The DIS User Council was established in 2016 with the aim of fostering and developing a partnership between the DIS and its users in the field of alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. Within the framework of the User Council, the DIS - together with in-house counsel - organises informal regional events, to which company representatives are invited. In these meetings, current topics relevant to companies are discussed. The events also provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience and the development of innovations in the field of ADR and arbitration. The User Council events are held at DIS offices or at the premises of companies.
The topics of past events include technological expertise in arbitration, the impact of the Achmea decision, the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules, Dispute Managers in the new 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules, measures to increase procedural efficiency, conflicts of interest from an institutional perspective, and dispute settlement clauses.
The User Council events are announced here: