Companies are dedicated to achieving success while disputes are often quite burdensome: they demand a considerable amount of time, energy and resources and ultimately, they can be a risk to the success of the company.
Modern dispute management in companies entails preventive measures for resolving tensions at an early stage and avoiding disputes in the first place. However, if a dispute does arise, it is important to intervene quickly and select the most appropriate instrument for resolving the dispute depending on its stage of development.
The DIS promotes early dispute resolution. We provide information for companies and support them in their dispute management. In particular, methods of dispute resolution can already be included in the negotiation of agreements and contracts in order to minimise disruptions in the subsequent dispute resolution process.
The DIS offers a set of procedural rules for different dispute resolution mechanisms [link to Rules] and corresponding model clauses [link to Model Clauses] for companies to agree on already at the time of conclusion of the contract. However, parties to a dispute can also agree on the application of one or more DIS rules once the dispute develops or has already arisen.
All sets of rules are designed to be as concise and flexible as possible, with the result that the parties to a dispute are afforded considerable freedom to adapt.
Arbitration or court proceedings are always the ultima ratio.