Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld

Partner

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings, as expert witness, and as arbitrator. The focus of his practice is international arbitration and public international law.

Friedrich studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia Law School in New York. Before joining Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, he worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. Friedrich is Global Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law in Paris, lecturer for investment arbitration at Bucerius Law School as well as Visiting Professor for arbitration at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. In 2014, he was appointed Global Hauser Fellow from Practice & Government at NYU School of Law. He speaks German, English, French, and Spanish.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitral proceedings

As secretary to the arbitral tribunal / arbitrator

  • Sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in domestic and international arbitration proceedings
  • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in domestic and international arbitral proceedings

As counsel in state court proceedings / expert

  • Representation of companies and states in proceedings before German courts (focus: cross-border litigation, commercial disputes, enforcement of arbitral awards)
  • Expert witness on public international law in Korean court proceedings
  • Expert and consultant for various international organizations
  • International arbitration in the fields of investments, post M&A, construction, energy, commercial
  • Public international law & sovereigns
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Since 2011
    Attorney with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
  • 2011
    Consultant with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), Phnom Penh
  • 2008 - 2010
    Legal traineeship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and K&L Gates LLP in Paris
  • 2007 - 2010
    Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. Rainer Hofmann, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M.
  • 2007 - 2009
    Legal assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP, Hamburg
  • 2008
    Doctor of laws (Dr. iur.) (summa cum laude), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M.
  • 2002 - 2007
    Studies of law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and Columbia Law School, New York (scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation)
  • 2005
    Internship with IOM Claims Programmes, Geneva
  • 2004
    Internship with the German Embassy, Lima
  • Global Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law in Paris (since 2016)
  • Visiting Professor for International Arbitration, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (since 2013)
  • Lecturer for International Investment Protection, Bucerius Law School (since 2014)
  • Lecturer for International Investment Protection, University of Hamburg (2013/2014)
  • Global Hauser Fellow from Practice and Government, NYU School of Law (2014)
DateTitleEventCityCountry
2017Diverging Approaches towards the Set-Aside of Arbitral Awards3rd International Arbitration CongressIstanbulTurkey
2017International Commercial Arbitration / Challenges of Arbitrators / Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral AwardsSeminar of NYU and the Thai Arbitration CentreBangkokThailand
2017Weak Parties in International ArbitrationConference on the Launch of the Cambridge Compendium on International ArbitrationViennaAustria
2017Rule of Law and ArbitrationILA Committee Meeting, ViennaViennaAustria
2016Choice of Law Approaches in International ArbitrationExpert WorkshopTilburgGermany
2016The Backlash against Investment ProtectionWalther Schücking InstituteKielGermany
2016The Rome Regulations in International ArbitrationConference on the Impact of EU Law on International Commercial ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
2016Changing Paradigms of Investment Protection – TTIP and Beyond12th International M&A ConferenceMilanItaly
2016Seminar on International ArbitrationHanoi Law UniversityHanoiVietnam
2016Recent Developments in Energy Investment ArbitrationAIJA CongressMunichGermany
2016Procedural Challenges in International ArbitrationSummer School in Transnational Commercial Agreements, Litigation and ArbitrationVicenzaItaly
2016Modernising International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement MechanismsOECD Capacity Building WorkshopJordanJordan
2016Recent Challenges of Investment ArbitrationLions ClubHamburgGermany
2016The Investment Chapter of TTIPAmerica CenterHamburgGermany
2015Introduction to Investment ArbitrationHamburg Arbitration SchoolHamburgGermany
2015The Proposal for a New Investment CourtExpert WorkshopTilburgGermany
2015The Future of Arbitration under TTIPFall conference of DSJVBerlinGermany
2015Limits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial ArbitrationConference hosted by NYUNew YorkUSA
2015Early dismissal of claims in investment arbitrationN.N.TübingenGermany
2015The distinction between admissibility and jurisdiction in international arbitrationIX International Seminar on Private International LawMadridSpain
2015How to win an arbitration on weak pointsGenerations in Arbitration conferenceViennaAustria
2015Security for costs in international arbitrationBelgrade Arbitration ConferenceBelgradeSerbia
2014The Use of Investment Arbitration to Overcome Compliance Deficits with the New York ConventionMexican Arbitration CentreMexico CityMexico
2014Violating the New York Convention as Grounds for Claims under BITsConvergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration conferenceSanto DomingoDominican Republic
2014Bridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement StageNYU Global Fellows ForumNew YorkUSA
