supply-chain related issues, e.g. recourse in the supply chain or product/contractual liability in relation to "autonomous driving".

He is an active member of White & Case's award-winning International Arbitration Practice, which is ranked No. 1 in the world by Global Arbitration Review 2018 and has been described by Chambers Europe 2017 as the "Leading international arbitration outfit".

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Cologne
  • First State Exam, University of Bonn


  • English
  • German


Speaking Engagements

The German Act on fully automated driving - liability consequences for OEMs and suppliers doing business in Germany. And a potential role model for legislature in the US?, May 17, 2018: Autonomous Driving Summit USA, Novi, MI, USA (with Bijal Vakil)

Best efforts obligations as determined by state courts and arbitration tribunals, March 23, 2018: Annual MAA International Commercial Law & Arbitration Conference, Vienna

Regulatory framework for Autonomous Driving, September 29, 2017: Key note speech at Crédit Agricole's annual CIB Auto Credit Day, Paris (with Markus Burianski)

Autonomous Driving – progress in a legal gray area (Autonomes Fahren – Fortschritt in eine rechtliche Grauzone), June 24, 2014: 12th Annual Conference on Law in Automotive Supply Industry, Stuttgart (with Markus Burianski)