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.

HANEFELD Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Counsel Maria Hauser Morel author contribution on the Correction and Interpretation of Awards and Additional Awards

HANEFELD’s Hamburg-based Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel have recently contributed to Kluwer Arbitration Practice Plus in the newly published chapter on Correction and Interpretation of Awards and Additional Awards.

To access the contribution, visit: https://lnkd.in/ggp9GWA

HANEFELD sponsors the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung’s auction

We are pleased to share that HANEFELD contributed as one out of four sponsors to the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung’s fourth art auction for the benefit of Hamburg’s young art and cultural scene. This year’s auction raised approximately 450,000 euros to support artists, galleries and artistic projects in Hamburg. A total of 65 works - by Stephan Balkenhol, Birgit Brenner, Angela Bulloch, F.C. Gundlach, Anne Imhof, William Kentridge and many others - were sold at the live auction on 15 November 2021 with auctioneer Dr. Katharina zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (Sotheby's) both at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg as well as online via Artsy. The contributing artists and galleries will receive a share of the proceeds and remaining proceeds will be used to support projects by young artists of all disciplines in Hamburg. The pandemic has greatly impacted artists and cultural institutions and we are prouder than ever to support them.

Read more: https://lnkd.in/eRCGXqYn

Engagement with Germany VYAP

HANEFELD is pleased to share that Hamburg based Associate Viktoria Schneider is serving on the Executive Committee of the newly launched Germany VYAP - Germany Very Young Arbitration Practitioners.   Germany VYAP is a new initiative under the umbrella of the Global VYAP Network. Germany VYAP offers a unique space to learn, share, develop and network in Germany’s vast international arbitration scene. It aims to establish a sustainable, diverse and supportive network of young and aspiring arbitration practitioners with up to five years of post-qualification experience, as well as trainee lawyers and law students interested in a career in international arbitration in Germany.   Germany VYAP’s Kick-Off Event "How to Succeed as Junior Arbitration Lawyer" will take place online on 26 October 2021 at 19:00 – with the generous support of ICC YAF. Participants can register for the event by sending an email to germanyvyap@gmail.com.

Founding and Managing Partner Inka Hanefeld will serve as Vice-Chair to the newly founded ICC Court Alumni Group

Open to all former members of the Court, the Group will engage members in support of ICC’s commitment to investing in and innovating ICC’s world-leading arbitral process to provide business and other users with effective alternative #disputeresolution methods to support global commerce. More information on the ICC Court Alumni Group is available under: https://lnkd.in/dJCcdcxc