Rules of Arbitration of the IHK Frankfurt am Main
Rules of Arbitration
of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Frankfurt am Main
of 10 May 1954
– last amended on 13.09.2018 –
The IHK Frankfurt am Main is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), which offers arbitration.
For this reason, the IHK Frankfurt am Main limits its Rules of Arbitration to the following:
If the parties have reached an arbitration agreement that refers to the Rules of Arbitration of the IHK Frankfurt am Main, the rules of arbitration of the Deutschen Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS) apply in the version valid on the date of the lodging of the complaint in accordance with the following provisions, insofar as no deviation agreement has been reached by the parties.
By way of derogation from Art. 22.1 of the DIS rules of arbitration, the place of arbitration is Frankfurt am Main, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
In supplement to Art. 5.1 of the DIS rules of arbitration, the plaintiff can lodge the request for arbitration also with the IHK Frankfurt am Main. Arbitration proceedings begin in this case upon receipt of the request for arbitration by the IHK Frankfurt am Main.
By way of derogation from Art. 10 of the DIS rules of arbitration, the court of arbitration comprises a single arbitrator, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.
Nominations in accordance with Art. 11, 12 and 20 of the DIS rules of arbitration are made by the President of the IHK Frankfurt am Main.
The provisions on the accelerated procedure in accordance with Appendix 4 of the DIS rules of arbitration shall be applied to arbitration procedures pursuant to these Rules of Arbitration, unless (a) the parties agree that the accelerated procedure should not be used or (b) the litigation value is more than 1,000,000 euro and the arbitrator finds the application of the accelerated procedure appropriate, in particular in light of the complexity of the case.
For all actions or omissions in connection with the arbitration procedure, the liability of the IHK Frankfurt am main, its organs, its employees and other persons involved with the arbitration process at the IHK Frankfurt am Main is excluded, to the extent that it is not based on a deliberate or grossly negligent breach of duty.
For a process conducted under the accelerated procedure in accordance with these Rules of Arbitration, whose total litigation value does not exceed 1,000,000 euro the DIS administration fee due in accordance with the fee schedule of the DIS rules of arbitration shall be reduced by 20%. By way of derogation from the DIS fee schedule, a request for arbitration with a litigation value of up to 30,000 euro will be charged with the DIS administration fee of 350 euro.
These Rules take effect on the first day of the month following their announcement.