Our judges

The highly qualified judges at the Mannheim and Stuttgart Commercial Courts are fully impartial and are only subject to the law. They are not appointed by the parties themselves and do not serve in any role beyond that of a counsel.

Judges in Stuttgart

Dr Patrick Melin, LL.M. (PSU)

Presiding judge
commercial civil division

Dr Alexander Schumann

Presiding judge
division for commercial matters

Dr Fabian Osswald, LL.M. (UVA)

Deputy presiding judge
commercial civil division

Dr Ulrike Malcher

Assessor
commercial civil division

Axel Rinnert

Assessor
commercial civil division

Judges in Mannheim

Dr Torsten Henning

Presiding judge
division for commercial matters
commercial civil division

Benjamin Stihler

Deputy presiding judge
commercial civil division

Dr Matthias Alles

Assessor
commercial civil division

Dr Vanessa Seibel

Assessor
commercial civil division

Dr Kai Thomas Brauneisen, LL.M. (NYU)

Assessor
commercial civil division

Court of appeal

Florian Diekmann

Presiding judge
Appeals Senate
(Commercial Court of Appeal)

Andreas Voß

Presiding judge
Appeals Senate
(Commercial Court of Appeal)