Prof. Dr. Frank Emmert, LL.M., FCIArb


Counsel, Arbitrator – International, Mediator


Commercial / Business, Investment, Technology

Languages Spoken

English, German









Organization/Company Name

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


(317) 292-9738

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Prof. Dr. iur. Frank Emmert, LL.M., FCIArb
Professor of International, Comparative and European Union Law  -  Consultant & Arbitrator

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225, USA
tel. (off.) (317) 278 9661, fax (off.) (317) 278 3326 - -

Commercial Law and Arbitration Experience

  • 30+ years of professional experience in international business and trade law, int\\\\\\\'l investment law, European Union law
  • 18 years as tenured Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the McKinney School
  • law degrees from Germany, the U.S., and the Netherlands (continental European & US common law)
  • more than 150 publications and presentations publicly available on ResearchGate
  • specific consulting experience in international business law, competition law, customs & trade law, int\\\\\\\'l investment law, int\\\\\\\'l shipping and insurance law, trade finance, Sharia compliant financing, intellectual property protection, as well as international commercial
    litigation and arbitration
  • specific experience as mediator & arbitrator in a number of cases involving international business transactions, shipping and insurance, including online arbitration
  • specific experience with the application of substantive legal systems: UCC, CISG, CFR, Unidroit Principles of Int’l Commercial Contracts, Swiss and German law, English law, French law, EU law
  • specific experience with UCP 600, ISP98, URDG 758, UCC Articles 4A and 5
  • specific experience with Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg Rules, Rotterdam Rules, COGSA, as well as Institute Cargo Clauses
  • industry specific experience in aerospace, automotive, construction, finance, food & feed, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, retail & distribution, robotics, tourism, transportation, turn-key plant development
  • arbitration experience under UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules, London Rules, VIAC Rules, Swiss Rules, AAA Rules, IBA Rules and Guidelines


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow), Member of the Executive Committee of the NAB 2018-19
American Bar Association (ABA), Sections on International Law and Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (Academic Member)
Indiana State Bar Association (Academic Member)
Indianapolis Bar Association (Academic Member)
Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors at Indiana University
American Society of Comparative Law
Co-Founder and Co-President of the Council on International Law and Politics, Indianapolis


Professional level: German, English
Conversational level: French


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis
Arbitration and Mediation: Frank Emmert Counsel and Arbitrator; The International Smart Mediation and Arbitration Institute SmartArb
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