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The New 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules

1 March 2018

The German Institution for Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., "DIS"), Germany's most important arbitration institution, has completely overhauled its arbitration rules ("2018 DIS Arbitration Rules"). The new rules apply, as of 1 March 2018, to all DIS arbitration proceedings, and replaces the version from 1998. Rather than just a revision of the old rules, the completely new set of rules introduces several key changes aimed at improving procedural efficiency (time/cost efficiency), including streamlining deadline rules and a complete revision or introduction of various procedural provisions.

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