Dr Fabian Richter Reuschle

Dr Fabian Richter Reuschle is deputy presiding judge of the 3rd and 22nd Chambers of the Stuttgart Regional Court (Landgericht), a post he has held since November 2017. The 22nd Chamber deals with insurance law and is responsible for investors’ claims against Porsche Automobil Holding SE. He is member of both chambers since February 2015.

Prior to this, he spent 9 months on secondment to the 5th Senate of the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) dealing with international private law. Before this, he served as deputy presiding judge of the 12th Chamber (banking law) of the Stuttgart Regional Court for two years. In addition to his duties as judge, Dr Reuschle also held the post of assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Heidelberg.

In 2007, Dr Reuschle was seconded as stagiaire to the Cabinet of the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice Prof. Dr Juliane Kokott, and from April 2005 to February 2007 served as a judge at the Ludwigsburg City Court (Amtsgericht).

Earlier in his career, Dr Reuschle led the development of the Capital Markets Model Case Act (KapMuG) while on secondment to the German Federal Ministry of Justice. The Act establishes a lead case procedure for the collective handling of individual capital market-related actions, similar to the US class action system. Dr Reuschle was the German head delegate to both the Diplomatic Session referring the Hague Securities Convention (2003), and Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce, 2002-2004) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

In 2005, Dr Reuschle authored a Commentary on the Montreal Convention on the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, a second revised edition of which was published in 2011. He published and authored together with Professor Hess and Professor Rimmelspacher a Commentary on the KapMuG (Kölner Kommentar zum KapMuG, 2nd edition 2014).

Dr Reuschle studied law in Passau and Munich, receiving his PhD in civil procedure law in 1997, and began his career in 1999 as a prosecutor in Stuttgart. He is married and has two children.

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