- Disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions, with an amount in controversy exceeding 500,000 euros are heard in Düsseldorf Regional Court or the State Supreme Court for the Düsseldorf Circuit
- Disputes relating to information technologyor media technology, with an amount in controversy exceeding 100,000 euros are heard exclusively in Cologne Regional Court or the State Supreme Court for the Cologne Circuit
- Disputes relating to renewable energy with an amount in controversy exceeding 100,000 euros are heard in the Essen and Bielefeld Regional Courts or the State Supreme Court for the Hamm Circuit).
This deliberate specialisation is designed to strengthen and safeguard the quality of justice in these important and forward-looking areas, despite their ever growing complexity.
At the same time, we are creating the proper framework for the judiciary to be able to adjust, when managing a case, to the needs of the parties in the best possible way. The Court is free to hold parts of the proceedings in camera to protect the confidentiality of commercial or taxpayer information. At the request of the parties, complete confidentiality may even be ensured in Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures.