Stuttgarter Commercial Court Symposium

on May 8, 2023

On May 8, 2023, the first Stuttgart Commercial Court Symposium will take place in the presence of top-class guests from the judiciary, business and academia. Among other things, keynote speeches, a panel discussion, and reports from Commercial Court practice await participants. The number of participants is already complete for this year. However, you are welcome to access selected content and summaries of the presentations here on the site afterwards. Below is the program:


09:00 am Arrival and accreditation of the participants
09:30 am Welcome
Minister of Justice and Migration
Baden-Württemberg Marion Gentges MdL
09:45 am Practice of Commercial Courts
Moderation: Dr. Claudia Kornmeier
The work of the Stuttgart Commercial Court
Dr. Patrick Melin, LL.M. (Stuttgart Regional Court)
Dr. Alexander Schumann (Stuttgart Regional Court)
Dr. Thomas Klink (Stuttgart Higher Regional Court)
Field reports from the legal profession
Dr. Eva Nase (Pöllath & Partner)
Julia Klesse, LL.M. (GLNS)
10:45 am Coffee break
11:00 am Panel discussion
Draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Justice
on the introduction of Commercial Courts
Moderation: Dr. Claudia Kornmeier
Ministerial Director Elmar Steinbacher (JuM BW)
Dr. Larissa Thole (BMJ)
Dr. Stefan Rützel (Gleiss Lutz)
Niels Lau (BDI)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Riehm (University of Passau)
12:30 am Lunch in Foyer II
Possibility of a guided tour of the Stuttgart Commercial Court
02:00 pm Impulse lecture
Does Germany need a codified company purchase law?
Prof. Dr. Jörg Risse, LL.M. (Baker McKenzie)
02:45 pm Keynote speech
The Netherlands Commercial Court
Duco Oranje (Präsident des NCC Court of Appeal)
03:30 pm Keynote speech
Commercial Court versus Arbitration Court from a Corporate Perspective
Dr. Jörg Kondring (Voith)
04:00 pm Closing remarks
President of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart
Dr. Andreas Singer