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.”

The Legal 500: “Clifford J. Hendel is perfectly bilingual and great in European tribunals as well as those in the Americas.” “Very strong technically…”

Recent presentations.

  • Speaker at “Spain as a Venue for International Arbitration”, Latin American Day on International Abitration, Madrid, June 19, 2019

  • Co-chair, “2019 CPR European Conference on Business Dispute Management”, London, May 15, 2019

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