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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 >


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12 April 2021

NAI and Young NAI event - postponement - NEW DATE


On April 14, the NAI and Young NAI symposium is scheduled to take place about the upcoming revised NAI Arbitration Rules. Unfortunately, we will postpone this event to September 2021.


We had very much hoped to have speakers physically present for this event to optimize the synergies and discussion. That is not possible due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. We therefore propose to set a new date for this event in September 2021. More information will follow shortly.


In case of questions, feel free to contact us.

26 March 2021

In the latest edition of the Dutch Arbitration Association's newsletter, SG/DG Camilla M.L. Perera - De Wit was interviewed and speaks about the need for reform, innovation and collaboration.

Camilla shares her views on the role of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) in the Netherlands as well as abroad, the role of the Netherlands in comparison to other countries in arbitration, the challenges and opportunities that emerged from COVID-19, the most eminent goals of the NAI in the near future, and more. For a full read, see below and scoll down to read the entire interview!


25 March 2021


Webinar: the upcoming 2021 NAI Arbitration Rules

14 April 2021 – 16:30 CET


The NAI and Young NAI are pleased to announce the upcoming webinar, kindly hosted by Allen

& Overy LLP, which will feature a stellar cast of experienced arbitration professionals and

innovative thinkers driving the (green) development of our field.


We take great pleasure in announcing that Lucy Greenwood will provide the key note speech. Lucy will address the role of arbitral institutions and arbitration rules in the road to Greener Arbitrations.


The panel discussion will delve into the recent / future revisions of key arbitration rules, including the envisaged revisions of the NAI Rules, and focus on developments related to transparencydiversity and efficiency, including virtual hearings.




16:30 – 16:35             Welcome

                                   Hilde van der Baan, Partner, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam


16:35 – 16:55             NAI key developments

                                   Professor Gerard Meijer, President, NAI; partner, Linklaters, and

                                   Camilla Perera-De Wit, Secretary General/Director General, NAI


16:55 – 17:25             Keynote speech

                                   Lucy Greenwood, arbitrator, Greenwood Arbitration, Houston


17:35 – 18:25             Panel discussion: ‘Revision of Arbitration

-        Bregje Korthals Altes-van Dijk, Board member, NAI; partner, Ysquare, Amsterdam

-        Professor Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General, LCIA, London

-        Niuscha Bassiri, partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels

-        Sophia von Dewall, counsel, Derains & Gharavi, Paris

-        Thomas Stouten, partner, Houthoff, Rotterdam


18:25 – 18:30             Closing


Registration is free of charge.

Please note, this event does not provide any PO-points.


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