Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld

Lawyer|Partner

About Friedrich Rosenfeld

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld acts as counsel and arbitrator. He has represented companies and states in arbitration proceedings with a focus on construction, post-M&A, commercial and investment disputes. In addition, he has been arbitrator in cases involving a range of applicable substantive laws and seats (e.g. Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Northern Macedonia, Switzerland, and the United States). His expertise in arbitration is recognized in international rankings.

Alongside his full-time practice, Friedrich is also Global Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law in Paris, lecturer for investment arbitration at Bucerius Law School as well as Visiting Professor for arbitration at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. He has published five books and various articles on arbitration.

Friedrich studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia Law School in New York. He holds a PhD in international law (summa cum laude). Before joining HANEFELD, he worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.

Friedrich speaks German, English, French, and Spanish.

Contact

Recognitions

Instruments

Arbitration Litigation

Areas of practice

Post-M&A & Corporate Law Construction & Engineering Energy Commercial & Trade Law Public international law & sovereigns

Experience

  • Emergency arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in domestic and international arbitration proceedings (ICC, ICDR, VIAC, DIS, DIA, ad hoc, Hamburg Rules)
  • Seats: Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, United States, Austria, Israel, Greece, France
  • Applicable substantive laws: German, Danish, Greek, English, Austrian, Israeli, Macedonian

  • Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitration proceedings
  • Seats: Germany, Netherlands, Japan, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel
  • Applicable substantive laws: German, Qatari, Turkish, Dutch, Japanese, Israeli, International Law

  • Expert witness on public international law and German law
  • Expert and consultant for various international organizations

Languages and nationality

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

  • German

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2011

    Attorney with HANEFELD, Hamburg

  • 2011

    Consultant with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), Phnom Penh

  • 2008 - 2010

    Legal traineeship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and K&L Gates LLP in Paris

  • 2007 - 2010

    Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. Rainer Hofmann, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M.

  • 2007 - 2009

    Legal assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP, Hamburg

  • 2008

    Doctor of laws (Dr. iur.) (summa cum laude), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M.

  • 2002 - 2007

    Studies of law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and Columbia Law School, New York (scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation)

  • 2005

    Internship with IOM Claims Programmes, Geneva

  • 2004

    Internship with the German Embassy, Lima

Speeches

  • What makes a jurisdiction arbitration friendly?
    CAM Seminar
    Milan, Italy
  • The New York Convention as an Instrument of Uniform Law
    George Mason University
    Washington D.C., USA
  • The New York Convention
    Kuwait University
    Kuwait
  • Practical Matters on the Production of Evidence
    NYU Columbia Conference
    New York, USA
  • The Interplay between Common Law and Civil Law in Arbitration
    THAC SIAC Seminar (2022)
  • Due Process in Arbitration
    AIA CAM Seminar
    Milan, Italy
  • Evidentiary Matters at the Post-Award Stage
    DIA NYU Seminar
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Reform Options for Dispute Resolution under Investment Treaties
    Algiers
  • Deference in International Commercial Arbitration
    Paris, France
  • The Normative Framework on Evidence
    Vienna
    Vienna, Austria
  • The Shared Control over Arbitral Awards
    Columbia University
    New York, USA
  • The New York Convention as an Instrument of International Law
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore

  • Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration
    THAC Seminar
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Careers and Opportunities in International Arbitration
    New York International Arbitration Week
    New York, USA
  • Jura Novit Arbiter
    Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law
    Wisconsin, USA
  • Autonomous versus Domestic Standards under the New York Convention
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore
  • A Global Perspective on Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration
    NYU Danish Institute of Arbitration
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Autonomous versus Domestic Standards under the New York Convention
    Oslo University Webinar
    Oslo, Norway

  • A Global Perspective on Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration
    NYU DIAC Webinar
    Dubai
  • Due Process as a Limit to Discretion
    NYU Russian Arbitration Center Webinar
    Moscow, Russia
  • Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration
    NYU FGV Webinar
    Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • The Law Applicable to the Merits
    SIAC Webinar
    N.N.
  • Arbitration in a Contactless Society
    AIAC Webinar
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • The IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence
    NYU
    New York, USA
  • CISG in International Arbitration
    NYU
    New York, USA

  • Case Management Tools for Saving Costs and Time under the DIS Rules
    DIS
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Due Process in International Commercial Arbitration
    NYU
    New York, USA
  • Arbitration of M&A Disputes
    14th International M&A Conference
    Versailles, France
  • The Proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court
    Sciences Po
    Paris, France
  • THAC NYU Arbitration Class
    Thai Arbitration Center
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Inherent Powers of Arbitrators
    KCAB NYU Seminar on Inherent Powers of Arbitrators
    Seoul, South Korea
  • The Shared System of Control of Arbitral Awards
    Lyon Conference
    Lyon, France
  • Inherent Powers of Arbitrators to Reconsider and Revise their Decisions
    Belgrade Arbitration Conference
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • International vs. Domestic Standards in Arbitration
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore
  • Arbitral awards - What they are and what they are not
    NYU
    New York, USA

