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The DIS Arbitration Rules: An Article-by-Article Commentary

Edited by Gustav Flecke-Giammarco, Christopher Boog, Siegfried H. Elsing, Peter Heckel, Anke Meier,
By Daniel Busse, Lucie Gerhardt, Klaus-A. Gerstenmaier, Richard Happ, Robert Hunter, Richard H. Kreindler, David Quinke, Ramona Schardt, Anke Sessler, Rolf Trittmann, Peter Wolrich,
assistedby Alexander Grimm, Ulrich Kopetzki, Alexander Shchavelev


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About this book:
The DIS Arbitration Rules is the first practical commentary on the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules. The new rules of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) entered into force on 1 March 2018. Drafted over an intense period of eighteen months by a committee of globally recognized experts with the active participation of nearly three hundred arbitration practitioners, the DIS Rules stand poised to attract parties seeking dispute resolution not only in Germany but also internationally. This extraordinary book, written by the drafters themselves, with more than 550 pages of article-by-article commentary, is filled with practical insights and recommendations regarding the application of the Rules. The book introduces important novelties and highlights changes to the 1998 Arbitration Rules, and it provides in-depth information on the purpose of each provision.

What’s in this book:
Each provision of the new Rules is given its own chapter, in which the following issues and topics are examined in depth for the specific rule under analysis:

  • use of the provision in practice;
  • modifications from the corresponding provision in the 1998 Rules;
  • relationship to the relevant sections of the German Code of Civil Procedure;
  • comparison with relevant regulations and practices in German State court proceedings;
  • detailed expert commentary, including analysis of case law and legal scholarship;
  • DIS practice concerning the application of the provision; and
  • comparison with similar provisions in other arbitration rules.

The annex section of the book includes an extensive collection of reference materials, including forms, schedule of costs and texts of various international arbitration documents.

The authors and editors have vast experience as counsel and arbitrators in proceedings conducted under the auspices of the DIS and other arbitral institutions. Their intimate familiarity with all aspects of DIS case administration is of immeasurable value to all stakeholders in arbitral proceedings.

How this will help you:
As a genuine user’s guide, this book explains how the new rules are likely to be applied in practice by the arbitral institution, arbitrators and parties. Its practical tips regarding the effective conduct of DIS arbitrations elucidate best practices for counsel and arbitrators and make DIS’s day-to-day case management and decision-making processes more transparent and predictable for users of all levels of experience and expertise. With its international outreach, this book will be easily accessible for practitioners and users of all kinds of levels of experience and expertise.

Publish Date 03/24/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041189950
SKU 10057634-0002
Table of Contents





List of Abbreviations




Practical Tips for the Readers
Gustav Flecke-Giammarco, Christopher Boog, Siegfried H. Elsing, Peter Heckel & Anke Meier

International Arbitration in Germany
Alexander Grimm, Ulrich Kopetzki & Alexander Shchavelev

DIS Model Clauses and the Drafting of the Arbitration Agreement
Peter Wolrich

A Common Law Perspective on the 2018 DIS Rules and International Arbitration in Germany
Richard Kreindler

Introduction to DIS – Past, Present and Future
Robert Hunter

Article-by-Article Commentary

Introductory Provisions
Article 1 Scope of Application
Article 2 Role of the DIS
David Quinke
Article 3 Definitions
Article 4 Submissions, Time Periods, and Time Limits
Gustav Flecke-Giammarco

Request for Arbitration, Answer, Counterclaims and Consolidation of Proceedings
Article 5 Request for Arbitration, Transmission to Respondent, Administrative Fee
Article 6 Commencement of the Arbitration
Richard Happ
Article 7 Respondent’s Notification, Answer and Counterclaim
Klaus-A. Gerstenmaier
Article 8 Consolidation of Arbitrations
Anke Sessler & Peter Heckel

The Arbitral Tribunal
Article 9 Impartiality and Independence of the Arbitrators, Duties of Disclosure
Article 10 Number of Arbitrators
Article 11 Sole Arbitrator
Article 12 Three-Member Arbitral Tribunal
Article 13 Appointment of the Arbitrators
Article 14 Conduct of the Arbitration by the Arbitral Tribunal
Article 15 Challenge of an Arbitrator
Article 16 Early Termination of an Arbitrator’s Mandate
Anke Meier & Lucie Gerhardt

Multi-Contract Arbitration, Multi-Party Arbitration, Joinder
Article 17 Multi-Contract Arbitration
Article 18 Multi-Party Arbitration
Peter Heckel & Anke Sessler
Article 19 Joinder of Additional Parties
Article 20 Three-Member Arbitral Tribunal in Multi-Party Arbitrations
Anke Sessler & Peter Heckel

The Proceedings Before the Arbitral Tribunal
Article 21 Rules of Procedure
Article 22 Seat of the Arbitration
Article 23 Language of the Arbitration
Article 24 Rules of Law Applicable to the Merits
Daniel Busse
Article 25 Interim Relief
Christopher Boog & David Quinke
Article 26 Encouraging Amicable Settlements
Daniel Busse
Article 27 Efficient conduct of the proceedings
Article 28 Establishing the facts
Article 29 Oral hearing
Article 30 Default of a Respondent
Article 31 Closing of Proceedings
Rolf Trittmann & Ramona Schardt

Article 32 Costs of the Arbitration
Article 33 Arbitral Tribunal’s Costs Decisions
Article 34 Arbitrators’ Fees and Expenses
Article 35 Deposit for Fees and Expenses of the Arbitral Tribunal
Article 36 Basis for Calculation of Deposits and Administrative Fees
Siegfried H. Elsing, Gustav Flecke-Giammarco & Klaus-A. Gerstenmaier

Termination of the Arbitration by Award or otherwise
Article 37 Time Limit for the Final Award
Article 38 Effect of the Arbitral Award
Article 39 Content, Form and Transmission of the Arbitral Award
Article 40 Correction of the Arbitral Award
Article 41 Award by Consent
Article 42 Termination of the Arbitration before the Making of a Final Award
Richard Happ

Article 43 Waiver of Right to Object
Richard Happ
Article 44 Confidentiality
David Quinke & Christopher Boog
Article 45 Limitation of Liability
Anke Meier & Lucie Gerhardt


Charts and Graphs

DIS Arbitration Rules 2018

DIS-Schiedsgerichtsordnung 2018

Comparative Table of the Rules 1998 Versus Rules 2018

German Arbitration Law 1998

UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985): With Amendments as Adopted in 2006

New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards


Table of Cases