Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte is a boutique law firm specialising in Dispute Resolution with a particular focus on International Arbitration and Litigation.

Dispute Resolution

We act as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial and investment arbitrations, in addition to conducting litigation, acting in DAB proceedings and other alternative methods of dispute resolution, and acting as legal experts. In all matters, our priority is to maintain a clear partner commitment and to provide the personal attention our clients’ cases require, while monitoring, managing and resolving disputes quickly and cost-effectively.


While boutique in size, our international experience has proven invaluable in cross-border disputes, while our broad professional experiences have equipped us with the necessary legal, linguistic and inter-cultural skills needed to effectively manage cross-border disputes.


The exceptional quality of our work and experience is valued by clients and colleagues across the world and has been recognised in national and international rankings. Our experience and expertise allows us to achieve optimal and efficient solutions in complex arbitrations and litigation for our clients.

Practice Areas

We have extensive experience and expertise across a range of practice areas and industries, including Construction & Engineering, Energy, Post-M&A & Corporate, Commerce & Trade, Private Wealth, Banking & Finance and Foreign Investments.


Our boutique structure allows us to act in matters in which other firms are unwilling or unable to act due to conflicts of interest. Our clients also benefit from having access to our unique international dispute resolution network.


We regularly involve ourselves in academic assignments, which include publications, lecturing and speaking engagements in the field of dispute resolution at both domestic and foreign universities. While these activities allow us to give back to the legal and business communities, they also ensure that we remain up-to-date with developments and can keep our clients abreast of the latest changes and trends in the fields of dispute resolution.

Unique 360° approach

Our clients benefit from our ability to draw from perspectives and experiences acquired acting as party counsel, arbitrators, mediators and legal experts, as well as from our engagements with arbitral institutions.

Arbitrator / Neutral
Institution / Academia
Legal Expert
Knowing what it takes to resolve or win our client's case.

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. promoted to Counsel

We are delighted to announce that senior associate Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. will be promoted to Counsel at Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte as of 1 September 2018 after five years of affiliation with our firm.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld’s appointment as Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration extended for a second term

Dr. Inka Hanefeld's appointment as Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration has been extended for a second term. Again headed by Alexis Mourre, Inka will be joined by a renewed, gender-equal Court that includes 88 women and 88 men.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld recognised by her peers for her work in International Arbitration

Dr. Inka Hanefeld has again been recognised by her peers for inclusion in the 10th Edition of 'The Best Lawyers in Germany' for her work in International Arbitration.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld interviewed by ‘breaking.through’

‘breaking.through’ has published its interview with Dr. Inka Hanefeld where she discusses the requirements and advantages of self-employment, as well as the various challenges in reconciling family and career at different stages of life.

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte again recognised as a GAR 100 approved firm for International Arbitration

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte has been recognised in the 11th edition of the “GAR 100", which consists of the top leading arbitration law firms worldwide. This is the second year in a row that Hanefeld has been included on the list.


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