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.”

Who’s Who Legal: Designated as Thought Leader in Arbitration 2021. “Outstanding”.  “Clifford Hendel is extremely hard-working and well prepared as counsel and arbitrator” and is noted as “a respected and recognised practitioner.”

Recent presentations.

  • Speaker at The European Circuit of the Bar 2021 Annual Conference, “The Growing Importance of the Court of Arbitration for Sport”, Madrid, September 23-24, 2021

  • Speaker at the Asian International Arbitration Centre, “Disputes at CAS: Understanding the Sports Arbitration Framework”, Virtual Workshop, September 9, 2021

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