The German Arbitration Institution (DIS) is the leading arbitration institution in Germany. In 2010, DIS created a suite of procedural rules for alternative dispute resolution, complementing its arbitration rules. As of this week, these rules are finally available in English.
One element stands out in this suite of rules, namely the Conflict Management Rules (Konfliktmanagementordnung; DIS-KMO). These rules are “meta conflict rules”, so to speak: They are designed to assist parties in identifying the dispute resolution mechanism most suited to their needs after the conflict has arisen.