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.
The NAI and NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners end-of-year meeting will took place on 14 December 2017. Peter Ingelse and Bas van Zelst spoke about “Med-Arb: no man’s land between mediation and arbitration".
As of 24 August 2017, the secretariat of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute is based at a different location in Rotterdam. The NAI is riding high on the 34th floor of the ‘Delftse Poort’, right next to Rotterdam CS station.
Our new office address is: Weena 505, 3013 AL ROTTERDAM. Telephone number, P.O. Box and email address remain unchanged.
A new NAI Newsletter has been published including information about the relocation of the NAI, about a colloquium organised by NAI and CEPANI on 5 October 2017 as well as the end-of-year-meeting on 14 December 2017.