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Netherlands Arbitration Institute

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. The legal relation between the arbitrators and the parties, between the arbitrators and the NAI and between the NAI and the parties is governed by Dutch law. read more >

 

Latest News

1 April 2020

In the context of COVID-19, the NAI Secretariat follows the guidelines of the WHO, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (in Dutch: RIVM) and the national government. The NAI Secretariat remains operational and will work "remote" in any event up to and including 28 April, in order to guarantee the continuity of our services.

The health and safety of our staff and users is most important. Within the imposed restrictions with which we show solidarity, we make every effort to continue our services as optimal as possible. We hereby inform you that we strongly prefer electronic and telephone communication only, until further notice. 

Hearings and meetings that would take place either at the offices of the NAI or elsewhere have been relocated or will take place via a virtual hearing. If you need to send awards and ADR decisions in hard copy by post, we kindly ask that you inform us timely in advance (prior to dispatch). We thank you in advance for your understanding and trust.

New or pending cases

  • Parties should file all requests through our online filing system or by email.

  • In case of an application involving summary arbitral proceedings, under Article 35(2) in conjunction with  Article 36 NAI Arbitration Rules, we kindly ask that you notify us in advance via secretariaat@nai-nl.org.

  • Parties and arbitrators should send all other questions, documents and correspondence to the NAI by email only.

  • The NAI will correspond with parties and arbitrators by email.

Awards

  • Arbitrators are requested to deliver their awards by email and should notify the same email address if for any reason this is not possible.

  • The NAI will transmit awards to parties electronically with originals and/or certified copies to follow.

We will provide regular updates on our website. We hope you are all keeping well and thank you for your support as we all challenge these extraordinary circumstances. 


18 March 2020

In the context of COVID-19, the NAI Secretariat follows the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (in Dutch: RIVM) and the national government. The NAI Secretariat remains operational and will work "remote" up to and including 6 April, in order to guarantee the continuity of our services.
The health and safety of our staff and users is most important. Within the imposed restrictions with which we show solidarity, we make every effort to continue our services as optimal as possible. We hereby inform you that - until further notice - we strongly prefer electronic and telephone communication only. Hearings and meetings that would take place at the offices of the NAI in this period have been relocated or postponed. If you need to send awards and ADR decisions in hard copy by post, we kindly ask that you inform us timely in advance (prior to dispatch). We thank you in advance for your understanding and trust.


13 March 2020

A new NAI Newsletter has been published.


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