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.

Founding and Managing Partner Inka Hanefeld will serve as Vice-Chair to the newly founded ICC Court Alumni Group

Open to all former members of the Court, the Group will engage members in support of ICC’s commitment to investing in and innovating ICC’s world-leading arbitral process to provide business and other users with effective alternative #disputeresolution methods to support global commerce. More information on the ICC Court Alumni Group is available under:                      

Upcoming Litigation Stammtisch

HANEFELD Partner Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Associate Marianna Kychenko are pleased to invite you to their upcoming Litigation Stammtisch on trends in litigation funding in Germany. The event will take place on 21 October 2021 at 7.00 pm as a hybrid event in the office of Ebner Stolz Hamburg (Ludwig-Erhard Straße 1, 20459 Hamburg) and will feature Dr. Malte Stübinger, Senior Legal Counsel at Deminor. A brief presentation by Dr. Stübinger on litigation funding trends in Germany will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks. To register for the event, please send an email to by 18 October 2021 and indicate whether you will participate in person or require a link for virtual participation. Please note that the event can only be held as a “2G” event (i.e. participants should bring a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery).

Viktoria Schneider will speak at the Digital Justice Conference 2021

On 7 October 2021, HANEFELD Associate Viktoria Schneider will speak at the Digital Justice Conference 2021 organized by Viktoria and her co-panellists will discuss the potential of digitalisation and the possibilities of combining different dispute resolution fora for the benefit of consumers. The Digital Justice Conference 2021 is dedicated to the digitalisation of justice, alternative digital dispute resolution and #AccessToJustice. The event will be held online. Interested persons should register in advance:


HANEFELD Partners recognized again as Thought Leaders in the 2021 edition of Who's Who Legal

Congratulations to HANEFELD partners Jan Heiner Nedden and Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts on being again recognized as Thought Leaders in the 2021 edition of Who's Who Legal. Sincere thanks to our clients and peers for their fruitful collaboration and continued trust and recognition.

HANEFELD listed for the 6th consecutive year in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100

We are delighted to share that HANEFELD has been listed for the 6th consecutive year in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100, the worldwide guide to the top 100 law firms in international arbitration.   We thank our clients and peers for their continued trust and recognition and are grateful to our teams in Paris and Hamburg for their commitment.