International Dispute Resolution

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.

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.

Leading arbitration practitioners in 2023 Who's Who Legal

All HANEFELD partners and counsel have again been recognized as leading arbitration practitioners in the various 2023 Who's Who Legal arbitration rankings.  

Remarkable distinctions of this year's edition include Inka Hanefeld’s recognition as a #GlobalEliteThoughtLeader, Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld's recognition as one of the #MostHighlyRegarded EMEA Partners (Future Leaders), as well as Maria Hauser-Morel's recognition as #GlobalEliteThoughtLeader - Under 45.  

A sincere thank you to our clients and colleagues for their recommendations and continued trust. And a warm congratulations to all of our peers around the world for their well-deserved recognitions.  

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Best arbitration practices and top lawyers

We are proud to share that WirtschaftsWoche included HANEFELD in its 2022 list of the best arbitration practices in Germany based on the result of a peer-review.  

HANEFELD Partners Inka Hanefeld and Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) are also acknowledged as “Top Lawyers” for 2022.  

Many thanks to our peers and the jury members for this recognition and, above all, to our clients for their continued trust.  

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Reappointment to the Arbitrator Committee of the THAC Thailand Arbitration Center

HANEFELD is proud to share that Partner Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld has been reappointed to the Arbitrator Committee of the THAC Thailand Arbitration Center for three years as of 11 November 2022.   The Arbitrator Committee, which comprises a group of distinct arbitration experts, is the organ deciding on challenges of arbitrators under the THAC Rules of Arbitration.  

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HANEFELD‘s Hamburg-based Managing Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt have published a German language essay on the role that arbitration can play for blockchains and smart contracts in the most recent edition of the ICC Germany-Magazin.  

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Next Litigation Stammtisch - Weihnachtsmarkt Edition

Join us for the next Litigation Stammtisch - Weihnachtsmarkt Edition!

Thursday, 15 December 2022, from 19:00 CET onwards

Weihnachtsmarkt am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg

What better way to wrap up the year and add to the festive holiday spirit than to spend a nice evening with your colleagues at a German Christmas market? HANEFELD cordially invites our litigation colleagues to join Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Inga M. Witte, LL.M. for your favorite hot beverage.  

We look forward to seeing many of you (again) soon!

Jörn & Inga  

P.S.: For planning purposes, we would be grateful if interested participants could register by 12 December 2022 (E: