HENDEL IDR is a Madrid-based law firm focused on international dispute resolution.

Clifford J. Hendel, a US-born and US-trained practitioner with dual US-French nationality, has three decades of experience in international transactions and international disputes, initially as associate and Of Counsel in the New York and Paris offices of a leading global law firm and subsequently as partner of a leading legal Spanish boutique.

Active as arbitrator in international commercial and sports arbitrations, he also acts as counsel, advisor and mediator in international arbitration and litigation matters involving commercial and investment disputes.

Admitted to practice in Madrid, New York, Paris and England and Wales, Mr. Hendel is fluent in English, Spanish and French and conducts proceedings and drafts awards in all three languages.

Mr. Hendel has been ranked continuously for his work by leading directories and guides. Some of the recent accolades include:

Chambers: “Magnificent”. “Renowned arbitrator, Clifford Hendel attracts enviable commentary from peers and clients alike. They describe him as a fantastic individual in his field. He is serious and very meticulous, and gets into the nitty-gritty.” “[A] tremendous lawyer with really good experience in corporate matters.” “[S]ources praise his strong international background. [He is] an all-rounder with tremendous international law knowledge …” “Clifford Hendel’s joint US and Spanish law qualifications contribute to his popularity among parties looking to appoint arbitrators in international disputes.”

Recent presentations.

  • Speaker “Practical considerations: The arbitrator’s perspective”, ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on “Catch me if (and while) you can: How to navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration”, part of the 17th edition of the ICC Miami conference, Miami, November 10, 2019

  • Speaker “Reencuentro de dos mundos de habla hispana: España y Perú”, Arbitration conference of the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, Lima, November 7, 2019

  • Moderator, Panels on “When and Where to Arbitrate and When and Where to Litigate”, and “Financing Arbitration and Litigation and the Rise of Orders for Security Costs”, 8th Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Society (AtIAS), Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2019

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