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.

Publication: ICC and DIS Rules commentary

We are happy to share that HANEFELD’s Managing Partner Jan Heiner Nedden, along with Ulrich Kopetzki and Axel Benjamin Herzberg, LL.M. (London), has edited the newest edition of the article-by-article standard commentary on the #ICC and #DIS Rules. HANEFELD’s Partner Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts also figures among the distinguished authors. 

The second edition of the commentary includes the latest changes to the ICC and DIS Rules as well as recent topical case law and will be released soon (pre-ordering is already possible).

Further contributors include Niuscha Bassiri, Rouven F. Bodenheimer, Heiko Haller, Dr. Paul Hauser, Meike von Levetzow, Dr. Simon Manner, David Quinke, Dr. Judith Sawang, Alexander Schilling, Dr. Friederike Strack, LL.M. and Philipp K. Wagner.

Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt | #internationalarbitration#publication#commentary

Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld’s upcoming speaking engagement on evidence in international arbitration

Join our Partner Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld in a joint New York UniversityVoldgiftsinstituttet - The Danish Institute of ArbitrationCopenhagen Business School event on evidence in international arbitration, following the publication of the Handbook of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration ( The event will also feature Franco Ferrari of New York University, Peter Arnt Nielsen of Copenhagen Business School, Giuditta Cordero-Moss of the University of Oslo (UiO), Jonathan Lim of WilmerHale, Hattie Middleditch of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Kenneth Hvelplund Pedersen of Gorrissen Federspiel, Julie Arnth Jørgensen of the Eastern High Court of Denmark, and Steffen Pihlblad of the Voldgiftsinstituttet - The Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

15:30 - 17:15 pm CEST

The event is online, free of charge and open to all. Register in advance using the following link: 

Dr. Maria Hauser-Morel is named APOW (arbitration practitioner of the week) by Jus Mundi

Jus Mundi:

Arbitration Practitioner of the Week | #APOW: We’re nominating Maria Hauser-Morel, a Counsel at HANEFELD. She is Polish and speaks English, French, and Polish. Check out her enriched profile & CV via #JusConnect by Jus Mundi.

Maria has been an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, mainly dealing with transportation and storage. 

Best Lawyers’ recognitions

We are pleased to announce that Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt have recognized 5 HANEFELD lawyers in its 2022 edition for Germany:  

-    Inka Hanefeld is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration and Arbitration and Mediation

-    Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts and Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) are recognized as “Best Lawyers” for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, and Arbitration and Mediation

-    Dr. Dirk Wiegandt is recognized as “One to Watch” for Arbitration and Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Competition / Antitrust Law

-    Viktoria Schneider is recognized as “One to Watch” for International Arbitration and Arbitration and Mediation  

Congratulations to all!