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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Jörn Hombeck is a "rising star" with "in-depth knowledge" of the field. He is described by peers as an "extremely clever arbitration specialist who is particularly experienced in energy disputes".


Jörn Hombeck is a partner with Hanefeld, a boutique dispute resolution firm based in Hamburg, Germany.

Prior to joining Hanefeld in 2013, Jörn worked in the real estate practice group of a major international law firm, during which time he worked on real estate related disputes as well as on major transactions.

At Hanefeld, Jörn primarily acts as counsel in complex national and cross-border litigation matters as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, and in proceedings before dispute adjudication boards. In addition, Jörn frequently sits as arbitrator.

Jörn’s arbitration related track-record includes more than two dozen cases that were conducted, inter alia, under the rules of the ICC, the DIS and the SCC as well as ad hoc proceedings. Moreover, in a large number of litigation proceedings, Jörn has successfully asserted and defended the rights of clients, including in matters relating to the enforcement of arbitral awards, cartel damage claims (acting both on the plaintiff’s and defendant’s side) as well as protecting investors' rights.

Jörn possesses distinct expertise in the areas of real estate (in particular: international construction matters), post-M&A, corporate law, energy (including offshore wind energy) and competition matters (particularly follow-on damages claims). As has recently been noted by JUVE, competitors describe him as an “excellent negotiator”.

Jörn was a regional coordinator of Germany's DIS40 Group North until November 2019. He is frequently engaged as speaker and regularly publishes in the field of dispute resolution. Jörn is fluent in German and English.

Jörn’s professional background goes hand in hand with the international focus and practice of Hanefeld. The unique background and experience of the firm’s lawyers ensures that clients benefit from a particularly profound knowledge and familiarity with the perspective of parties’ counsel, arbitrators and mediators, as well as that of arbitral institutions. Hanefeld’s expertise encompasses commercial and investment arbitration as well as litigation and adjudication. In addition to representing parties before arbitral tribunals and state courts, all members of the firm regularly act as arbitrators or experts on German and international law. The firm also advises on specific procedural issues in arbitration proceedings, provides risk-assessment and strategic advice, and assists parties in enforcement proceedings either as lead-counsel or as co-counsel in cooperation with domestic and international law firms. Hanefeld’s clients include large and medium-sized companies from a variety of sectors and jurisdictions, together with state entities and sovereign states. In 2017, Hanefeld received the prestigious JUVE Award for Law Firm of the Year, for dispute resolution in Germany, and has been distinguished as having “become a benchmark ... with the scope and number of international arbitrations handled by the Hanefeld team as arbitrators or counsel comparable to that of big law firms, rather than boutique firms".

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