International Dispute Resolution
HANEFELD is a leading international dispute resolution boutique with offices in Hamburg and Paris.Learn more
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Recognition as Thought Leaders
Dr. Inka Hanefeld, Jan Heiner Nedden, and Dr. Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts are listed as Thought Leaders in Germany of Who's Who Legal’s Arbitration rankings…Meet the team
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 are committed to resolving 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 intercultural 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.
We have extensive expertise across a broad range of practice areas and industries, including Construction & Engineering, Commercial & Trade Law, Post-M&A & Corporate, Energy, Antitrust Damages, Banking & Finance, International Private & Civil Procedure Law, and Investment Protection Law.
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 blockchain technology and crypto currency disputes.
We are a strong team.
Every member of our team has the special professional, legal, linguistic and intercultural skills required to resolve complex cross-border disputes.
We have a proven track record.
The large variety of matters in which we have acted is a testament to our success.
Our core competence is dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration.
ArbitrationWe act as counsel and arbitrators in domestic and international proceedings all around the globe.
LitigationAs counsel, we enforce the rights and interests of our domestic and foreign clients before German and French courts.
Alternative Dispute ResolutionWe represent our clients in dispute adjudication, mediation and other ADR proceedings.
Expert AdviceAs legal experts, we assess questions regarding German law as well as public and private international law in international court proceeding…
We have extensive expertise and comprehensive practical experience in different practice areas.
Construction & EngineeringOur expertise in construction and engineering disputes is internationally recognized.
Energy and RenewablesOur partners are among the leading arbitrators in the energy and renewables sectors.
Antitrust DamagesAs experienced litigators, we assist clients to enforce or defend against claims for antitrust damages.
International Private & Civil Procedure LawWe offer excellent knowledge of international private and procedural law.
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BGH rules that arbitral awards are subject to a full review in relation to core antitrust rules
On 27 September 2022, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) partially set aside an arbitral award for violating public policy due to the misapplication of core antitrust rules. In doing so, the BGH ruled that awards are subject to a full review by sta…
OLG Koblenz denies the extension of arbitration clauses to third parties
On 31 March 2022, the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz (OLG Koblenz) denied the recognition and enforcement of a EUR 49 million award rendered by an ad-hoc tribunal seated in Moscow in the notorious Hartmann v. Eckes-Granini saga. The same award is subjec…
BGH confirms arbitration-friendly approach in setting aside decision
In a decision published on 18 February 2022, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) partially set aside an EUR 142 million ICC award for the violation of the respondent’s right to be heard. The case is part of a complex, long-standing and still ongoing…
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Cambridge Compendium on International Commercial Arbitration
HANEFELD is happy to share that Partner Friedrich Rosenfeld has contributed three chapters (two co-authored with Franco Ferrari) to the Cambridge Compendium on International Commercial Arbitration, edited by Franco Ferrari, Stefan Kröll and Andrea Bjorklu…
HANEFELD hosts ICC Court Alumni Breakfast
ICC Court Members and Alumni Court Members are cordially invited to join Inka Hanefeld for the first (link: https://www.linkedin.com/signup/cold-join?session_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Ffeed%2Fhashtag%2Ficccourt&trk=public_post-text text: #I…