Welcome to Hamburg

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is an ideal location for national and international dispute resolution proceedings.

This website aims to provide information on the dispute resolution instruments, the local institutions and actors as well as the city's conditions for proceedings.

A long tradition of dispute settlement

With highly qualified courts, around twenty arbitration institutions and several mediation facilities, business people in this trading and service-oriented city have been settling domestic and international commercial disputes for centuries.

A strong business environment

More than 140,000 businesses are members of the Chamber of Commerce, which is the oldest German institution of its kind (founded 1665). About 20,000 companies do business in foreign countries and about 3,500 subsidiaries of foreign parent companies round off the city’s foreign trade.

Gateway to the world

Hamburg is often referred to as 'gateway to the world'. This expression is used not only because of the about 100 consulates which are based here, but mainly because of the port, which is one of the largest ports in the world. Moreover, the city is the third largest centre for civil aviation.

Get information on the various dispute resolution instruments and the selection criteria which often play a role.

You can easily find a local problemsolver. Use our search engine to look for people, institutions or services and facilities.

Hamburg is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it provides perfect conditions for proceedings. Learn more.

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