The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: German Code of Civil Procedure of 1998 (ZPO), 10th Book, Sections 1025-1066, as amended).

Arbitral Institutions

  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)

  • The Court of Arbitration of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

  • The Arbitration Court of the Waren-Verein

  • Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC)

  • Frankfurt International Arbitration Center (FIAC)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification: 30 June 1961); reservations and declarations: none (the reservation made upon the ratification has been withdrawn on 31 August 1998).

  • European Convention: Yes ((ratification/accession: 27 October 1964) the German Democratic Republic acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 April 1969).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 March 1997).


Last updated February 2019