Update: COVID-19

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As we continue to navigate the changing tides posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, our priorities remain the same. Our focus continues to be on keeping our employees safe and maintaining our business continuity so that we can help you keep yours.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak we extended remote working a few months ago. Our staff is getting used to a new normal and is dedicated to reducing any impact of the shift to remote work on our performance results. We are committed to keeping our services up and running and minimizing any delay or other inconvenience caused by the pandemic.

Our employees are empowered with technical tools to continue to do their jobs, collaborate and support one another. They engage with our users and partners to work out solutions to the unforeseen scenarios we are facing together.

Kindness, patience and partnership will get us through this and we are here for you. We remain confident and believe in the power of our people and of our collective ability to come out stronger. For any assistance or advice, please feel free to email us at dis(at)no_spamdisarb.org.

Thank you for your trust and partnership.

Reachability during lockdown in Germany

The DIS remains reachable during the lockdown (from 16 December 2020 to 18 April 2021).

Due to the contact restrictions, the DIS Team will mostly be working remotely during this time. 

For ongoing arbitrations, please note part 2 of our Announcement of Particular Procedural Features (1 July 2020).

Article 4.1 DIS Arbitration Rules already foresees transmission to the DIS electronically as the standard procedure. The DIS requests all participants in DIS proceedings to continue to communicate with the DIS primarily in electronic form, to our e-mail address at casemanagement(at)no_spamdisarb.org.

To the greatest extent possible, participants in proceedings should refrain from the transmission of portable storage devices by mail or courier.

For the transmission of arbitration requests during this time please note the following:

  • Please communicate with the DIS primarily in electronic form (communication via fax also possible).
  • The Berlin Office remains closed. A transmission of courier mail is not possible, as the overnight mailbox (Fristenbriefkasten) is closed.

Announcement of Particular Procedural Features for the Administration of Arbitrations in View of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Temporary closure of the DIS Berlin
office

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the German Arbitration Institute (“DIS”) Berlin office will be temporarily closed for an indefinite period of time.

For this reason, our overnight mailbox (Fristenbriefkasten) in Berlin is currently closed.

The DIS has taken a number of precautions in order to remain at your disposal. In particular, the DIS Bonn office remains open.

Postal mailings to the DIS are to be exclusively addressed to:

Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e. V. (DIS)
Marienforster Str. 52
53177 Bonn
Germany

The DIS will be reachable by phone during their usual opening hours (9.00 – 18.00) under:

+49 30 417 070 700
+49 228 391 815 200

If you wish to commence an arbitration under the DIS Arbitration Rules, please note in particular Articles 6.1 and 4.2 of the DIS Arbitration Rules.

  • Article 6 Commencement of the Arbitration
    6.1
    The arbitration shall commence on the date on which the Request, with or without the attachments thereto, is filed with the DIS in at least one of the forms required by Article 4.2, provided that it includes at least the items listed in Article 5.2 (i), (iii), (v) and (vi).
    […]
  • Article 4 Submissions, Time Periods and Time Limits
    […]
    4.2
    Requests for Arbitration pursuant to Article 5 and Article 19 shall be sent to the DIS in paper form as well as in electronic form. […]

In compliance with the requirements of Article 6.1 DIS Arbitration Rules, you can send your Request for Arbitration in due time

    - per Mail to casemanagement(at)no_spamdisarb.org or
    - per Fax to +49 228 391 815 222.

In case you wish to initiate other procedures of alternative dispute resolution pursuant to DIS procedural rules, you may also refer to the contact details indicated above under 3.

Postponement of DIS Events

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe and the risks associated therewith, the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) has decided to postpone all events planned for the next months until further notice.

The events concerned are the DIS Anniversary Celebration and the Fab Four Joint Seminar – CAM, DIS, SCC and VIAC (Bonn, 24 April 2020), the DIS Spring Conference and DIS40 Event (Stuttgart, 18/19 May 2020), the 9th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days (Riga, 11/12 June 2020) and the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar (Kronberg, 26-28 June 2020).

Depending on the further development of the situation, we hope that we will be in a position to offer replacement dates in the future. Any such dates will be announced on this website.

We apologize for any inconvenience these postponements may cause and look forward to welcoming you at a future DIS event.

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