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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Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt as guest lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin

On 18 January 2022, HANEFELD's Hamburg based Senior Associate Dr. Dirk Wiegandt will give a guest lecture on international antitrust litigation at the Humboldt University of Berlin as part of the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) LL.M. - Berlin lecture series. The IDR LL.M. is offered by the Law Faculty of Humboldt University Berlin as a one-year full-time graduate degree program in international dispute resolution with a strong emphasis on international arbitration. The master’s program is open to law graduates from jurisdictions around the world and is taught exclusively in English.

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Report on key developments

HANEFELD’s Hamburg based Associate Viktoria Schneider contributed to Arbitration 2021 Year in Review, a report on the key developments that 2021 has brought for arbitration in France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Turkey and Latin America. The report was prepared in collaboration with Jus Mundi and multiple regional Very Young Arbitration Practitioners initiatives.

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Season’s Greetings

The HANEFELD team in Hamburg and Paris extends its warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and the very best for 2022. A sincere thanks to our clients, colleagues, peers and friends for their treasured collaboration this year! We look forward to staying connected, both online and hopefully in-person again very soon.

ICC Taskforce on disability inclusion

HANEFELD is proud to announce that Maria Hauser-Morel and Dr. Johanna Büstgens have both been appointed as members of the newly established ICC Arbitration Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration. The task force was formed by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR upon proposal by Claudia Salomon, the new President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Maria and Johanna are looking forward to contributing to the task force's mission to produce guidelines to enable disability inclusion in international arbitration.

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HANEFELD Partners and Counsel included in Who´s Who Legal´s Arbitration rankings for 2022

HANEFELD is pleased to announce that Partners Inka Hanefeld, Jan Heiner Nedden, Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Jörn Hombeck, LL.M. (Auckland) and Counsel Maria Hauser-Morel are included in Who's Who Legal's Arbitration rankings for 2022.  

Thank you to our peers and clients for their recommendations and continued trust.