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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Dr. Inka Hanefeld’s participation in the School of International Arbitration’s conference

ICC Institute of World Business Law:

The School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London and the ICC Institute of World Business Law annual Joint Symposium – this year in London – tackled the topic of ‘’Tribunal Deliberations and Award Drafting’’. It was already the 37th edition of our Joint Symposium! Thank you Julian Lew QC and Stavros Brekoulakis for this great and long-lasting collaboration. We warmly thank our Chairs Emeritus Council member Teresa Giovannini and Stavros Brekoulakis, all the participants and speakers for animating such a vibrant discussion: Ana Serra e Moura, Council member Georges Affaki, Karyl Nairn, Inka Hanefeld, James Castello, Elizabeth Gloster, Paula Hodges, QC, Audley Sheppard QC, Valeria Galíndez, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Professor Crenguta Leaua and Laurence Shore.

Many thanks Craig Tevendale for hosting once again this Symposium at your premises.

We look forward to meeting you next year in Paris! Eduardo Silva-Romero, Sybille de Rosny-Schwebel, Dr Mary Mitsi 

Dr. Inka Hanefeld will speak at the 37th Annual Joint Symposium of Arbitrators

Founding Partner Inka Hanefeld will speak at the 37th Annual Joint Symposium of Arbitrators organized by the School of International Arbitration and the ICC Institute of World Business Law on 27 June 2022 in London.  Inka will address methods favoring efficient deliberations in a panel on tribunal deliberations alongside Audley Sheppard QC of Clifford Chance, Mika Savola, Valeria Galíndez of Galíndez arb, Karyl Nairn QC of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, James Castello of King & Spalding, Georges Affaki of AFFAKI, and Stavros Brekoulakis of 3 Verulam Buildings


Dr. Dirk Wiegandt’s upcoming speaking engagement at the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

On 23 June 2022, HANEFELD’s Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt will speak on the scope of the disclosure of evidence in antitrust damages actions at an event organised by the Northern Section of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e. V.   


Upcoming Litigation Stammtisch

Please join HANEFELD Hamburg-based Partner Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Associate Marianna Kychenko for the next Litigation Stammtisch. The event will take place on 23 June 2022 at 7.00 pm as an in-person event at the office of Gleiss Lutz in Hamburg (Görtz-Palais, Neuer Wall 86, 20354 Hamburg) and will feature Dr. Lukas Schultze-Moderow, Partner at Gleiss Lutz. A brief presentation by Dr. Schultze-Moderow on the EU Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests and its implementation in Germany will be followed by a Q&A session.

To register for the event, please send an email to by 20 June 2022.

Please note that the event will be held as a “3G” event (so please bring a valid certificate of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery or a negative test result).

HANEFELD's Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt's recent article in ZWeR

HANEFELD's Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt has authored an article on the relationship between antitrust law and arbitration for the most recent edition of the Journal of Competition Law (ZWeR - Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht). The article looks at three different ways by which the relationship between public-interest antitrust laws and private arbitration can be designed: (1) arbitrability, (2) ex post control of arbitral awards, and (3) ex ante control of arbitration agreements. In doing so, the article takes up the recent debate on how arbitration agreements must be phrased in order to cover antitrust damages claims.

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