Supreme Court defines consumer protection laws applicable to arbitration

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

ILO Newsletter, 22. Mai 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled, for the first time, on the applicability of certain consumer protection laws in the context of corporate disputes and clarified the applicable law for assessing the capacity of a consumer when a foreign legal entity is involved. This decision makes clear that the Supreme Court will side with consumers in such cases.


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner