Established as a foundation in 1949, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Stichting Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut; “NAI”) operates on a non-profit basis and performs its duties entirely independently and impartially. The NAI aims to promote a number of different types of alternative dispute resolution: arbitration, binding advice and mediation, in particular by providing trade and industry with soundly regulated arbitral, binding advice and mediation procedures. The NAI is the largest general arbitration institute in the Netherlands, a solid and innovative organisation with by far the most experience with and knowledge of different forms of ADR. The NAI is located in the centre of Rotterdam, the vivacious trading centre of the Netherlands with one of the largest ports of the world.
As a general arbitration institute, the NAI offers one station for disputes that may arise from a broad variety of agreements, whether it is a licence agreement, a building contract, an IT contract, an employment contract or disputes that arise out of mergers or acquisitions. If necessary, hundreds specialised and experienced NAI arbitrators, binding advisors and mediators are at your disposal to decide and settle disputes on the basis of the well-known NAI Rules.
On 10 December 2015 another NAI year end meeting will take place. More information will be published as soon as possible.
On Monday 12 October 2015, the first one-day basic course under the new NAI Arbitration Rules will be held, during which the basics of arbitration will be explained. Everyone with a current or future practice in arbitration, lawyer, technical or financial expert or otherwise is welcome to attend. Click here for more information (in Dutch).
A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we would like to draw your attention to the NAI Annual Report, the arbitration clause and list procedure, the Global Arbitration Review Award, small claims arbitration and the next meetings of the NAI and NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners (NAI Jong Oranje).