  • ISDS: Taking stock of criticism and proposals for reform
    Sciences Po
    Paris, France
  • Conflict of Laws
    Conflict of Laws
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration
    ISTAC
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hamburg Arbitration School
    Hamburg Arbitration School
    Hamburg, Germany
  • THAC NYU Arbitration Class
    Thai Arbitration Center
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Conference on Conflicts of Law in International Arbitration
    The Law Applicable to Legal Privilege in International Arbitration
    Vienna, Austria
  • The Hardening of Soft Law in International Arbitration
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore

  • Inherent Powers of International Adjudicators to Reconsider and Revise their Decisions
    Sciences Po
    Paris, France
  • The Protection of Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitration
    Arbitration Santo Domingo Conference
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Diverging Approaches towards the Set-Aside of Arbitral Awards
    3rd International Arbitration Congress
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • International Commercial Arbitration / Challenges of Arbitrators / Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
    Seminar of NYU and the Thai Arbitration Centre
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Weak Parties in International Arbitration
    Conference on the Launch of the Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration
    Vienna, Austria
  • Rule of Law and Arbitration
    ILA Committee Meeting
    Vienna, Austria

  • Choice of Law Approaches in International Arbitration
    Expert Workshop
    Tilburg, Netherlands
  • The Backlash against Investment Protection
    Walther Schücking Institute
    Kiel, Germany
  • The Rome Regulations in International Arbitration
    Conference on the Impact of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration
    New York, USA
  • Changing Paradigms of Investment Protection – TTIP and Beyond
    12th International M&A Conference
    Milan, Italy
  • Seminar on International Arbitration
    Hanoi Law University
    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Recent Developments in Energy Investment Arbitration
    AIJA Congress
    Munich, Germany
  • Procedural Challenges in International Arbitration
    Procedural Challenges in International Arbitration
    Vicenza, Italy
  • Modernising International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
    OECD Capacity Building Workshop
    Jordan, Jordan
  • Recent Challenges of Investment Arbitration
    Lions Club
    Hamburg, Germany
  • The Investment Chapter of TTIP
    America Center
    Hamburg, Germany

  • Introduction to Investment Arbitration
    Hamburg Arbitration School
    Hamburg, Germany
  • The Proposal for a New Investment Court
    Expert Workshop
    Tilburg, Netherlands
  • The Future of Arbitration under TTIP
    Fall conference of DSJV
    Berlin, Germany
  • Limits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitration
    NYU
    New York, USA
  • Early Dismissal of Claims in Investment Arbitration
    N.N.
    Tübingen, Germany
  • The Distinction between Admissibility and Jurisdiction in International Arbitration
    IX International Seminar on Private International Law
    Madrid, Spain
  • How to Win an Arbitration on Weak Points
    Generations in Arbitration Conference
    Vienna, Austria
  • Security for Costs in International Arbitration
    Belgrade Arbitration Conference
    Belgrade, Serbia

  • The Use of Investment Arbitration to Overcome Compliance Deficits with the New York Convention
    N.N.
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Convergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration Conference
    Violating the New York Convention as Grounds for Claims under BITs
    Santo Domingo
  • Bridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement Stage
    NYU Global Fellows Forum
    New York, USA
  • The State of the International Law on Reparations
    International Criminal Court
    The Hague, Netherlands
  • Recent Developments in Investment Protection
    DIS40 North event
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Possible Paradigmatic Changes in the Settlement of International Investment Disputes
    Joint ASIL/ILA Meeting
    Washington, D.C., USA

  • Interplay of Public and Private Paradigms in International Investment Arbitration
    DIS40 North event
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Abstract Interpretations in Investment Law
    International Law Association Conference
    Athens, Greece
  • Dispute Resolution in International Financial Transactions
    Global Law Week
    New York, USA
  • N.N.
    Development of Procedural Forms and Methods of Dispute Resolution
    Yekaterinburg , Russia
  • Investment Arbitration
    European Lawyers Forum
    New York, USA

  • Seminar on Arbitration
    Yerevan, Armenia

Publications

  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
    F. Ferrari / C. Kotuby, A Concise Guide to the New York Convention’s Uniform Regime, Elgar, (co-Autor)
  • Deference in International Commercial Arbitration
    co-editor with Franco Ferrari, Kluwer

  • The Handbook of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration
    co-editor with Franco Ferrari, Kluwer

  • Autonomous versus Domestic Concepts in the New York Convention
    co-editor with Franco Ferrari, Kluwer
  • A Comparative Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration
    co-author with Franco Ferrari, Elgar
  • Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitration, forthcoming
    A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration
  • Limitations to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration, forthcoming
    A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (co-author)
  • The Law Applicable to the Merits in International Commercial Arbitration, forthcoming
    A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (co-author)

