Christian Hausmann is a dual national (German & French), a law graduate of the University of Strasburg and of New York University, School of Law, and a Fulbright Fellow. He received a MCJ Master of NY University. He studied also at Tulane University (New-Orleans).
Since 1972, he practised as “Conseil juridique” with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York, Brussels and Paris). In 1979, he joined Banque Rothschild as a Vice President and after that moved to Michelin Clermont-Ferrand. In 1983, he was seconded to Michelin Tyre Inc. for three years, based in New York, as General Counsel North America.
He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1987 and since then, in addition to his work as a neutral, he has been involved in corporate finance and international dispute resolution, specializing in industrial and construction transactions and disputes, with abroad experience in arbitration and ADR. He quickly dedicated to alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation, conflict avoidance and deal mediation.
In 1995, he founded Hausmann & Associés, a French law firm, with two other founding partners. The Paris office of Squire Patton Boggs is a offspring of Hausmann & Associés.
He was trained as a mediator by the CMAP in 2004 and has over ten years of practice in neutral. He acts mainly in cross-border and international disputes. He acquired a large foreign cultural knowledge during long stays abroad. He is certified as a IFCM (Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs) mediator and he is a member of the Académie de la Médiation. He is qualified and listed as a mediator with the French National Committee of the ICC, CMAP and various international mediation centres. Over the last 20 years, he has conducted more than 50 international arbitrations and mediations.
He taught as associated Professor at the University of Strasburg and thereafter at Cergy-Pontoise University (1986-1996). He is a member of various trade associations and institutions (FEEF, ASA, CMAP, IAI, DIS, AFA, CIETAC, ANM, HK Chamber of Commerce).
He is the co-author of a handbook on representations and warranties in corporate finance (“Les Garanties de passif”, 4th edition, 2012 by EFE) and the author of numerous contributions in law reviews (Journal des Sociétés, Gazette du Palais, JCPE, Capital Finance, Revue de l’Entreprise, Droit et Patrimoine, …).
Currently, he is of-counsel with Squire Patton Boggs.
Languages: German, English and French