Dr. Maria Hauser-Morel

Dr. Maria Hauser-Morel


Maria Hauser-MorelDr. Maria Hauser-Morel

Radca prawny (also registered with the Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/CE))

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  • HANEFELD opens office in Paris and hires former ICC Counsel Dr Maria Hauser-Morel

    Effective 1 March 2020, Germany’s premier dispute resolution boutique HANEFELD has opened an office in Paris. The firm has recruited Dr. Maria Hauser-Morel, a Polish qualified lawyer admitted to the Paris bar under Directive 98/5/EC, as counsel to be based in the Paris office. After having worked for reputable Polish and international law firms in Warsaw and Paris, Maria has until recently headed the ICC Court’s case management team dealing primarily with cases in Central and Eastern Europe. For further information: Press release

Maria Hauser-Morel is based in our Paris office. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, focusing on construction & engineering (specifically FIDIC model contracts) disputes, energy disputes and disputes involving states and state entities.

Maria is a Polish qualified lawyer. She is also a member of the Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/EC). Maria holds a doctorate of law from the University of Wroclaw (Poland) and a Master of European and International Business Law of the University of Saint Gallen.

Prior to joining HANEFELD, Maria worked in a reputable Polish law firm, two international law firms in Paris as well as at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. There, she headed the Case Management Team that primarily handles matters from Central and Eastern Europe, often involving sovereign States or State related entities.

Maria lectured for three years international arbitration at the University of Cracow (Poland).

She speaks Polish, English and French.

Arbitration in general
Case management of approximately 1000 ICC arbitration proceedings and scrutiny of hundreds of ICC awards (Central and Eastern Europe). Specific experience in construction & engineering (including FIDIC model contracts) disputes, energy disputes and disputes involving states and state entities.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
International arbitral proceedings under ICC and other rules.

  • Construction & Engineering (special focus on FIDIC contracts), energy, distribution
  • Polish, French and international contract and sales law, commercial law
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
  • Russian (basic understanding)
  • “Maria is an excellent lawyer, with strong skills and good exposure to the Eastern European markets.”
    Who’s Who Legal
  • “She is experienced counsel in international investment and commercial arbitration.”
    Who’s Who Legal
  • “Maria's knowledge of ICC arbitration is impressive.”
    Who’s Who Legal
  • Since 2020
    Attorney with HANEFELD, Paris
  • 2012 - 2019
    Counsel with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • 2010 - 2012
    Attorney with SALANS (Arbitration Group), Paris
  • 2007 - 2010
    Deputy Counsel with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • 2006 - 2007
    Attorney in the Competition Law department of ALLEN & OVERY (Competition Law Department), Paris
  • 2006
    Bar Admission (Polish bar – radca prawny)
  • 2006
    PhD, University of Wroclaw (Poland)
  • 2003 - 2005
    Executive Master MBL – HSG at the University of Saint Gallen (Switzerland)
  • 2000 - 2003
    Attorney at SOLTYSIŃSKI KAWECKI SZLĘZAK (Litigation Department), Poznań and Warsaw (Poland)
  • 1997 - 2002
    Law studies at the University of Poznań (Poland)

Lecturer at the University of Cracow (Poland) for international arbitration (2014-2017)

