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News overview

Below is a list of the most recent news items:



3 July 2020

Honored and excited about our Secretary General, Mrs. Camilla Perera-de Wit, winning 
a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2020 – Commercial Arbitration - the Netherlands!

 

The Women in Law Awards are a global celebration of excellence in the profession across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar.

 

In recognition of your outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Commercial Arbitration”;

 

The research team has highlighted a number of your achievements over the last 18 months”;

 

Points awarded included the criteria below:

  • Raising awareness in relation to equality and gender issues faced by women in the legal sector
  • Amount of documented activity in 2019/20 when compared to industry peers
  • Involvement in significant legal cases and legal activity
  • Peer recognition and personal achievement
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Published articles and journals
  • Client care and innovation

Thank you to those who have supported this nomination!

 


11 juni 2020

 

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and Young NAI cordially
invite you to join them on 
Thursday 18 June 1700-1800 hrs CET 
for the following webinar:

 

‘Commercial Arbitration In Times of COVID-19: The Ability to Adapt’

 

This event is aimed at sharing best practices and experiences on COVID-19 related consequences in commercial arbitration.

A panel of experts will explore several topics such as:

  • The ability to adapt - doing what needs to be done: views from the institute, arbitrator and counsel
  • Virtual hearings: key considerations
  • Challenges and opportunities that emerge from COVID-19
  • Looking beyond COVID-19

The panel will discuss these topics from different angles (e.g. private practitioner, arbitrator, institute). The webinar will be in English.

 

We are very excited to announce the following speakers will participate:

 

Speakers

  • Melanie van Leeuwen, partner, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
  • Bregje Korthals Altes, Board member, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute; partner, Ysquare (Amsterdam)
  • Pauline Ernste, senior associate, NautaDutilh (Rotterdam)
  • Max van Leyenhorst, partner, Legaltree (Leiden)

Moderators/speakers

  • Prof. dr. Gerard Meijer, President, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute; partner, Linklaters (Amsterdam)
  • Camilla Perera de Wit, Secretary General, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute

Registration is free of charge. Participants are eligible for 1 PO-point (Dutch Bar Association).

REGISTER HERE NOW

 


4 June 2020

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute is proud to have one of its senior staff members join the ERA Pledge Young Practitioners Subcommittee. Deputy Administrator and Senior Legal Counsel Mirjam Trouw has been invited to join this illustrious group.


8 May 2020

Newsflash: The Hague based Court of Arbitration for Art featured in today's edition of the recognized The Art Newspaper.


21 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 health and safety of our staff and users is most important. In order to guarantee the continuity of our services, the NAI Secretariat works remotely in any event up to and including 1 June 2020. All meetings and/or hearings scheduled to take place at the NAI offices are conducted by means of video link or phone, or are postponed. Please, read this notice which is meant to offer guidance to arbitrators, parties and counsel as to the response to COVID-19 at the NAI Secretariat.


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.


2 March 2020

The NAI is hiring two Legal Counsel to each manage one of three case management units at the NAI Secretariat.


30 December 2019

A new overview on NAI summary arbitral proceedings has been published. You will find, amongst other information, the latest developments on numbers and sort of cases.


12 December 2019

SAVE THE DATE! Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and Young NAI End-of-Year meeting 2019. Thursday 12 December at the Van Doorne offices in Amsterdam!


5 September 2019

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute proudly announces the appointment of Camilla Perera - De Wit, as its Secretary General / Director.


28 June 2019

28 June 2019 the NAI’s 70th anniversary will be celebrated (in Dutch).


1 April 2019

The website of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) has been launched today. Visit www.CAfA.world for more information.


21 March 2019

On 21 March 2019 the joint NAI and CEPANI colloquium “Do Arbitral Awards reveal the truth?” will take place.


21 January 2019

A new NAI Newsletter has been published including the New Year’s Greetings, information about CAfA and the announcement for the NAI-CEPANI Colloquium.


13 December 2018

On 13 December 2018 the annual end-of-year-meeting took place. Jan Eijsbouts and Martijn Scheltema discussed the topic ‘Arbitration, a solution for international business and human rights disputes’. The venue for the meeting was at the offices of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V., followed by a walking dinner in ‘Madame Moustache’, both located in The Hague. 


23 November 2018

On Friday 23 November 2018 another NAI Basic course took place. The course is in Dutch. The program can be found here.


23 October 2018

A new NAI Newsletter has been published including invitations for the end-of-year-meeting and the Basic Course and the vacancy for the NAI Director.


9 August 2018

As from this fall, the NAI will administrate Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) arbitrations and mediations. If you would like to become a CAfA arbitrator or mediator, you can find more information here.


5 July 2018

On 5 July 2018 the NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners event took place at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. Lucy Keane discussed “The Art of Cross-Examination” in an interactive setting.


6 June 2018

A new NAI Newsletter has been published including a message from the chair of the Advisory Board and the summary annual report 2017.


26 April 2018

A new NAI Newsletter has been published including information about the NAI and about an academic prize organised by CEPANI.


14 December 2017

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".


24 August 2017

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.


8 August 2017

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.


9 May 2017

A new NAI Newsletter has been published including information about requesting arbitration in Russian and about a colloquium organised by NAI and CEPANI on 5 October 2017.


1 January 2017

A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we briefly inform you about the new NAI Mediation Rules of 1 January 2017 and the reduction of the administration costs, ‘The Pledge’ and some additional information about the measure for decision making.


1 January 2017

The new NAI Mediation Rules 1 January 2017 are in force.


8 December 2016

The NAI and NAI under 40 End of Year Event took place on 8 December at the Dutch Supreme Court in The Hague, followed by dinner. 


5 October 2016

The 4th Dutch Arbitration Day was held in The Hermitage in Amsterdam on Wednesday 5 October 2016.


31 August 2016

A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we briefly  inform you about the annual report, information about the NAI becoming independent authority for healthcare contracting disputes, announcement for two basic courses, a save the date for NAI Jong Oranje and some information about the measure for decision making.


14 January 2016

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.


10 December 2015

On 10 December 2015 another NAI year end meeting took place.


12 October 2015

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. 


8 October 2015

A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we would like to draw your attention to new NAI rules, The Hague Hearing Centre, arbitrators’ fees in proceedings to which the NAI Arbitration Rules apply, and the next meeting of the NAI and NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners (NAI Jong Oranje).


3 July 2015

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).


19 February 2015

A new NAI Newsletter has been published. In this newsletter we would like to draw your attention to the (English translation of) the NAI Arbitration Rules, the Binding Advice Rules, the beginning and the end of a NAI Arbitration and the next meeting of NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners (NAI Jong Oranje).


13 January 2015

During the rush hour course, an explanation will be given on the new NAI Arbitration Rules in the context of the revised Arbitration Act. The discussion will include what has changed, how the regulations relate to the law and some background information. more info >


1 January 2015

The new Binding Advice Rules are in force. The English translation will be available soon.


1 January 2015

Both the new Dutch Arbitration Act and the new NAI Arbitration Rules have entered info force on 1 January 2015.  


1 January 2015

As of 1 January 2015 the fee for deposit of an award will be € 122.-.


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