The DIS has introduced its new electronic case file “DIS eFile” in September 2023. With the introduction of the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules, the DIS has already converted the internal administration of arbitral proceedings to a purely digital system. With the introduction of the DIS eFile, the DIS takes the next step towards the complete digitalisation of arbitral proceedings.
The electronic case file “DIS eFile” provides for the complete management of all documents relating to the arbitral proceedings and enables arbitrators to better manage proceedings with additional functions, such as a shared arbitration calender and checklists.
DIS eFile enhances the security and improves transparency for all parties involved in the proceedings. It also facilitates the exchange of information and provides numerous tools for faster and more efficient proceedings - supported by the DIS Case Management Team.
The electronic case file "DIS eFile" is easy and intuitive to use. The DIS provides users with an easy-to-understand DIS eFile User Manual and direct support from the Case Management Team.
In addition, The DIS also has provided training on three dates on how to use the software: 29 September 2023, 5 October 2023 and 17 October 2023. In total, more than 150 participants were informed about the use of DIS eFile. A recording of the event is available for those who were unable to attend one of the three events. Further English-speaking events are planned.
The response has been very positive and the first arbitration proceedings are already being managed with the support of DIS eFile.
DIS eFile can be used to manage all types of dispute resolution proceedings offered by the DIS, provided that the parties agree to use the software. In the introductory phase, DIS eFile is offered on an “opt in”-basis for the parties to get to know the benefits of direct digital case management.
Summary of the benefits of DIS eFile
DIS eFile is based on the HighQ system, a cloud-based project management and collaboration software from Thomson Reuters, a global leader in digital legal applications. DIS eFile is stored and managed on secure servers in Germany. The digital case file of the DIS therefore meets all requirements of data security, confidentiality and data protection.
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