Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte


HANEFELD is a leading international dispute resolution boutique with offices in Hamburg and Paris. Our clients benefit from our highly skilled arbitration and litigation teams and our global network of ‘best in class’ dispute resolution experts. Our mission is to strive for justice – ‘Justice Wins’.

Dispute Resolution

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 strive to resolve 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 inter-cultural 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.



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 the new era of a ‘virtual reality’ in international arbitration.

Our 360° approach

Our clients benefit from our ability to evaluate facts from various perspectives.

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We know what it takes to win our client's case.

Virtual kick-off event (in German) on 1 July 2021

We are pleased to announce that HANEFELD’s Hamburg-based Partner Jörn Hombeck, LL.M (Auckland) and Associate Marianna Kychenko are launching a Litigation Stammtisch! The network aims at providing a forum for an exchange of ideas between litigation practitioners of all professions, ages and career stages on interesting aspects and developments of German litigation practice. The virtual kick-off event (in German) will take place on 1 July 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom and will feature Mr. Benedikt Windau, Judge at the Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg and founder of the ZPO-Blog. A brief presentation by Mr. Windau on the German approach to court transcripts (“Wortlautprotokoll im Zivilprozess?“) will be followed by a Q&A session as well as networking opportunities in separate breakout rooms. To register for the event, please send an email to sekretariat@hanefeld-legal.com by 30 June 2021. We are looking forward to an exciting event!

Global Elite Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal 2021

We are proud to share that Inka Hanefeld has been recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal 2021. Many thanks to our clients and peers for their trust and recognition.

Maria Hauser-Morel speaks at Ukranian Arbitration Association

On 26 May 2021, HANEFELD's Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel will speak at the Annual Conference of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA). Maria and her co-panelists will discuss the topic of Access to Arbitration.   The conference is held online and free of charge. The event flyer and the registration details for the event are available on the website of the UAA.

Charlotte Matthews participates in Campaign for Greener Arbitrations

We are pleased to share that HANEFELD Paris-based Associate Charlotte Matthews is representing France in the European Sub-Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge. As a member of the Sub-Committee, Charlotte will take an active role in raising awareness for sustainable practices in arbitration, in particular through the promotion of the Campaign’s Green Protocols and Green Pledge. We wish her success in her new role!  

For more information on the Campaign’s framework and protocols, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-arbitrations?trk=public_post_share-update_update-text

Ukrainian Arbitration Association Online Arbitration School 2021

On 13 April 2021, HANEFELD's Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel and Hamburg-based associate Marianna Kychenko will share their experience at the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) Online Arbitration School 2021. They will conduct a session about the competence of the Arbitral Tribunal, ICC Terms of Reference and Procedural Order No. 1. HANEFELD is pleased to be a part of this program, which reflects its increased presence in matters pertaining to Central and Eastern Europe. The full program is available here: https://lnkd.in/dTwX8y6