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NAI Newsletter - January 2014  
THE NEW YEAR !
Before us lies an almost blank year. A year in which many developments will take place in numerous areas. Also, the NAI faces after a positive outcome in 2013 a challenging 2014. An anniversary, a significant amendment of the Arbitration Rules, the development of E-arbitration and more. The NAI will roll up its sleeves and take on the challenges. We wish you all an inspiring and prosperous 2014.



CALENDAR
You can find an overview of various arbitration related activities such as courses and gatherings here. The NAI is a recognized training Institute by the Dutch Bar Association and the LRGD.

END OF YEAR GATHERING NAI AND NAI JONG ORANJE - DECEMBER 16, 2013
On December 16, 2013 another NAI end of year gathering took place. During the afternoon, the NAI Jong Oranje work group organized a meeting at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Following this meeting, the NAI end of year dinner was held at the Oyster Club in Amsterdam.
A brief summary of the gathering can be found here.

AMENDMENTS NAI RULES
Now that the Bill for revision of the arbitration act is at an advanced stage, a start is also being made to amend the NAI Arbitration Rules. Here you can read how you can participate in amending the NAI Arbitration Rules.

REGISTRY FEES 2014
As from January 1, 2014 the amount of the registry fee to deposit an arbitral award is 120.-.

CHANGES WITHIN THE DUTCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
As of January 1, 2014, the tasks of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce have changed. This means that the President of the Chamber of Commerce no longer appoints arbitrators, binding advisors or experts. The NAI can appoint instead of the President of a Chamber of Commerce, provided that the parties further agree upon such method of appointment. For more information click here.

IN PRACTICE: THE NAI EXPEDITED PROCEDURE
The NAI is frequently called with the question about how long an average procedure takes and for example whether it is possible to obtain an award in a standard arbitration within two months. This is possible by means of the so-called expedited procedure. Click here for more information.

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