International Dispute Resolution

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.

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.

Reappointment as delegates

HANEFELD is proud to share that Hamburg-based Managing Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel have both been reappointed as Delegates to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR by the German and Polish ICC National Committees, respectively.   

The ICC Commission serves as a think tank and rule-making body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services and includes more than 1,000 members from over 100 countries, comprising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields.  

Find out more about the Commission:

Nomination JUVE Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that #Juve has this year again recognized HANEFELD as a leading dispute resolution firm in Germany awarding it four stars:  

⭐ Inka Hanefeld is lauded as "one of the best in the industry"

Jan Heiner Nedden is regarded as having "outstanding practical experience in ICC/DIS proceedings - conducts proceedings rigorously, rapidly, efficiently and makes courageous decisions"

Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts is recommended for "effective litigation, excellent quality of pleadings and conduct of negotiations"

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld Rosenfeld is recognized as a "brilliant lawyer" with "outstanding cross-examination skills"

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) is regarded as an "excellent negotiator and litigator - always prepared and in the details"  

In addition, Inka Hanefeld, Jan Heiner Nedden and Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts are listed among Germany’s most renown arbitrators with Heiner and Nils also appearing on the most renown arbitration counsel list.   Sincerest thanks to our peers and clients for their recommendations!  

Inka Hanefeld | Jan Heiner Nedden | Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts | Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld | Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) | Maria Hauser-Morel | Dr. Johanna Büstgens | Dr. Dirk Wiegandt | Charlotte Matthews | Inga M. Witte, LL.M.

Read more: Verlag für juristische Information GmbH 

Upcoming Litigation Stammtisch

Join us for the next Litigation Stammtisch!   

Lawyers and judges only meet in the court room? Not in Hamburg.  

We very much look forward to the upcoming Litigation Stammtisch where lawyers and judges alike will be cordially invited to ask their burning questions, share observations and make suggestions on how to improve litigation practices.  

The event will take place at the offices of Taylor Wessing in Hamburg (Hanseatic Trade Center, Am Sandtorkai 41, 20457 Hamburg) on Tuesday, 15 November 2022, at 19:00 CET and will feature Dina Dörffler, Presiding Judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, and Donata Freiin von Enzberg, Partner at Taylor Wessing.  

Please register for the event by 9 November 2022 (E: You are welcome to send us your questions in advance.  

We look forward to an exciting evening!

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) | Inga M. Witte, LL.M.

Dr. Wiegandt’s article on blockchain and smart contracts

HANEFELD‘s Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt has authored an article on the role of arbitration in a blockchain and smart contract environment for the most recent edition of Wolters Kluwer’s Journal of International Arbitration (Volume 39, Issue 5 (2022), pp. 671-690).  

To access it and read more, visit:

Dirk Wiegandt´s appointment as Vice-President of AIJA’s International Arbitration Commission

HANEFELD is pleased to share that Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt has been appointed Vice-President of AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers' International Arbitration Commission.
Founded in 1962, AIJA is a global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under and currently has around 4,000 members in 90 different countries. The activities of AIJA are coordinated by 20 Commissions in charge of organising events and keeping members up to the date in their respective areas of practice. Accordingly, AIJA’s International Arbitration Commission provides a forum for the exchange of expertise among young arbitration practitioners across the world offering its members opportunities to enrich their network and establish business relationships during regular seminars, workshops and working sessions.