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.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld to speak at Arbitral Women event: “Women in Arbitration and International Law”

Dr. Hanefeld will participate as a panellist at an event organised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on 6 December 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Amongst other things, the panel will discuss personal experiences and challenges for women acting in international arbitration, as well as on how to achieve gender parity in international arbitration.

Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte receives recognition in the recently published JUVE Handbuch 2019

The firm has again been endorsed for its work in the area of international arbitration: "With its clear focus on international arbitration, the firm is considered by many to be the "mother of all conflict resolution boutiques. [...] All partners are consistently praised by competitors as arbitrators and party representatives. [...]. With the counsel appointment of Jörn Hombeck, who is already recognized in the market, Hanefeld is also expanding its scope of action more strongly in the area of litigation."

Moreover, Dr. Inka Hanefeld has been named in the recent JUVE ranking amongst the most renowned party representatives in arbitration proceedings, and, together with Jan Heiner Nedden, in the category of the most renowned arbitrators.

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. promoted to Counsel

We are delighted to announce that senior associate Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. will be promoted to Counsel at Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte as of 1 September 2018 after five years of affiliation with our firm.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld’s appointment as Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration extended for a second term

Dr. Inka Hanefeld's appointment as Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration has been extended for a second term. Again headed by Alexis Mourre, Inka will be joined by a renewed, gender-equal Court that includes 88 women and 88 men.

Dr. Inka Hanefeld recognised by her peers for her work in International Arbitration

Dr. Inka Hanefeld has again been recognised by her peers for inclusion in the 10th Edition of 'The Best Lawyers in Germany' for her work in International Arbitration.