The German Arbitration Institute (DIS) revised its arbitration rules for the first time in 20 years. The new DIS rules apply to international and domestic arbitrations and become applicable 1 March 2018. The revised rules follow common global trends for greater efficiency and transparency in arbitration. The modifications include for example: The Request for Arbitration and Answer, Multi-Contract Arbitration and Multi-Party Arbitration, the Efficient Conduct of the Proceedings or the Costs. Besides German disputes, the DIS has administered an increasing number of non-German disputes within recent years. In 25% of the proceedings, the language is English. In 34% of the cases at least one foreign party is involved. Baker McKenzie’s German International Arbitration Team will talk about all the important changes in a video podcast over the next two months, with a new video coming out twice a week.

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Conclusion by Jörg Risse (1 April 2018)1
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In this last video Jörg Risse will sum up all the main changes of the revised DIS-Rules while pointing out what really matters.


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Expedited Proceedings by Gerrit Niehoff (27 March 2018)
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Time is of the essence - this applies not only to contract law but also to arbitration. How to conduct arbitration proceedings in an even more efficient way will be presented by Gerrit Niehoff (Annex 4 of the DIS-Rules).

Efficient Conduct of the Proceedings by Markus Altenkirch (26 March 2018)
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Do you want to conduct arbitration proceedings quicker and at lower cost? Markus Altenkirch is going to demonstrate how the DIS provides for more efficiency in arbitration proceedings in (Article 27 of the new DIS-Rules).

The Proceedings before the Arbitral Tribunal I by Max Oehm (21 March 2018)
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A clear hierarchy of norms, the rules of law and whether arbitral tribunals are permitted to and should encourage settlement – these are the topics Max Oehm discusses in his video “The Proceedings before the Arbitral Tribunal I”.

Multi-Contract Arbitration and Multi-Party Arbitration by Hein Jürgen Schramke (19 March 2018)
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An arbitration with 4, 5 or 6 parties under 2, 3 or 4 contracts? Jürgen Schramke gives an overview of the difficulties of Multi-Contract Arbitration and Multi-Party Arbitration which are described in (Articles 17-20 of the DIS-SchO).

The Arbitral Tribunal II by Tobias Höfling(14 March 2018)
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Changes in the (Articles 13-16 DIS-SchO) are being explained by Tobias Höfling.

The Arbitral Tribunal I by Maximilian Sattler (12 March 2018)
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Talking about the number of arbitrators in the arbitral tribunal, Maximilian Sattler deals with Article 10 and the changes in the new DIS Arbitration rules in his video “The Arbitral Tribunal.”

Request for Arbitration and Answer by Annette Keilmann (7 March 2018)
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Different arbitration organizations take different paths for accelerating proceedings. In her video “Request for Arbitration and Answer”, Annette Keilmann gives an insight how the German Arbitration Institute addresses this issue in (Articles 5-8 DIS-SchO).

Introductory Provisions by Jürgen Mark (5 March 2018)
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In his video “Introductory Provisions”, Jürgen Mark explains the two new features which all users of DIS arbitration should be aware of (Articles 1-4 DIS-SchO).

Hello Rules Revision by Heiko Haller (28 February 2018)
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Hello Rules Revision! The German Arbitration Institute (DIS) revised its arbitration rules for the first time in 20 years. Therefore, the German Dispute Resolution team of Baker McKenzie has started a podcast focusing on the revised rules, which apply to international and domestic arbitrations which are due to come into force on or after 1 March 2018. In this first video Heiko Haller gives a detailed introduction on the main changes users have to be aware of.

Termination of the Arbitration by Jasmin Sayers (9 April 2018)
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Jasmin Sayers shows three main changes arbitration users have to be aware of when it comes to the termination of DIS arbitrations in (Articles 37-42) of the DIS-Rules.

Costs by Heiko Plassmeier (4 April 2018)
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One of the most vigorously debated areas of the DIS rules revision are the costs. Heiko Plassmeier will shed light on the new provisions on costs in (Articles 32-36) of the DIS-Rules.

The Proceedings before the Arbitral Tribunal II by Jan Frohloff (2 April 2018)
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Jan Frohloff gives you a short insight about the establishing of facts, the oral hearings, the default of a respondent and the closing of the proceeding in (Articles 28-31) DIS Rules.

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