Legal cases involving artificial intelligence, algorithms or platform economy are often highly complex and require both specific legal expertise and a high degree of technological competence. The specialised judges are highly skilled and experienced and possess extensive expertise in this specific and often technologically very complex subject matter. The judicial authorities in Cologne also host ITD, the information technology service provider for the NRW justice portfolio. ITD looks after every IT workplace that belongs to Justice in North Rhine-Westphalia. It goes without saying that this delivers the right synergies, and there is no shortage of qualified personnel, given that many young judges bring the necessary experience from their time with ITD.
International expertise centred at a media and IT hub
The Cologne business region is home to numerous IT and media firms of international renown. By assigning cases to Cologne, we are bundling expertise and streamline lines of communication
State-of-the-art IT and videoconferencing equipment
In Cologne, too, parties benefit from cutting-edge technology, modern premises and efficient organisation. All of Cologne Regional Court’s civil courtrooms are fitted with high-end equipment to ensure that parties can attend via video link.
Dr Martin Koepsel
Presiding Judge at Cologne Regional Court