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.

HANEFELD Partners and Counsel included in Who´s Who Legal´s Arbitration rankings for 2022

HANEFELD is pleased to announce that Partners Inka Hanefeld, Jan Heiner Nedden, Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel are included in Who's Who Legal's Arbitration rankings for 2022.  

Thank you to our peers and clients for their recommendations and continued trust.


WirtschaftsWoche included HANEFELD in its 2021 list of the 30 best arbitration practices in Germany

We are proud to share that WirtschaftsWoche included HANEFELD in its 2021 list of the 30 best arbitration practices in Germany based on the result of a peer-review. HANEFELD Partners Inka Hanefeld, Jan Heiner Nedden, and Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts are also acknowledged as “Top Lawyers” for 2021. Many thanks to our peers and jury members for this recognition and, above all, to our clients for their continued trust.

HANEFELD Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Counsel Maria Hauser Morel author contribution on the Correction and Interpretation of Awards and Additional Awards

HANEFELD’s Hamburg-based Partner Jan Heiner Nedden and Paris-based Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel have recently contributed to Kluwer Arbitration Practice Plus in the newly published chapter on Correction and Interpretation of Awards and Additional Awards.

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HANEFELD sponsors the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung’s auction

We are pleased to share that HANEFELD contributed as one out of four sponsors to the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung’s fourth art auction for the benefit of Hamburg’s young art and cultural scene. This year’s auction raised approximately 450,000 euros to support artists, galleries and artistic projects in Hamburg. A total of 65 works - by Stephan Balkenhol, Birgit Brenner, Angela Bulloch, F.C. Gundlach, Anne Imhof, William Kentridge and many others - were sold at the live auction on 15 November 2021 with auctioneer Dr. Katharina zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (Sotheby's) both at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg as well as online via Artsy. The contributing artists and galleries will receive a share of the proceeds and remaining proceeds will be used to support projects by young artists of all disciplines in Hamburg. The pandemic has greatly impacted artists and cultural institutions and we are prouder than ever to support them.

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