Law and advice

The GDBA legal department specializes in labor and social law. Our lawyers are happy to help our members with all labor and social law issues relating to their profession. We also offer our members legal protection.

Please send your request to recht@gdba.de

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Stage Arbitration Court

When things get tight, we represent our members before the stage arbitration court. To ensure that the proceedings are conducted in a professional manner, the process is accompanied by so-called assessors (GDBA members) who make their stage knowledge available to the court, because the peculiarities of theatre making should also be recognised in court.  

If you are interested in being an assessor at the stage arbitration court, please contact the relevant regional chair. No previous experience is necessary, the GDBA offers fascinating training courses.

A. District stage arbitration courts (1st instance)

District Stage Arbitration Court Berlin
(for Berlin and Brandenburg):

Office:
c/o Landesarbeitsgericht Berlin-Brandenburg
Magdeburger Platz 1
10785 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 / 90171-306
Fax +49 (0)30 / 90171-777

Chair:
President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Labor Court
Dr. Ursula Hantl-Unthan

Deputy Chairman:
Former President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Labour Court
Dr. Christian Lampe

Chemnitz District Stage Arbitration Court
(for Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia):

Office:
c/o Chemnitz Labor Court, Room 107
Zwickauer Str. 54
09112 Chemnitz
Phone +49 (0)371 / 45 37 220
Fax +49 (0)371 / 45 37 222

Chair:
Representative of the Director of the Chemnitz Labor Court
Hilmar Toelle

Deputy:
Judge at Chemnitz Labor Court
Volker Löffler

District Stage Arbitration Court Frankfurt am Main
(for Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg):

Office:
c/o Landesarbeitsgericht Frankfurt am Main
Gutleutstr. 130
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0)69 / 15047-8408
Fax +49 (0)69 / 15047-8484

Chair:
Presiding Judge at the Regional Labor Court in Frankfurt am Main
Anja Fink

Deputy Chairwoman:
President of the Frankfurt Labour Court
Dr. Bettina Günther

District Stage Arbitration Court Hamburg
(for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania):

Office:
c/o Landesarbeitsgericht Hamburg
Court building, room 417
Osterbekstr. 96
22083 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 / 42863-5634
Fax no. +49 (0)40 / 4279-62990
Fax no. alternatively (post office): +49 (0)40 / 4279-62804

Chair:
President of the Hamburg Regional Labour Court
Birgit Voßkühler

Deputy Chair:
Judge at the Hamburg Labour Court
Dr. Susanne Loßmann

District Stage Arbitration Court Cologne
(for North Rhine-Westphalia)

Office:
c/o Landesarbeitsgericht Köln
Blumenthalstr. 33
50670 Köln
Tel. +49 (0)221 / 7740-370, Ms. Mösta
Fax-No. +49 (0)221 / 7740-356 LAG Cologne

Chairwoman:
Presiding judge at the Cologne Regional Labor Court
Annika Gey

Deputy Chair:
Judge at the Cologne Labor Court
Dr. Anne Babette Goebel

District Stage Arbitration Court Munich
(for Bavaria)

Office:
c/o Landesarbeitsgericht München
Winzererstr. 106
80797 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 / 30619-205
Fax +49 (0)89 / 30619-211

Chair:
Vice President at the Regional Labor Court in Munich
Dr. Petra Förschner

Substitute:
Presiding Judge at the Regional Labor Court in Munich
Angelika Hauf

B. Stage Higher Arbitration Court (2nd instance)

Office:
Stage Higher Arbitration Court
c/o Hessian State Labour Court
Gutleutstrasse 130
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 (0)69 / 15047-8408
Fax: +49 (0)69 / 15047-8484

Chair:
Presiding Judge at the Hessian Regional Labor Court
Dr. Peter Gegenwart

Deputy Chairwoman:
Presiding Judge at the Hessian Higher Labor Court
Annika Gey

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