Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld

Partner

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, Germany, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, and the United States).

Friedrich is a member of the Thai Arbitrator Committee and is a listed arbitrator of various arbitral institutions. He frequently publishes and lectures on arbitration. His publications include the book “Inherent Powers of Arbitrators” (with F. Ferrari) and “Due Process as a Limit to Arbitral Discretion” (with F. Ferrari and D. Czernich, forthcoming). Friedrich is 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. In spring 2020, he was invited to teach commercial arbitration as Global Professor of Law from Practice at NYU School of Law in New York.

Friedrich studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia Law School in New York. Before joining HANEFELD, he worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. He speaks German, English, French, and Spanish.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitral proceedings

  • Seats: Germany, Netherlands, Japan, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel
  • Applicable substantive laws: German, Qatari, Turkish, Dutch, Japanese, Israeli, International Law

As arbitrator
Sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman in arbitral proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, the DIS, the Voldgiftsinstituttet (DIA), the ICDR, the VIAC, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and in ad hoc proceedings.

  • Seats: Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, United States, Austria, Israel, Greece
  • Applicable substantive laws: German, Danish, Greek, English, Austrian, Israeli

As counsel in state court proceedings / expert

  • Representation of companies and states in proceedings before German courts (focus: enforcement of arbitral awards)
  • Expert witness on public international law
  • Expert and consultant for various international organizations
  • International arbitration in the fields of investment, post-M&A, construction, energy, commercial
  • Public international law & sovereigns
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • “Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld [is a] ‘brilliant mind’.”
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  • “Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld is ‘decisive’.”
    JUVE
  • “Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld is ‘excellent’.”
    JUVE
  • “A ‘dedicated sharp lawyer’ with ‘strong analytical skills’ and the ‘ability to understand complex legal systems’.”
    Who’s Who Legal
  • 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
  • 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)
DateEventSpeechCityCountry
2020SIAC WebinarThe Law Applicable to the Merits./.Online event
2020AIAC WebinarArbitration in a Contactless Society./.Online event
2020NYUThe IBA Rules on the Taking of EvidenceNew YorkUSA
2020NYUCISG in International ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
2019DISCase Management Tools for Saving Costs and Time under the DIS RulesThessalonikiGreece
2019NYUDue Process in International Commercial ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
201914th International M&A ConferenceArbitration of M&A DisputesVersaillesFrance
2019Sciences PoThe Proposal for a Multilateral Investment CourtParisFrance
2019Thai Arbitration CenterTHAC NYU Arbitration ClassBangkokThailand
2019KCAB NYU Seminar on Inherent Powers of ArbitratorsInherent Powers of ArbitratorsSeoulSouth Korea
2019Lyon ConferenceThe Shared System of Control of Arbitral AwardsLyonFrance
2019Belgrade Arbitration ConferenceInherent Powers of Arbitrators to Reconsider and Revise their DecisionsBelgradeSerbia
2019National University of SingaporeInternational vs. Domestic Standards in ArbitrationSingaporeSingapore
2019NYUArbitral awards - What they are and what they are notNew YorkUSA
2018Sciences PoISDS: Taking stock of criticism and proposals for reformParisFrance
2018Bucerius Law SchoolConflict of LawsHamburgGermany
2018ISTACLimits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial ArbitrationIstanbulTurkey
2018Hamburg Arbitration SchoolHamburg Arbitration SchoolHamburgGermany
2018Thai Arbitration CenterTHAC NYU Arbitration ClassBangkokThailand
2018Conference on Conflicts of Law in International ArbitrationThe Law Applicable to Legal Privilege in International ArbitrationViennaAustria
2018National University of SingaporeThe Hardening of Soft Law in International ArbitrationSingaporeSingapore
2017Sciences PoInherent Powers of International Adjudicators to Reconsider and Revise their DecisionsParisFrance
2017Arbitration Santo Domingo ConferenceThe Protection of Weak Parties in International Commercial ArbitrationSanto DomingoDominican Republic
20173rd International Arbitration CongressDiverging Approaches towards the Set-Aside of Arbitral AwardsIstanbulTurkey
2017Seminar of NYU and the Thai Arbitration CentreInternational Commercial Arbitration / Challenges of Arbitrators / Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral AwardsBangkokThailand
2017Conference on the Launch of the Cambridge Compendium on International ArbitrationWeak Parties in International ArbitrationViennaAustria
2017ILA Committee MeetingRule of Law and ArbitrationViennaAustria
2016Expert WorkshopChoice of Law Approaches in International ArbitrationTilburgNetherlands
2016Walther Schücking InstituteThe Backlash against Investment ProtectionKielGermany
2016Conference on the Impact of EU Law on International Commercial ArbitrationThe Rome Regulations in International ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
201612th International M&A ConferenceChanging Paradigms of Investment Protection – TTIP and BeyondMilanItaly
2016Hanoi Law UniversitySeminar on International ArbitrationHanoiVietnam
2016AIJA CongressRecent Developments in Energy Investment ArbitrationMunichGermany
2016Summer School in Transnational Commercial Agreements, Litigation and ArbitrationProcedural Challenges in International ArbitrationVicenzaItaly
2016OECD Capacity Building WorkshopModernising International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement MechanismsJordanJordan
2016Lions ClubRecent Challenges of Investment ArbitrationHamburgGermany
2016America CenterThe Investment Chapter of TTIPHamburgGermany
2015Hamburg Arbitration SchoolIntroduction to Investment ArbitrationHamburgGermany
2015Expert WorkshopThe Proposal for a New Investment CourtTilburgNetherlands
2015Fall conference of DSJVThe Future of Arbitration under TTIPBerlinGermany
2015NYULimits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
2015N.N.Early Dismissal of Claims in Investment ArbitrationTübingenGermany
2015IX International Seminar on Private International LawThe Distinction between Admissibility and Jurisdiction in International ArbitrationMadridSpain
2015Generations in Arbitration ConferenceHow to Win an Arbitration on Weak PointsViennaAustria
2015Belgrade Arbitration ConferenceSecurity for Costs in International ArbitrationBelgradeSerbia
2014N.N.The Use of Investment Arbitration to Overcome Compliance Deficits with the New York ConventionMexico CityMexico
2014Convergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration ConferenceViolating the New York Convention as Grounds for Claims under BITsSanto DomingoDominican Republic
2014NYU Global Fellows ForumBridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement StageNew YorkUSA
2014International Criminal CourtThe State of the International Law on ReparationsThe HagueNetherlands
2014DIS40 North eventRecent Developments in Investment ProtectionHamburgGermany
2014Joint ASIL/ILA MeetingPossible Paradigmatic Changes in the Settlement of International Investment DisputesWashington, D.C.USA
2013DIS40 North eventInterplay of Public and Private Paradigms in International Investment ArbitrationFrankfurt am MainGermany
2013International Law Association ConferenceAbstract Interpretations in Investment LawAthensGreece
2013Global Law WeekDispute Resolution in International Financial TransactionsNew YorkUSA
2013Development of Procedural Forms and Methods of Dispute ResolutionN.N.YekaterinburgRussia
2013European Lawyers ForumInvestment ArbitrationNew YorkUSA
2012N.N.Seminar on ArbitrationYerevanArmenia
YearPublicationSource
2020Due Process as a Limit to Discretion in International Commercial Arbitration (co-editor and co-author)D. Czernich / F. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld (forthcoming)
2020Autonomous versus Domestic Concepts in the New York Convention (co-editor and co-author)F. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld (forthcoming)
2020The Shared Control of Arbitral AwardsL. Di Matteo et al. (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards, pp. 441-455 (forthcoming)
2020Weak Parties in International Commercial ArbitrationA. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (forthcoming)
2020Limitations to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration (co-author)A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (forthcoming)
2020The Law Applicable to the Merits in International Commercial Arbitration (co-author)A. Bjorklund / S. Kröll / F. Ferrari, The Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration (forthcoming)
