New Commercial Courts in Germany

On November 1, 2020, two new Commercial Courts were initiated in Stuttgart and Mannheim, Germany.  A link to these courts’ website can be found here.

Proceedings will be conducted before three “[h]ighly experienced judges with outstanding qualifications and expertise in commercial law….” Notably, “[e]very judge is able to conduct the proceedings in English if [the parties] so choose. Documents in English which are the object of the dispute can be used in the proceedings. As such, it is not necessary to obtain extensive translations of contractual documents or engage the services of interpreters.”