2022ARBinBRIEF Video SeriesCosts (together with Crina Baltag)./.Armenia
2022SWPS University in WarsawLecture in arbitration agreements./.Online event
2021ICC YAF event, PanelistThe New ICC 2021 Rules of Arbitration: changes to Articles 25 to 30, including emergency arbitrator, expedited procedures, interim measures and the conduct of the arbitral proceedings./.Online event
2021SCAI Webinar, PanelistHow to select Arbitrators and Mediators./.Online event
2020Harvard, HIALSA, Lunch talk, with Inka HanefeldInternational Arbitration in the New Era of Virtual Reality./.Online event
2020Le café des arbitres (10th edition)Back to Basics: Make Arbitration Flexible (Again!)./.Online event
2020ICC Japan webinarData Protection and Cyber Security in ICC Arbitration./.Online event
2020Digital Transformation ThursdaysVirtual Arbitration: Issues and Possible Solutions as ADR Goes Digital./.Online event
2020Conference organized by the ICC Russia, PanelistRussia as a place for dispute resolution, conference organized by the ICC Russia (online), Panelist./.Online event
2020ICC YAF eventWhat Makes a Great Arbitration Law./.Online event
2020European Circuit of the Bar Annual Conference 2020Virtual Hearings - the European Experience./.Online event
2020Paris Arbitration WeekDo and Don'ts When Choosing a Seat and Enforcing in CEE / Russia / CIS./.Online event
2020VIACVirtual Hearings and How to Tackle Complex Technical Issues./.Online event
2020UAAGuerilla Tactics in Online Hearings./.Online event
2020Warsaw Arbitration WorkshopsPanelist (Panel on the constitution of arbitral tribunals and conflict of interest)WarsawPoland
2019Dispute Boards in the Nordics DRBF Conference and WorkshopsPanelistStockholmSweden
2019IV Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF)PanelistMinskBelarus
2019ICC Institute of World Business Law TrainingPanelistMinskBelarus
20195th Dispute Resolution in M&A TransactionsPanelistWarsawPoland
2019Luxembourg Arbitration Day – ICC Arbitrator TrainingModeratorLuxembourgLuxembourg
20192nd Annual GAR Live Construction DisputesPanelistParisFrance
20193rd ICC European Conference on International ArbitrationModeratorParisFrance
2019ICC Training for JudgesLecturerBucharestRomania
2019ICC Conference Construction Disputes: ICC Tools and Recent Experience in Arbitration & ADRPanelistBucharestRomania
2017ICC Conference Arbitrators: Independence and Impartiality – Procedural AspectsPanelistBucharestRomania
20174th Dispute Resolution in M&A TransactionsPanelistWarsawPoland
2017Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD)PanelistHelsinkiFinland
20171st ICC European Conference on International ArbitrationPanelistParisFrance
2017Seminar on New ICC RulesModeratorMoscowRussia
2017International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS PartiesPanelistLondonUnited Kingdom
2016ABA’s 8th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business DisputesPanelist (closing plenary)LondonUnited Kingdom
2016Damages in International Arbitration – Warsaw UniversityPanelistWarsawPoland
2015ICC Conference International Dispute Resolution: Diversity Towards Convergence?Panelist and co-organizerCracowPoland
20153rd Dispute Resolution in M&A TransactionsPanelistWarsawPoland
2015Emergency, Interim and Conservatory Measures in Arbitration – Warsaw UniversityPanelistWarsawPoland
2014ICC Advanced Arbitration AcademyPanelistParis/PragueFrance/Czech Republic
2014Kiev Arbitration DaysPanelistKievUkraine
2014AIJA Conference: The Future of Arbitration and ADR Practice in CEE CountriesPanelistPragueCzech Republic
2014AFSIA / DAV Conference: Germany as Seat of ArbitrationPanelistFrankfurt am MainGermany
2014Current Trends in Arbitration Laws and Rules – Warsaw UniversityPanelistWarsawPoland
2014International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS PartiesParty Autonomy and Arbitral Tribunal’s Power to Manage the ProcedureLondonUnited Kingdom
2013Conference: Poor Law Enforcement – How to Fight Against the Greatest Weakness of BusinessPanelistBratislavaSlovak Republic
2013ICC YAF on Selection of ArbitratorsPanelist and co-organizerCracowPoland
2013ICC YAF Event: Time and Costs of the Proceedings: ICC Court PerspectivePanelist and co-organizerWarsawPoland
2013Seminar on ICC Arbitration (ICC France)PanelistParisFrance
2013Evidence in Arbitration – Warsaw UniversityPanelistWarsawPoland
