The general meeting of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) reelected Ulrike Gantenberg, partner of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, to the board of directors. As a board member, Ulrike Gantenberg is particularly focusing on the strengthening of arbitration in Germany.
Gantenberg has been a member of the DIS board since 2012. Prior to that, she was the coordinator of the German Initiative for Young Arbitrators (DIS 40). She is also chairperson of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the German Lawyers' Association (DAV). By initiating and participating in numerous national and international events on arbitration, she has been working on this issue for years. The Pre-Moots in Düsseldorf that she initiated have established themselves in promoting young talent. Gantenberg also contributed to the drafts of the "Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge," which promotes women in international arbitration, and co-developed the "Young ICCA Guide of Arbitral Secretaries." Gantenberg said, "As a board member, I am delighted to be able to support arbitration in Germany also in the future."
The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) promotes German and international arbitration and has some 1,400 members in Germany and abroad. DIS offers an administered arbitration procedure under the DIS Arbitration Rules and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures. It regularly organizes conferences and seminars on training and further education for lawyers and other interested persons, and publishes several documents on German and international arbitration.