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Dr Friedrich Rosenfeld

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Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte

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Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings, as expert witness, and as arbitrator. The focus of his practice is international arbitration and public international law. Friedrich studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia Law School in New York. Before joining Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, he worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. 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 2014, he was appointed Global Hauser Fellow from Practice & Government at NYU School of Law.


Since 2011 Attorney with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg 2011 Consultant with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), Phnom Penh 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 2005 Internship with IOM Claims Programmes, Geneva 2004 Internship with the German Embassy, Lima


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Bucerius Alumni Group on Public International & European Law (Co-chair) British Institute of International & Comparative Law German Institution of Arbitration (DIS/DIS40) Hamburg Arbitration Circle ICC Young Arbitrators Forum ICDR Young & International 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) Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration, Panel of Arbitrators Vienna International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Reserve Panel of Arbitrators, Member of the Bucerius Center for International Dispute Settlement


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 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)

Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Highly professional and service-oriented’ boutique Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte has international arbitration at its core and focuses on commercial and contractual disputes. Founding partner Inka Hanefeld, who is regarded as ‘one of the best arbitrators in Germany’, also acts as party counsel, most notably in contentious plant engineering, energy and post-M&A matters. The recommended Jan Heiner Nedden recently acted as arbitrator in several proceedings that involved state participation, while the ‘very experiencedNils Schmidt-Ahrendts handles the largest proportion of party counsel instructions. The ‘smartFriedrich Rosenfeld was elevated to the partnership.

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