Part One – General Provisions

Section 3 – Local Jurisdiction

(1) The insolvency court within whose district a debtor has its1) place of general jurisdiction has exclusive local jurisdiction. If the centre of a self-employed economic activity carried on by the debtor is located in a different place, the insolvency court within whose district this place is located has exclusive jurisdiction.

(2) If more than one court has jurisdiction, the court to which application is first made for commencement of insolvency proceedings shall exclude the other courts.


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German Insolvency Code / in force since 29. December 2016