Jörn Hombeck

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland)



  • Jörn Hombeck, LL.M promoted to partner

    Jörn Hombeck, LL.M (Auckland) has been promoted to partner effective 1 January 2020. Jörn has handled complex domestic as well as cross-border litigation and arbitration matters at HANEFELD for more than six years. He is internationally recognized as an outstanding, strategic and ‘extremely clever’ lawyer (see WWL Future Leader in Arbitration). As partner, his renowned and diverse litigation expertise (including antitrust damage claims) together with his capacity to inspire confidence in his clients will continue to complement HANEFELD’s established dispute resolution practice (see: JUVE Handbook 2019/2020).

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. primarily acts as counsel in state court and arbitration proceedings. He focusses in particular on antitrust damages and complex construction matters. Jörn represents clients before all German regional courts and higher regional courts. In light of his broad expertise, Jörn also often works as co-counsel (Litigation and German law) in cooperation with other leading law firms.

In addition, Jörn has vast experience in DAB proceedings (Dispute Adjudication Boards) – principally in the renewable energy sector. He also frequently acts as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations.

Jörn’s professional focus is in renewable energy disputes (in particular offshore wind farms), antitrust damages, post-M&A, corporate, construction and real estate matters.

Jörn earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Before joining HANEFELD, he worked at a leading international law firm in Hamburg in its real estate and corporate departments. He frequently speaks at domestic and international events, inter alia, in collaboration with the GIZ.

He is fluent in German and English.

As counsel in state court proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in state court proceedings before German courts (focus: antitrust damages, construction, transaction disputes, supply agreements, company law)

As Counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitral proceedings and DAB proceedings

As Co-Counsel in state court proceedings and arbitral proceedings
Joint representation of domestic and foreign companies as “German-Law Co-Counsel" and/or as “Litigation Co-Counsel" together with other leading law firms

As Arbitrator/conciliator
Presiding Arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings (DIS, Hamburger freundschaftliche Arbitrage, ad hoc)

Conciliator under the rules of the Beijing-Hamburg Conciliation Centre Hamburg

  • Arbitration and litigation
  • Construction law and real estate law
  • Company law, post-M&A
  • Energy law, renewable energies
  • Antitrust damages (Claimant’s and Respondent’s side)
  • German
  • English
  • Named in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leader 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • "He is always a strong choice to go to for arbitration proceedings" "Jörn is a bright, excellent lawyer and to be recommended for his work as counsel as well as arbitrator" "He has a very sharp legal mind and is well versed in energy arbitration”
    Who’s Who Legal
  • One of the rising stars” “He is a very diligent arbitrator who has in-depth knowledge, especially in energy disputes” “A very clever arbitration specialist, especially experienced in energy arbitration
  • “Jörn Hombeck ‘is ‘a rising star’ with ‘in-depth knowledge’ of the field. He is described by peers as an ‘extremely clever arbitration specialist who is particularly experienced in energy disputes’.”
  • “Jörn Hombeck is ‘highly respected among his peers’ and is recognized as ‘very clever and incredibly experienced in arbitration’. One source says, ‘He is definitely a person to watch out for in the future’.”
  • „very experienced and well connected“; „excellent negotiator and litigator“
  • “competent, fast, reliable - in front of state courts and in arbitration”
  • “Excellent negotiator”
  • Since 2013
    Attorney with HANEFELD, Hamburg
  • 2013
    Attorney with Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hamburg (Real Estate Department)
  • 2010 - 2012
    Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg including work experience with Gleiß Lutz in Hamburg (Corporate Litigation Department), Hogan Lovells International LLP in Hamburg (Real Estate Department) and the German Embassy in Oslo
  • 2010 - 2011
    Legal assistant with Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hamburg (Corporate Department)
  • 2009 - 2010
    Master of Laws in Economy Law (LL.M.) including international arbitration and sports law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2004 - 2009
    Studies of Law at the University of Bonn
2022Panel, ICC YAF/YAAP ConferenceApplying the CISG in international arbitration: a straightforward exercise?ViennaAustria
2021DIS40 regional group ZurichChallenge and dismissal of arbitrators – useful or useless?ZurichAustria
2021Center for International Dispute ResolutionADR in the Construction & Operation of Offshore Wind ParksHamburgGermany
2021Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of CommerceVirtual Hearings in Arbitration: Recent ExperiencesWebinarPoland
2020ASA below 40 WebinarArbitration in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – current challenges and future opportunities./.Online event
2020Training on Alternative Dispute ResolutionIntroduction to International ArbitrationAccraGhana
2019Summer University of the German Bar AssociationInternational ArbitrationTunisTunisia
2018Humboldt-UniversityCrash course on the legal instruments of the European Union and their impact on international dispute resolutionBerlinGermany
2018International Arbitration SeminarExpedited arbitration – what are the experiences so far?CopenhagenDenmark
2018Norddeutscher SchiedsgerichtstagQ&A with arbitration expert – tips and tricksHamburgGermany
2018Dispute Resolution Forum NorthProcedural specifics in antitrust damages litigationHamburgGermany
2018Hamburg Arbitration SchoolIntroduction to Sports ArbitrationHamburgGermany
2017ABAS Event - AIA Brussels Arbitration SchoolPowers, duties and jurisdiction of arbitratorsBrusselsBelgium
2017ICC YAF eventThe impact of energy revolution in Germany on electricity supply contractsDüsseldorfGermany
2016ABAS event at AIA Brussels Arbitration SchoolThe arbitrator’s competenceBrusselsBelgium
2016ICC YAF eventTribunal Assisted Settlements in International Arbitration - Parties' Expectations and the Role of the TribunalZurichSwitzerland
2016DIS40 regional group northCreating a legal basis for anti-suit injunctions as enforceable decisions of an arbitral tribunal?HamburgGermany
2015DIS40 regional group northCurrent developments in sports arbitration in GermanyHamburgGermany
2015ICC Austria seminarGerman Law as an alternative in international contractsDornbirnAustria
2015Bucerius Law SchoolIntroduction to International ArbitrationHamburgGermany
2020Dispute resolution by Dispute Adjudication Boards - practical advice on the structuring and conduct of proceedings (in German)BauR 2020, pp. 1385 et seq.
2020Arbitration and insolvency proceedings – an overview on particularly practice-relevant topics in the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic (in German)NZI 2020, pp. 449 et seq.
2020Enforcing ICSID awards in GermanyLexis PSL Practice Notes
2017Arbitrators are also good for transactions (in German)Immobilienzeitung 39-40/2017
2015International Arbitration between standardization and flexibility - Predictability and flexibility seen from a client’s perspectiveSchiedsVZ 2015, pp. 20 et seq.
2015State immunity in proceedings for the enforcement of ICSID awardsLexis PSL Practice Notes
2015Enforcement of international arbitral awards in GermanyPractice Note for LexisPSL
2014Alternative Dispute Resolution with regard to (Off-Shore) Wind Farms (in German)EnWZ 2014, pp. 537 et seq.
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS/DIS40)
  • Former Regional Coordinator German Arbitration Institute (DIS40 North), 2017 – 2019
  • Competition Litigation Forum (C-L-F)
  • Listed arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l'Arbitrage (ASA Below 40)
  • Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)