  • Due Process as a Limit to Discretion in International Commercial Arbitration (co-editor and co-author)
    D. Czernich / F. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld
  • International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Introduction (co-author)
    F. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld

  • Chapters on Expropriation, Fair and Equitable Treatment, State Responsibility & Compensation, Consent to Arbitrate and the Future of Investment Arbitration
    F. Ferrari / B. King, Nutshell on Investment Arbitration
  • The Law Applicable to Legal Privilege in International Arbitration
    F. Ferrari / S. Kröll, Conflicts of Laws in International Arbitration, 213 – 238, Juris
  • The Hardening of Soft Law in International Arbitration
    7 No. 2 European Review of International Arbitration (2019), 19 – 36, Juris

  • Inherent Powers of Arbitrators
    co-editor with F. Ferrari, Juris
  • Inherent Powers of International Adjudicators to Reconsider and Revise their Decisions
    6 No. 2 European Review of International Arbitration (2018), 127 – 147, Juris

  •  Límites a la Autonomía de las Partes en Arbitraje Internacional
    X Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones (2017), 335 – 386 (co-author)
  • Iura Novit Curia in International Law
    6 No. 1 European Review of International Arbitration (2017), 131 – 160, Juris
  • The Rome Regulations in International Arbitration – The Road Not Taken
    F. Ferrari, The Impact of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration, 245 – 283, Juris

  • Arbitral Praeliminaria – Reflections on the Distinction between Jurisdiction and Admissibility after BG v. Argentina
    29 No. 1 Leiden Journal of International Law (2016), 137 – 153, Cambridge University Press
  • Yukos revisited – A Case Comment on the Set-aside Decision in Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) et al. v. Russia
    IPrax (2016), 478 – 483 (co-author)
  • Security for Costs in ICSID Arbitration – A Case Note on RSM v. St. Lucia
    Arbitration International (2016) 1 – 10, Oxford University Press
  • Limits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial Arbitration
    F. Ferrari, Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration, 417 – 438, Juris
  • Regime Interactions between the New York Convention and International Investment Law – On Bridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement Stage
    12 No. 2 NYU Journal of Law & Business (2016), 295 – 317 (co-author)
  • Early Dismissal of Claims in Investment Arbitration
    A. Kulick (ed.), Contracting Parties’ Re-assertion of Control over International Investment Agreements and International Investment Treaty Arbitration, Cambridge University Press (2016), 83 – 102
  • Abstract Interpretations in International Investment Law
    P. Pazartzis / M. Gavouneli (ed.), Reconceptualising the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Resources, Investment and Trade, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2016), 331 – 343
  • Chapter 10: Germany
    J. Jørgensen (ed.): Finding, Freezing and Attaching Assets – A Multi- Jurisdictional Handbook, Kluwer (2016), 127 – 140 (co-author)

  • The Trend from Standards to Rules in International Investment Law and its Impact upon the Interpretive Powers of Arbitral Tribunals
    108 American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (2014), 191 – 193

  • Mass Claims in International Law
    Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2013), 159 – 174, Oxford University Press
  • The New UNCITRAL Transparency Rules: How the Trend towards Transparency differs in Investment and Commercial Arbitration
    Müller, Rigozzi (eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2013, November 2013 (co-authored)

  • The Systemic Integration of International Investment Treaties and the New York Convention
    NYU Transnational Notes, December 2012
  • Individual Civil Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression
    10 No. 1 Journal for International Criminal Justice (2012), 249 – 265, Oxford University Press

  • Collective Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict
    92 No. 879 ICRC Review (2010), 731 – 746, Cambridge University Press

  • Die Humanitäre Besatzung – ein Dilemma des Ius Post bellum (The Humanitarian Occupation – A Dilemma of the Ius Post Bellum)
    Nomos Publishers

Academic appointments

  • Visiting Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
    Spring 2023
  • Scholar-in-Residence, NYU School of Law
    Fall 2022
  • Global Professor of Law from Practice, NYU School of Law
    Spring 2020
  • Global Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law in Paris
    Since 2016
  • Visiting Professor for International Arbitration, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki
    Since 2013
  • Lecturer for International Investment Protection, Bucerius Law School
    Since 2014
  • Lecturer for International Investment Protection, University of Hamburg
    2013 - 2014
  • Global Hauser Fellow from Practice and Government, NYU School of Law
    2014

Memberships

  • Asia International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators
  • Bucerius Center for International Dispute Resolution (Member)
  • CEPANI, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), List of Arbitrators
  • European Organization for Mediation and Arbitration (EODID), List of Arbitrators
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS/DIS40)
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • ICDR Young & International
  • International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee
  • Young ICSID
  • International Law Association, Alternate Member of the Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law (since 2015)
  • Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Panel of International Arbitrators
  • Netherlands Institute of Arbitration (NAI), Panel of Arbitrators
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Panel of Arbitrators
  • Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Member of the Arbitrator Committee
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), List of Arbitrators
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