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Germany as an Arbitration Venue

Germany as a venue for arbitration is in international competition. The state courts, which support and control the arbitral tribunals, are an important competitive factor: are they arbitration-friendly, neutral and fast? An empirical study that evaluates all German court decisions over five years provides robust answers to these questions for the first time. At the same time, it provides insights into the review of arbitral awards by German courts and into the arbitration landscape. The research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Justice.

  • Conference of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the German Arbitration Institute „Stärkung des Streitbeilegungsstandorts Deutschland - Status Quo & Quo Vadis“ (Strengthening Germany as a Dispute Resolution Venue - Status Quo & Quo Vadis), more information available from the German Arbitration Institute
  • Die deutsche Justiz im Wettbewerb der Schiedsstandorte: eine Erhebung zur Spruchpraxis der Gerichte (The German Judiciary in the Competition of Arbitration Venues: A Survey on Court Practice), in: SchiedsVZ 2021, pp. 328–339 (here in Beck-online).
  • Die Landschaft der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit im Spiegel gerichtlicher Entscheidungen (The Arbitration Landscape as Reflected in State Court Judgments), in: SchiedsVZ 2022, pp. 72–84 (here in Beck-online).
  • Empfiehlt es sich, einen deutschen Schiedsort zu wählen? Empirische Daten zur Schiedsfreundlichkeit deutscher Gerichte [Is it Advisable to Choose a German Place of Arbitration? Empirical Data on the Arbitration-Friendliness of German Courts], in: ICC Germany Magazin 14 (2022).
  • Schiedsstandort Deutschland – Eine Erhebung zur Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und zur Spruchpraxis der Gerichte (Germany as an Arbitration Venue – A Survey on Arbitration and Court Practice), C. H. Beck 2025.

Modernization of German Arbitration Law

Commercial Courts and English in Litigations

  • Stärkung der Ziviljustiz in internationalen Wirtschaftsstreitigkeiten durch Einrich­tung von Commercial Courts [Strengthening Civil Justice in International Commercial Disputes by Establishing Commercial Courts], public hearing of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Bundestag on March 1, 2023, Berlin
  • Bewegung am Streitbeilegungsstandort Deutschland: Einführung von Commercial Courts und englischer Gerichtssprache durch das Justizstandort-Stärkungsgesetz [Developments on Germany as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Introduction of Commercial Courts and English in Litigations by the Justizstandort-Stärkungsgesetz], in: SchiedsVZ 2023, pp. 209–223.