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Proceedings Initiated in 2020

Types of proceedings 2019 2020  
Total number of DIS proceedinds   151 165  
DIS Arbitration Rules   110 132  
  of which 1998 DIS Arbitration Rules     1
  of which with Annex 4     10
  of which with Annex 5     12
  of which with Annexes 4+5     0
  relating to PackagingLaw     5
DIS/Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) arbitration proceedings   13 13  
  of which IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld     1
  of which IHK Bonn     1
  of which IHK Frankfurt/Main     3
  of which IHK Köln     1
  of which IHK Münich und Oberbayern     2
  of which IHK Nürnberg für Mittelfrank     1
  of which IHK Ostthüringen zu Gera     1
  of which IHK Rhein-Neckar     2
  of which IHK Stuttgart     1
2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules   22 17  
subtotal of arbitration proceedings   145 162  
conciliation   3 1  
mediation   1 1  
adjudication   0 0  
expert determination   1 1  
subtotal ADR proceedings   5 3  
other proceedings (ad hoc Appointing Authority)   1 0  

Arbitration Proceedings – Value of Disputes in 2020*

  2019 2020
Value of disputes** 1.666.834.617 € 2.251.664.294 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (statements of claim) 1.340.047.971 € 1.807.711.172 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (increase in the amount claimed/counter-claims) 321.106.433 € 442.445.555 €
of which DIS/IHK arbitration proceedings 5.680.213 € 1.507.567 €
Value of disputes 2019 2020
lowest 2.277 € 2.000 €
highest 600.000.000 € 440.000.000 €

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (123 proceedings 2019/132 proceedings in 2020).
** 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 2020*

Country City Number of cases
Germany Berlin 9
Germany Bielefeld 1
Germany Bonn 2
Germany Bremen 1
Germany Dresden 1
Germany Duisburg 1
Germany Düsseldorf 7
Germany Erfurt 2
Germany Essen 1
Germany Frankfurt am Main 18
Germany Hamburg 5
Germany Hannover 2
Germany Karlsruhe 1
Germany Kassel 1
Germany Kiel 1
Germany Koblenz 1
Germany Köln 25
Germany Leverkusen 1
Germany Ludwigshafen am Rhein 1
Germany München 23
Germany Nürnberg 2
Germany Stuttgart 11
Germany Wiesbaden 1
Switzerland Zurich 1
Gesamt   119

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings with agreed or fixed places of arbitration, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (119 proceedings in total). In the remaining cases, the place of arbitration is yet to be determined.

Arbitration Proceedings – Language of the Proceedings 2020*

Languages of the proceedings 2019 2020
English 44 (36%) 41 (33%)
German 79 (64%) 84 (67%)

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

Arbitration Proceedings – Involvement of Foreign Parties 2020*

Proceedings with foreign parties 2019 2020
Total 50 (41%) 65 (49%)
of which arbitration proceedings with one foreign party 37 50
of which arbitration proceedings with foreign parties on both sides 13 15

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (123 proceedings in 2019/132 proceedings in 2020).

Arbitration Proceedings – Represented Countries 2019/2020*

  2019 2020
Number of countries represented 30 34
Austria 9 5
Belgium 2 2
Brasil - 1
China 7 8
Cyprus - 1
Czech Republic 1 -
Denmark 1 -
Dominican Republic - 1
Egypt 1 1
France 2 -
Gabun 1 -
Grand Cayman - 1
Great Britain 5 5
Greece 1 -
Hungary 1 1
Italy 3 -
Ivory Coast 1 -
Japan - 1
Jersey 1 1
Jordan - 1
Kazakhstan 1 1
Latvia - 1
Lichtenstein 3 5
Luxembourg 3 3
Malta - 2
Mexico 1 -
Mongolia 1 -
Netherlands 5 9
Norway - 1
Poland 1 2
Romania 1 3
Russia 2 5
Serbia - 1
Singapore - 1
Slovakia - 1
South Korea 1 1
Spain 1 1
Sweden - 1
Switzerland 4 7
Taiwan 1 -
Thailand - 1
Turkey 1 -
Ukraine 1 3
United Arab Emirates 1 2
United States of America 3 6

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (123 proceedings in 2019/132 proceedings in 2020).

Arbitration Proceedings – Multi-Party Proceedings 2020*

Multi-party proceedings 2019 2020
Total 26 (21%) 43 (32,5%)
of which multiple claimants 4 13
of which multiple respondents 14 23
of which multiple parties on both sides 8 7

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (123 proceedings in 2019/132 proceedings in 2020).

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 2019 2020
Total 22 17
of which 1st instance 22 15
of which appellate instance - 2
of which interim relief  - -

Types of the subject matter

Types of the subject matter 2019 2020
Total 22 17
of which anti-doping-disputes 22 15
of which general sports-related disputes - 2

Applications for financial aid 2020 (as introduced by 2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules) granted in 7 proceedings (Sports: Cycling, Athletics, Powerlifting, Wrestling and Rowing).

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