2019Chapters on Expropriation, Fair and Equitable Treatment, State Responsibility & Compensation, Consent to Arbitrate and the Future of Investment ArbitrationF. Ferrari / B. King, Nutshell on Investment Arbitration
2019The Law Applicable to Legal Privilege in International ArbitrationF. Ferrari / S. Kröll, Conflicts of Laws in International Arbitration
2019The Hardening of Soft Law in International ArbitrationEuropean Review of International Arbitration 2019, pp. 19 et seq
2018Inherent Powers of Arbitrators (co-editor)F. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld
2018Inherent Powers of International Adjudicators to Reconsider and Revise their DecisionsEuropean Review of International Arbitration 2018, pp. 127 et seq.
2017Límites a la Autonomía de las Partes en Arbitraje Internacional (co-author)X Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones 2017, pp. 335 et seq.
2017The Rome Regulations in International Arbitration – The Road Not TakenF. Ferrari, The Impact of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration
2017Iura Novit Curia in International LawEuropean Review of International Arbitration 2017, pp. 131 et seq.
2016Chapter 10: GermanyJørgensen (ed.): Finding, Freezing and Attaching Assets
2016Arbitral Praeliminaria – Reflections on the Distinction between Jurisdiction and Admissibility after BG v. ArgentinaLeiden Journal of International Law 2016, pp. 137 et seq.
2016Yukos revisited – A Case Comment on the Set-aside Decision in Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) et al. v. Russia (co-author)IPrax 2016, pp. 478 et seq.
2016Security for Costs in ICSID Arbitration – A Case Note on RSM v. St. LuciaArbitration International 2016, p. 1 et seq.
2016Limits to Party Autonomy to Protect Weak Parties in International Commercial ArbitrationF. Ferrari, Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration
2016Regime Interactions between the New York Convention and International Investment Law – On Bridging the Gap between Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the Enforcement Stage (co-author)NYU Journal of Law & Business 2016, pp. 295 et seq.
2016Early Dismissal of Claims in Investment ArbitrationA. Kulick (ed.), Contracting Parties’ Reassertion of Control over International Investment Agreements and International Investment Treaty Arbitration
2016Abstract Interpretations in International Investment LawP. Pazartzis / M. Gavouneli (ed.), Reconceptualising the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Resources, Investment and Trade
2014The Trend from Standards to Rules in International Investment Law and its Impact upon the Interpretive Powers of Arbitral TribunalsAmerican Society of International Law, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting
2013The New UNCITRAL Transparency Rules: How the Trend towards Transparency differs in Investment and Commercial ArbitrationMüller / Rigozzi (eds.), New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2013
2013Mass Claims in International LawJournal of International Dispute Settlement 2013, pp. 159 et seq.
2012Individual Civil Responsibility for the Crime of AggressionJournal for International Criminal Justice 2012, pp. 249 et seq.
2012The Systemic Integration of International Investment Treaties and the New York ConventionNYU Transnational Notes
2010Collective Reparation for Victims of Armed ConflictICRC Review 2010, pp. 731 et seq.
  • American Society of International Law
  • Asia International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators
  • Bucerius Center for International Dispute Resolution (Member)
  • Bucerius Alumni Group on Public International & European Law (Co-chair)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators
  • European Organization for Mediation and Arbitration, List of Arbitrators
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS/DIS40)
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes (Member)
  • ICDR Young & International
  • International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee
  • Young ICSID
  • International Law Association, Member of the Committee on Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict (2011-2014)
  • International Law Association, Alternate Member of the Committee on Rule of Law and International Investment Law (since 2015)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), List of Arbitrators
  • Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Panel of International 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