Arbitration Tribunal

The Arbitration Tribunal of the Grain Traders’ Association
of the Hamburg Stock Exchange has been the oldest in the industry.


Resolve disputes between two contracting parties

Since its foundation in 1863, the Arbitration Tribunal of the Grain Traders’ Association of the Hamburg Stock Exchange has been the oldest in the industry and, with some 25-50 proceedings handled annually, also the most frequently called upon. Its aim is to settle disputes between two or several contracting parties in the grain and feed trade. To this end, one party files a request for arbitration to assert its rights, for example in the event of non-payment, non-performance of the contract or deficient quality of goods. If you have a disagreement with a contracting party and are considering the possibility of arbitration, please contact us. We will gladly inform you about the modalities.

In contrast to state court proceedings before the local or regional court, arbitration proceedings are proceedings according to agreed rules before arbitrators who have been appointed in advance by the respective arbitral parties. Similar to state court proceedings (judgement), arbitration proceedings are concluded with a decision in the form of an arbitral award.

The Rules of Arbitration regulate the proceedings before the Arbitration Court and the Higher Arbitration Court.

Our list of arbitrators is updated regularly. Here you will find competent arbitrators who are available for arbitration proceedings. The prerequisite for becoming an arbitrator is that you are or have been the owner, member of the board of directors, managing director, personally liable partner or authorized signatory of a company relevant to the sector, which is or was entered in a commercial register or register of cooperatives in the Federal Republic of Germany. Please contact us if you are interested.

Download Rules of Arbitration

Download the current arbitration rules of the VdG e.V.

Download List of Arbitrators

Download the current List of Arbitrators of the VdG e.V.


Verein der Getreidehändler der Hamburger Börse e.V.
Adolphsplatz 1 (Börse)
Kontor 24
20457 Hamburg

040 36 9879 – 0



    Your Contact

    Alexander Bauer

    Alexander Bauer

    Lawyer (in-house lawyer)

    Tel.:040 – 369879 11