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In the summer of 2002, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) initiated a German initiative of young arbitrators. The initiative operates under the name „DIS40“ on a national and regional level. Membership is free of charge. Membership may obtained by completing the form below.  Membership terminates automatically upon completion of the 40th year of age.

The DIS40 is a forum for the exchange of experiences among young arbitrators, and its activities focus on subjects that are of interest to young lawyers. These subjects are discussed in regular meetings with practitioners in arbitration in an informal circle.

The coordinators of DIS40 are:

Rouven Bodenheimer, Köln

Olga Hamama, Frankfurt

Maxi Scherer, London

Jan Erik Spangenberg, Hamburg


Regional Coordinators of DIS40:

DIS40 Berlin: Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts

DIS40 Frankfurt: Sebastian Müller und Paul Hauser

DIS40 Nord: Georg Scherpf

DIS40 München: Tilman Niedermaier und Heiner Kahlert

Für die DIS40 Rhein/Ruhr: Catrice Gayer

Für die DIS40 Stuttgart: Roland Kläger


The dates for the upcoming DIS40 events can be found here

If you are interested in participating in DIS40 please send us an e-mail.

Registration to the DIS40-Newsletter


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