2014The State of the International Law on ReparationsInternational Criminal CourtThe HagueNetherlands
2014Recent Developments in Investment ProtectionDIS40 North eventHamburgGermany
2014Possible Paradigmatic Changes in the Settlement of International InvestmentJoint ASIL/ILA MeetingWashington, D.C.USA
2013Interplay of Public and Private Paradigms in International Investment ArbitrationDIS40 eventFrankfurt am MainGermany
2013Investment arbitrationInternational Law Association ConferenceAthensGreece
2013Dispute Resolution in International Financial TransactionsGlobal Law WeekNew YorkUSA
2013N.N.Conference on the Development of Procedural Forms and Methods of Dispute ResolutionYekaterinburgRussia
2013Investment arbitrationEuropean Lawyers ForumNew YorkUSA
2012Seminar on arbitrationN.N.EriwanArmenia
YearTitleSource
2017Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitrationforthcoming in: A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration
2017Limitations to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitrationforthcoming in: A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (co-author)
2017The Rome Regulations in International Arbitration - The Road Not Takenin: F. Ferrari, The Impact of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration, 245 - 283, Juris 2017
2017Iura Novit Curia in International Law6 European Review of International Arbitration (2017), 131 - 160, Juris 2017
2016Chapter 10: Germanyin Jørgensen (ed.): Finding, Freezing and Attaching Assets, March 2016
2016Arbitral Praeliminaria - Reflections on the Distinction between Jurisdiction and Admissibility after BG v. Argentina29 No. 1 Leiden Journal of International Law (2016), 137 - 153, Cambridge University Press
2016Yukos revisited - A Case Comment on the Set-aside Decision in Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) et al. v. RussiaIPrax (2016), 478 - 483 (coauthor)
2016Security for Costs in ICSID Arbitration - A Case Note on RSM v. St. LuciaArbitration International (2016) 1 - 10, Oxford University Press
2016Limits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitrationin: F. Ferrari, Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration, 417 - 438, Juris (2016)
2016Regime Interactions between the New York Convention and International Investment Law - On Bridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement Stage12 No. 2 NYU Journal of Law & Business (2016), 295 - 317 (co-author)
2016Early Dismissal of Claims in Investment Arbitrationin: A. Kulick (ed.), Contracting Parties’ Reassertion of Control over International Investment Agreements and International Investment Treaty Arbitration, Cambridge University Press (2016), 83 - 102
2016Abstract Interpretations in International Investment Lawin: P. Pazartzis / M. Gavouneli (ed.), Reconceptualising the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Resources, Investment and Trade, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2016), 331 - 343
2014The Trend from Standards to Rules in International Investment Law and its Impact upon the Interpretive Powers of Arbitral Tribunalsforthcoming in: American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting
2014Case Note: Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 18 December 2014, 26 Sch 3/13, Validity of Arbitration Clauses in Intra-EU Bilateral Investment TreatiesOxford Database on International Law in Domestic Courts 2389
2013The New UNCITRAL Transparency Rules: How the Trend towards Transparency differs in Investment and Commercial Arbitrationin: Müller, Rigozzi (Hrsg.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2013, November 2013, 41 - 63
2013The illegality of investments in light of market access provisionsLima Arbitration - Revista del Círculo Peruano de Arbitraje N° 5 (2012/2013), 195 - 206
2013Mass Claims in International LawJournal of International Dispute Settlement (2013), 159-174, Oxford University Press
2013Case Note: Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt 10 May 2013, 26 SchH11/10, Arbitration clauses in Intra-EU BITs1 Belgian Review of Arbitration (2013), 169 - 177
2013Case Note: Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 30 January 2013, III ZB 40/12, Immunity in the Proceedings for Recognition and Enforcement of an Arbitral AwardOxford Database on International Law in Domestic Courts 2177
2012Individual Civil Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression10 No. 1 Journal for International Criminal Justice (2012), pp. 249 et seq., Oxford University Press
2012The Systemic Integration of International Investment Treaties and the New York ConventionNYU Transnational Notes, 5 December 2012
2011The Nationality of Corporations in International Investment Lawin: C. Tietje / G. Kraft / M. Lehmann (eds.), Essays on Transnational Economic Law, Report of the International Law Association, German Branch, Sub-Committee on Investment Law, pp. 52 et seq. (co-authored)
2010Collective Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict92 No. 879 ICRC Review (2010), pp. 731 et seq., Cambridge University Press
  • Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld [is a] "brilliant mind".
    JUVE

        

  • American Society of International Law
  • Bucerius Alumni Group on Public International & European Law (Co-chair)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS/DIS40)
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • ICDR Young & International
  • International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee
  • Young ICSID
  • International Law Association, Member of the Committee on Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict (2011-2014)
  • International Law Association, Alternate Member of the Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law (since 2015)
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Panel of Arbitrators