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Proceedings Initiated in 2019

Types of proceedings 2018 2019  
Total number of DIS proceedings   162 151  
DIS Arbitration Rules   116 110  
  of which 1998 DIS Arbitration Rules     1
  of which with Annex 4     2
  of which with Annex 5     11
  of which with Annexes 4+5     1
  relating to Packaging Law     2
DIS/Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) arbitration proceedings   12 13  
  of which IHK Bonn     1
  of which IHK Frankfurt/Main     4
  of which IHK Münich und Oberbayern     3
  of which IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld     3
  of which IHK Stuttgart     2
2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules   25 22  
subtotal of arbitration proceedings   153 145  
conciliation   3 3  
mediation   2 1  
adjudication   0 0  
expert determination   1 1  
subtotal ADR proceedings   6 5  
other proceedings (ad hoc Appointing Authority)   3 1  

Arbitration Proceedings – Value of Disputes in 2019*

  2018 2019
Value of disputes** 1.084.805.512 € 1.666.834.617 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (statements of claim) 802.638.541 € 1.340.047.971 €
of which DIS arbitration proceedings (increase in the amount claimed/counter-claims) 280.174.784 € 321.106.433 €
of which DIS/IHK arbitration proceedings 1.992.188 € 5.680.213 €
Value of disputes 2018 2019
lowest 1.220 € 2.277 €
highest 90.414.038 € 600.000.000 €

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (128 proceedings 2018/123 proceedings in 2019).
** 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 counterclaims 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 2019*

In Germany Abroad
City Number of cases Country City Number of cases
Berlin 11 Austria Linz 1
Bielefeld 3 Austria Vienna 1
Bonn 1      
Bremen 2      
Dusseldorf 6      
Frankfurt am Main 26      
Hamburg 14      
Hamm 1      
Hannover 2      
Heidelberg 1      
Kassel 1      
Cologne 10      
Krefeld 1      
Leverkusen 1      
Ludwigshafen am Rhein 1      
Lüneburg 1      
Munich 20      
Münster 1      
Nuremberg 2      
Oldenburg 1      
Ratingen 1      
Rheda-Wiedenbrück 3      
Saarbrücken 1      
Stuttgart 7      
Total 118     2

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings with agreed or fixed places of arbitration, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (120 proceedings in total). In the remaining cases, the place of arbitration is yet to be determined.

Arbitration Proceedings – Language of the Proceedings 2019*

Languages of the proceedings 2018 2019
English 37 (29%) 44 (36%)
German 91 (71%) 79 (64%)

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (123 proceedings).

Arbitration Proceedings – Involvement of Foreign Parties 2019*

Proceedings with foreign parties 2018 2019
Total 50 (39%) 50 (41%)
of which arbitration proceedings with one foreign party 47 37
of which arbitration proceedings with foreign parties on both sides 3 13

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (128 proceedings in 2018/123 proceedings in 2019).

Arbitration Proceedings – Represented Countries 2018/2019*

  2018 2019
Number of countries represented 24 30
     
Arab Emirates - 1
Austria 6 9
Belgium - 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 -
Brasil 1 -
China (incl. Hong-Kong and Taiwan) 1 8
Colombia 2 -
Cyprus 2 -
Czech Republic - 1
Denmark 5 1
Egypt - 1
Finland 1 -
France 1 2
Gabun - 1
Greece - 1
Great Britain 4 5
Hungary - 1
Israel 2 -
Italy 2 3
Ivory Coast - 1
Jersey - 1
Kazakhstan - 1
Liechtenstein - 3
Luxemburg 7 3
Macedonia 1 -
Mexico 1 1
Mongolia - 1
Netherlands 3 5
Philippines 1 -
Poland 1 1
Romania - 1
Russia 1 2
Switzerland 5 4
Singapore 2 -
Spain 1 1
South Korea - 1
Turkey 2 1
Ukraine - 1
United States of America 2 3

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (128 proceedings in 2018/123 proceedings in 2019).

Arbitration Proceedings – Multi-Party Proceedings 2019*

Multi-party proceedings 2018 2019
Total 34 (29%) 26 (21%)
of which multiple claimants 7 4
of which multiple respondents 24 14
of which multiple parties on both sides 3 8

* Based on the number of arbitration proceedings, but not including sport arbitration proceedings (128 proceedings in 2018/123 proceedings in 2019).

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 2018 2019
Total 25 22
of which 1st instance 22 22
of which appellate instance 2 -
of which interim relief  1 -

Types of the subject matter

Types of the subject matter 2018 2019
Total 25 22
of which anti-doping-disputes 24 22
of which general sports-related disputes 1 -

Applications for financial aid 2019 (as introduced by 2016 DIS Sport Arbitration Rules) granted in 10 proceedings (Sports: Biking, Athletics, Powerlifting, Boxing, Swimming, Ski Mountaineering).

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