Hamburg stands out from other German cities due to the cluster of several international arbitration institutions which are located here.
Hamburg has a long tradition of settling commercial disputes.
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.
Hamburg is Germany`s gate to the world.
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.