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.

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:

Solidarity Arbitration and Mediation Days in Warsaw on 17 and 18 November 2022

HANEFELD’s Paris based Maria Hauser-Morel and Charlotte Matthews will participate in the upcoming Solidarity Arbitration and Mediation Days in Warsaw on 17 and 18 November 2022.  

Maria will speak on a panel on subject matters of disputes of tomorrow and Charlotte will speak at the AFM below 40 event on careers in arbitration.  

The purpose of the event is to express solidarity of the international arbitration and mediation community with all those who suffer due to the war in Ukraine. The conference is organized on a non-profit basis and all revenues will be transferred to a scholarship fund for Ukrainian students and junior lawyers.  

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