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.
A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we briefly see in retrospect what 2015 brought us and what we wish for in 2016, furthermore you will find a brief report of the NAI and NAI Jong Oranje end-of-year-meeting, a save the date for the NAI basic course and for the colloquium CEPANI-NAI “Opening the black box of conflicts of interest”, the registry fee 2016, some information about the statement of arbitrators and a small selection of case law.
On 10 December 2015 another NAI year end meeting took place.
On Monday 12 October 2015, the first one-day basic course under the new NAI Arbitration Rules was held, during which the basics of arbitration were explained. Everyone with a current or future practice in arbitration, lawyer, technical or financial expert or otherwise is welcome to attend.