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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

"He is a very diligent arbitrator who has in-depth knowledge, especially in energy disputes"
"Jörn is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with"
"He has a good reputation in particular with respect to investment and international public law-related arbitration"
"A very clever arbitration specialist, especially experienced in energy arbitration"
"One of the rising stars"


Jörn Hombeck is a Partner at HANEFELD, a leading boutique dispute resolution firm with offices in Hamburg, Germany, and Paris, France.

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 (chairman, sole arbitrator and co-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 investor’s 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 (in particular: ‘follow-on damages claims’). He has been named as a “rising star” (WWL: Arbitration – Future Leaders) and, as was recently noted by JUVE, has been described by competitors as “competent, fast, reliable – in front of state courts and in arbitration”.

Jörn was a regional coordinator of Germany’s DIS40 Group North. 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. 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 [being] rather comparable to that of big law firms than boutique firms.”

The opening of the firm’s Paris office in 2020 reflects the firm’s noteworthy involvement in high profile international commercial and treaty-based cases. The firm’s portfolio includes arbitrations subject to a variety of laws and seated in various jurisdictions (Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and the United States). In addition to their work as counsel, all of the firm’s partners sit as arbitrator in international matters.     

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