Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte is a boutique law firm specialized in Dispute Resolution with a strong international focus.

Dispute Resolution

Our core competence lies in monitoring, managing, and resolving commercial disputes. We are very familiar with the perspective of parties’ counsel, arbitrators, mediators, as well as those of the arbitral institutions.


Our international experience has proved valuable in cross-border disputes. Our personnel’s professional backgrounds equip them with the specific, linguistic and inter-cultural skills needed to handle cross-border disputes effectively.


The excellent quality of our work has been acknowledged in national and international rankings. Our diverse and comprehensive industry experience and expertise allows us to achieve optimal and efficient solutions in complex litigation for our clients.


Our work is marked by a strong team spirit vis-à-vis the client as well as within the firm along with a clear partner commitment and personal attention.


Our boutique structure allows us to act on behalf of our clients in matters in which other firms are unable or unwilling to act due to conflicts of interest.


Our academic engagement includes publications, lectures, and teaching in the field of dispute resolution at both domestic and foreign universities. Thus, we are always "up to date" and able to keep our clients abreast of the latest developments.


Host at ICC YAF event in Düsseldorf

Dr. Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts hosts a panel on "The impact of the energy revolution in Germany on electricity supply contracts" at an ICC YAF event in Düsseldorf.

Distinction as Top Employer

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte has been given the distinction of the "TOP100 employer 2017" by the career magazine Azur.

Nomination GAR Awards 2016

Dr. Inka Hanefeld is nominated as "best prepared and most responsive arbitrator" at the GAR Awards 2016.

Ranking in GAR100

Global Arbitration Review newly ranked Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte in the GAR100, its annual listing of the world's leading international arbitration practices. GAR recognized Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte for its growing counsel and arbitrator work in complex domestic and international arbitration matters.

Appointment as Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

The World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce appointed Dr. Inka Hanefeld as Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.