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Proceedings Initiated in 2021

Types of proceedings 2020 2021  
Total number of DIS proceedings   165 133  
DIS Arbitration Rules   132 110  
  of which 1998 DIS Arbitration Rules     2
  of which with Annex 4     6
  of which with Annex 5     11
  of which with Annexes 4+5     0
  relating to Packaging Law     0
DIS/Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) arbitration proceedings   13 13  
  of which IHK Mittlerer Niederrhein     1
  of which IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg     2
  of which IHK Frankfurt am Main     3
  of which IHK Regensburg
für Oberpfalz/ Kelheim
    1
  of which IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt     1
  of which IHK Stuttgart     1
  of which IHK München und Oberbayern     4
2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules   17 2  
subtotal of arbitration proceedings   162 125  
conciliation   1 0  
mediation   1 5  
adjudication   0 0  
expert determination   1 1  
subtotal ADR proceedings   3 6  
other proceedings (ad hoc Appointing Authority)   0 2  

Arbitration Proceedings – Value of Disputes in 2021*

  2020 2021
Value of disputes** 2.251.664.294 € 1.572.579.129 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (statements of claim) 1.807.711.172 € 1.205.970.764 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (increase in the amount claimed/counter-claims) 442.445.555 € 365.628.658 €
of which DIS/IHK arbitration proceedings 1.507.567 € 979.708 €
Value of disputes 2020 2021
lowest 2.000 € 1.000 €
highest 440.000.000 € 151.054.173 €

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (132 proceedings 2020/123 proceedings in 2021).
** Taking into account the value of arbitration proceedings (DIS/IHK) commenced in the relevant year only, as well as the increase in the amount claimed and counter-claims filed during the relevant year (irrespective of when the arbitration proceedings were initiated). Accordingly, this is not the total value of all arbitration proceedings pending in the relevant year.

Arbitration Proceedings – Places of Arbitration 2021*

City Number of cases
Aachen 1
Berlin 7
Bielefeld  1
Bonn  3
Borken 1
Bremen 3
Chemnitz 1
Köln 6
Düsseldorf 17
Erfurt 1
Erlangen 1
Frankfurt am Main 22
Frechen 1
Hamburg 10
Hannover 1
Herne 1
Kleve 1
Krefeld 1
Lohsa 1
Mannheim 2
Marktheidenfeld 1
Mülheim an der Ruhr 1
München 18
Nassau 2
Nürnberg 1
Osnabrück 1
Regensburg 2
Selm 1
Stuttgart 11
Wittmund 1
Wolfsburg 1
Total 122

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (122 proceedings).

Arbitration Proceedings – Language of the Proceedings 2021*

Languages of the proceedings 2020 2021
English 41 (33%) 37 (30%)
German 84 (67%) 85 (70%)

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (125 proceedings).

Arbitration Proceedings – Involvement of Foreign Parties 2021*

Proceedings with foreign parties 2020 2021
Total 65 (49%) 43 (35%)
of which arbitration proceedings with one foreign party 50 32
of which arbitration proceedings with foreign parties on both sides 15 11

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (132 proceedings in 2020/123 proceedings in 2021).

Arbitration Proceedings – Represented Countries 2020/2021*

  2020 2021
Number of countries represented 34 54
     
Austria 5 4
Belgium 2 3
Brasil 1 -
China  8 2
Cyprus 1 -
Denmark - 3
Dominican Republic 1 -
Egypt 1 -
France - -
Grand Cayman 1 -
Great Britain 5 4
Greece - -
Hungary 1 -
Italy - 1
Japan 1 1
Jersey 1 -
Jordan 1 -
Kazakhstan 1 -
Latvia 1 -
Lichtenstein 5 2
Luxembourg 3 5
Malta 2 -
Netherlands 9 10
Norway 1 -
Poland 2 1
Romania 3 -
Russia 5 -
Serbia 1 -
Singapore 1 -
Slovakia 1 -
Slovenia - 1
South Korea 1 -
Spain 1 1
Sweden 1 2
Switzerland 7 3
Taiwan - 2
Thailand 1 -
Turkey - 1
Ukraine 3 1
United Arab Emirates 2 -
United States of America 6 7

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (132 proceedings in 2020/123 proceedings in 2021).

Arbitration Proceedings – Multi-Party Proceedings 2021*

Multi-party proceedings 2020 2021
Total 43 (32,5%) 30 (24,4%)
of which multiple claimants 13 9
of which multiple respondents 23 20
of which multiple parties on both sides 7 1

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (132 proceedings in 2020/123 proceedings in 2021).

Sport Arbitration Proceedings

Dynamic development of the case load since the establishment of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2008

The German Court of Arbitration decides as Arbitration Court for the first instance, the appellate instance and about submissions for interim relief

Instances of sport arbitration proceedings 2020 2021
Total 17 2
of which 1st instance 15 2
of which appellate instance 2 -
of which interim relief  - -

Types of the subject matter

Types of the subject matter 2020 2021
Total 17 2
of which anti-doping-disputes 15 -
of which general sports-related disputes 2 2

Applications for financial aid 2021 (as introduced by 2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules) did not take place in any proceeding.

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