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Angelika Hunnefeld is a commercial litigator with more than 25 years’ experience representing clients in cross-border commercial disputes, foreign law and counsel management and client development in multiple languages, including Spanish and Portuguese. Angelika has experience across a broad range of industries including sovereigns, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology and energy. Her representations span several international jurisdictions including Latin America and the Caribbean.

Angelika has represented clients in numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings before different arbitral organizations, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC). As Board Certified Specialist in International Law by The Florida Bar, her experience advising clients on cross-border disputes includes complex arbitration proceedings, matters involving multijurisdictional issues, enforcement of foreign judgments and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

Angelika is frequently called upon by clients to develop strategies related to litigation (including pre-litigation planning), post-acquisition disputes, distribution agreements and commercial settlement negotiations.

She is recognized for arbitration in the Latin Lawyer 250 guide to leading business law firms of Latin America and serves on the International Law Certification Committee of The Florida Bar.


  • International Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • Cross-Border Contract Disputes
  • Pre-Litigation and Pre-Arbitration Advice
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance



  • Represented the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in actions seeking enforcement, and defending against enforcement, of international arbitration award rendered by the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Served as litigation counsel in matters involving the enforcement and vacatur of international and domestic arbitration awards under the New York Convention, the Federal Arbitration Act and the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act
  • Served as litigation counsel in disputes involving foreign citizens and matters of foreign law, requiring expert consultation and presentation of legal issues governed by foreign law.
  • Served as litigation counsel in matters involving discovery requests in the U.S. made in connection with foreign proceedings pending in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Monitored litigation in foreign jurisdictions for U.S. clients and served as liaison with foreign counsel.
  • Assisted major retail client in the implementation of FCPA compliance program in several Latin American countries.
  • Assisted multiple clients with anti-corruption compliance risk assessments and the implementation of FCPA compliance programs in several Latin American countries.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Thomson Reuters, "Stand-Out Lawyers," 2022-2023
  • Listed, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition: Arbitration," 2020-2022 and 2024
  • Chair, International Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Member, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Committee to Oversee Events Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, 2023
  • Committee Board Member, The Florida Bar International Law Board Certification Committee
    • Chair, 2019-2020
    • Vice-Chair, 2018-2019
  • International Chamber of Commerce Institute of World Business Law
    • Council Member
    • Member, Compliance Task Force
  • Advisory Board Member, The Women’s Edge, 2023-Present
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Fellow and Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
  • Former Co-Chair, The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Women in International Law Committee
  • Former Director, American Nicaraguan Foundation
  • Former Director, Nicaraguan American Bar Association, Inc.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1995
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's List All Semesters
    • Executive Editor, Inter-American Law Review
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Florida International University, 1992
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • French, Conversational
  • Portuguese, Conversational