Parties may nominate any person of their choice as arbitrator. The DIS may provide recommendations pursuant to Article 3.1 of the DIS Sport Arbitration Rules.
In order to avoid a challenge of an arbitrator or annulment of an award, any person nominated as an arbitrator (in sport-related commercial disputes and anti-doping disputes) must disclose any circumstances that could raise doubts as to his or her impartiality and independence. If no such circumstances are disclosed, the DIS Secretary General will appoint the selected person as arbitrator. If, however, any circumstances that could raise doubts as to the arbitrator’s impartiality and independence are disclosed and at least one party objects to the appointment, the DIS Sport Appointing Committee decides on the appointment.