German Institution of Arbitration: New Arbitration Rules 2018

dis-logoThe German Institution of Arbitration DIS has comprehensively revised its rules and regulations. The new rules come into force on March 1, 2018. I have summarized the key changes for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and here is an English version of this short article: Continue reading

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Women Arbitrators in Germany: DIS Publishes 2016 Gender Balance Statistics

dis-logoLast month, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) published its 2016 gender Balance statistics on DIS arbitral tribunals:

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Case of the Week: Federal Supreme Court on Arbitrability of Shareholder Disputes – “Arbitrability III”

SRCoLDIn a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has held that shareholder disputes, and in particular challenges to shareholder resolutions (Beschlußmängelstreitigkeiten) in a limited partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft) are arbitrable in principle. The standards governing the arbitrability of disputes of that nature in the limited liability company (GmbH) apply to partnerships as well. The Federal Supreme Court refers to this decision as “Arbitrability III” (“Schiedsfähigkeit III”), so let’s briefly look at “Arbitrability I” and “Arbitrability II” to put this this decision into context: Continue reading

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German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement

 

dis-logoThe German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) has issued a model arbitration clause specifically tailored for use with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry standard service agreement for OTC derivatives transactions. DIS views this as “yet another step in broadening the DIS’s portfolio for different industry sectors and attracting new domestic and international users.” Here’s a closer look: Continue reading

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