2012IBA European Forum – Central-Eastern Europe Regional ConferencePanelistWarsawPoland
2012Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) Conference: Arbitration from the Point of View of International RegulationsPanelistWarsawPoland
2012ICC YAF Event: Selection of ArbitratorsPanelistPragueCzech Republic
2012ICC PIDA TrainingPanelistViennaAustria
2011Confidentiality vs. Transparency in International Arbitration – Warsaw UniversityPanelistWarsawPoland
2011ASA Annual Conference on Post-Award IssuesCorrection and Interpretation of Arbitral Awards and Additional AwardsBaselSwitzerland
2022Signing an Award in Counterparts: The Paris Court of Appeal Adopts a Flexible Stance (jointly with Charlotte Matthews)Kluwer Arbitration Blog
2021Correction and Interpretation of Awards and Additional Awards (jointly with Jan Heiner Nedden)Kluwer Arbitration Practice Plus
2021What makes a great arbitration law?ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin
2019International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Conference on Construction Disputes (jointly with Laetitia de Montalivet)Revista Romana de Arbitraj 2/2019, pp. 115 et seq.
2019International Chamber of Commerce: a century of business (jointly with Ziva Filipic)Arbitration.ru (review of the Russian Arbitration Association), 7/2019
2017Arbitral tribunal’s questions to parties based on ICC practice (in Polish)Liber Amicorum Tadeusz Wiśniewski
2015Duty to provide reasoning under the ICC Rules – recent experienceLiber Amicorum Professor Jerzy Rajski
2015Chapter 9 on arbitral proceedings in commercial arbitration (in Polish, jointly with Tadeusz Wiśniewski)Andrzej Szumański (ed.), The Series on the System of Commercial Law, 2. Ed.
2015Chapter 10 on arbitral awards and other ways of concluding arbitral proceedings (in Polish, jointly with Tadeusz Wiśniewski)Andrzej Szumański (ed.), The Series on the System of Commercial Law, 2. Ed.
2012Article on exclusion of setting aside proceedings for an arbitral award, based on Swiss practice (in Polish)ADR, 1/2012
2011Correction and interpretation of arbitral awards and additional awardsTercier (ed.), Post Award Issues, ASA Special Series No. 38
2011L’arbitrage en Pologne après la réforme de 2005Revue de l’arbitrage 2011, pp. 415 et seq.
2010Views previously expressed by an arbitrator as grounds for a challenge – comments based on the ICSID decision in the Urbaser caseArbitration E-review, 3/2010
2010The New International Chamber of Commerce Statement of Acceptance, Availability and Independence for ArbitratorsArbitration E-review, 2/2010
2010ICC International Court of ArbitrationArbitration E-review, 1/2010
2010Chapter 9 on arbitral proceedings in commercial arbitration (in Polish; jointly with Tadeusz Wiśniewski)Andrzej Szumański (ed.), The Series on the System of Commercial Law, 1. Ed.
2010Chapter 10 on arbitral awards and other ways of concluding arbitral proceedings (in Polish; jointly with Tadeusz Wiśniewski)Andrzej Szumański (ed.), The Series on the System of Commercial Law, 1. Ed.
2008References in proceedings before the Constitutional Tribunal (dissertation, in Polish)Wydawnictwo Sejmowe
2007The new French leniency programmee-Competitions, No. 14051
2007Amendments to the German Telecommunications Act - One step back in the liberalisation of European electronic communications (jointly Olivier Fréget)e-Competitions, No. 13668
2007The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls a merger authorisation in the press sector (Société France Antilles) (jointly with Olivier Fréget and Alban Saget)e-Competitions, No. 13378
2006The French Constitutional Council rules on electricity and gas tariffs (GDF privatization) (jointly with Olivier Fréget and Mathieu Guennec)e-Competitions, No. 12712
2006EFTA Court’s advisory opinions (in Polish)Review EPS 10/2006
2006La nouvelle loi polonaise sur le partenariat public-privé (on new Polish PPP Act) (jointly with Jean-Baptiste Morel)Review RDAI 1/2006
2005Legal references with a mention mutatis mutandis (in Polish)Review Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis
2003Legal references (in Polish)Review Przegląd Legislacyjny 2003, pp. 38 et seq.
  • Appointed member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Arbitral Women
  • ICC Court Alumni
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • The European Circuit