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 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, subsequently as partner of a leading legal Spanish boutique, and currently in his own firm.

Active as arbitrator in international commercial and sports arbitrations, he has acted as counsel, advisor and mediator in international 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, conducts proceedings and drafts awards in all three languages, and currently in his own firm.

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

Chambers (Band 1): Some comments over the years: “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 since 2021. Recognized over the years as “Outstanding”,  “Clifford Hendel is a highly devoted lawyer and arbitrator” with “very strong analytical skills and a phenomenal grip on legal issues” and the “ability to conduct proceedings with an iron fist in a silk glove”.

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