Germany - Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2010-2011
Ragnar Harbst is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Frankfurt office. He has acted in numerous international arbitration proceedings, both as party representative and as arbitrator. His practice focus is on construction and infrastructure related disputes. Mr. Harbst is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Heiko Plassmeier is a Counsel in Baker & McKenzie’s Düsseldorf office. He advises and represents clients from various industries, including the energy and automotive sectors, in domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases and has acted as arbitrator. Besides his dispute resolution practice, he also handles insolvency matters.
Jürgen Mark is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Düsseldorf office and a member of the Firm’s European Dispute Resolution Practice Group Steering Committee. He practices in the areas of litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Mr. Mark has also acted as arbitrator in ad-hoc, ICC and DIS arbitration proceedings relating to corporate and post M&A disputes, major construction projects, product distribution and product liability.
Originally from Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2010-2011
A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES
A.1 New Adjudication Rules by the German Institution of Arbitration
In the 2009 edition of this Yearbook, we reported on the plans of the German Institution of Arbitration (“DIS”) to promulgate a set of adjudication rules. The new Rules came into force on July 1, 2010, and the main elements of the DIS Rules are summarized below.4