Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte


HANEFELD is a leading international dispute resolution boutique with offices in Hamburg and Paris. Our clients benefit from our highly skilled arbitration and litigation teams and our global network of ‘best in class’ dispute resolution experts. Our mission is to strive for justice – ‘Justice Wins’.

Dispute Resolution

We act as counsel and arbitrators in international commercial and investment arbitrations. In addition, we represent our clients in litigation, DAB and other ADR proceedings. In all matters, we provide a clear partner commitment and strive to resolve disputes time- and cost-efficiently.


Our clients are based all over the globe. We work on cases situated in various jurisdictions and subject to a diverse range of laws. We cooperate with ‘best in class’ dispute resolution experts abroad and have the legal, linguistic and inter-cultural skills to successfully resolve complex cross-border disputes.


Clients value our experience and the exceptional quality of our work which has been consistently recognized in national and international rankings.



Our boutique structure allows us to take on matters which other firms are unwilling or unable to take on due to conflicts of interest. It also allows us to team-up, if required, with ‘best in class’ dispute resolution experts around the world.


Our speeches, publications and lectures allow us to always remain up-to-date and to keep our clients abreast of the latest trends, such as the new era of a ‘virtual reality’ in international arbitration.

Our 360° approach

Our clients benefit from our ability to evaluate facts from various perspectives.

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We know what it takes to win our client's case.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association Online Arbitration School 2021

On 13 April 2021, HANEFELD's Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel and Hamburg-based associate Marianna Kychenko will share their experience at the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) Online Arbitration School 2021. They will conduct a session about the competence of the Arbitral Tribunal, ICC Terms of Reference and Procedural Order No. 1. HANEFELD is pleased to be a part of this program, which reflects its increased presence in matters pertaining to Central and Eastern Europe. The full program is available here: https://lnkd.in/dTwX8y6

Hamburg International Arbitration Days

Please join us on Monday 22 March 2021 from 13:30 to 14:30 CET for a panel discussion on the topic of “Early resolution of disputes: Preliminary views, early dismissal procedures and beyond” featuring Chong Wan Yee Monica (WongPartnership, Singapore), Simon Gabriel (GABRIEL Arbitration, Zurich), Ulrike Gantenberg (Gantenberg Dispute Experts, Dusseldorf) and Andrey Panov (Allen & Overy, Moscow). The discussion will be moderated by HANEFELD’s Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Dr. Dirk Wiegandt.

The event, hosted by HANEFELD, is part of the Hamburg International Arbitration Days taking place online from 22 to 24 March 2021 (for more information visit https://lnkd.in/emBiz3G and https://lnkd.in/eQY6c3B). To register, please send an email to sekretariat@hanefeld-legal.com by 19 March 2021.

Maria Hauser-Morel speaks at ICC event "Prague Arbitration Day"

On 18 March 2021, HANEFELD's Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel will speak at the ICC event "Prague Arbitration Day: How to effectively manage arbitration: modern and innovative approaches to case management". Maria and her co-panelists, Vít Horáček, Rostislav Pekař and Dušan Sedláček, will discuss practical issues arising in commercial arbitration involving public entities. For further information and registration details for the event, which commences at 10 am CET, please see: https://2go.iccwbo.org/icc-prague-arbitration-day-2021-managing-arbitration-effectively.html

We are pleased to welcome three new associates to HANEFELD’s Paris and Hamburg offices in 2021!

Charlotte Matthews, who has joined HANEFELD’s Paris office in January, is a French qualified lawyer and a former student of University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Humboldt University in Berlin and King’s College London. Her practice focuses on investor-State disputes and commercial arbitration. She is both a French and American national and is proficient in English, French and German.

Inga M. Witte, LL.M. and Marianna Kychenko have joined HANEFELD’s Hamburg office in February and March respectively. Inga joins the firm again after having completed her legal training with HANEFELD, as well as with the European Commission and the German Federal Constitutional Court. She specializes in international commercial arbitration as well as in trade and investment disputes. She speaks German, English and Spanish. Marianna, who has joined us from an international law firm, specializes in international commercial arbitration and proceedings before German courts. She handles disputes in German, English and Russian.

We are delighted to have them on board!

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. (Cambridge) promoted to senior associate

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. (Cambridge) has been promoted to senior associate effective 1 December 2020. After having worked at a major international law firm in the field of antitrust litigation, he joined HANEFELD in 2018. Since then, Dirk has acted as counsel, arbitrator and secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and state court proceedings with a particular focus on complex post-M&A disputes and antitrust litigation.