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NAI Newsletter 2018-4

NAI and NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners End-of-year-meeting 2018 including dinner

We are happy to invite you to participate in the NAI and NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners end-of-year-meeting with walking dinner on Thursday 13 December 2018. After the success of the last years, this winter another end-of-year meeting will be organised for everyone, young and somewhat older, who highly valuates arbitration. This informal meeting will be arranged by the NAI YAP working group together with the NAI.

We are delighted to inform you that the reception and the meeting this year will take place at the offices of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. in The Hague (Bezuidenhoutseweg 57, 2594 AC). We thank Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. for its hospitality. The walking dinner will be at Madame Moustache (Theresiastraat 37, 2593 AA Den Haag). The restaurant is within walking distance from Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V.

We are especially honoured that Jan Eijsbouts, Professor Corporate Social Responsibility Maastricht University and Martijn Scheltema, partner at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. and Professor Civil Law Erasmus University Rotterdam, will discuss the following topic during the event:

‘Arbitration, a solution for international business and human rights disputes’

The program:

- 16:00 hrs. Reception at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V.
- 16:45 hrs. Word of welcome
- 17:00 -18.30 hrs.  Meeting: Arbitration, a solution for international business and human rights disputes (Jan Eijsbouts and Martijn Scheltema)
- 18:45 hrs. Walking dinner
- 22:00 hrs. End

The number of seats is limited, so please register quickly. Placement is done in sequence of registration. Participation costs € 125,= p.p. (excl. VAT). After registration you will receive notice of placement and an invoice will be sent. Cancellation until 6 December 2018 is free of charge. A cancellation has to be done in writing.

You can register here.

See you on 13 December!

Kind regards,
on behalf of the NAI
Fredy von Hombracht-Brinkman

and on behalf of the NAI YAP working group
Fleur Potter, Pauline Ribbers, Jonathan Ruff, Mirjam Trouw en Bas van Zelst


NAI Basis Course (In Dutch)

On Friday 23 November 2018 the one-day NAI Basis Course will take place.

During this course the basics of arbitration will be explained as well as, more in depth, the NAI Arbitration Rules. Everyone with a practice in (NAI) arbitration as lawyer, technical or financial expert, arbitrator, secretary, expert or otherwise is welcome to attend.

The program of the course can be found here. The registration fee is € 495,= ex VAT.

You can earn 6 permanent education points for the ‘Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten’.

‘Delftse Poort’, Weena 505 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

You may register via this form.

Placement is done in sequence of registration. After registration you will receive a written notice whether you have been placed and the training material will be sent to you.

We hope to welcome you at this event.


Vacancy NAI Director

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) is a foundation, established in 1949, which operates independently and impartially and focuses on arbitration, binding advice, and mediation, both nationally and internationally. The NAI is the largest and leading general arbitration institute in the Netherlands, and is a solid and innovative organisation with by far the most experience in, and knowledge of, different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Netherlands. The organisation strives for quality and efficiency. The key task is to facilitate tailored dispute resolution. The NAI is located in the city centre of Rotterdam, the vibrant trading centre of the Netherlands with one of the largest ports in the world and a city with magnificent modern architecture.

We are looking for a successor to the present NAI Director, who can manage the NAI together with the Executive Board.

You are a driven, experienced professional, you have proven, sound knowledge and experience of Dutch and preferably also international arbitration, you have gained experience in business operations and, where necessary, you are able to quickly take informed decisions. You have sufficient knowledge of human resources. You are a team player and you can lead your team members in the performance of their duties. You are accurate and incorruptible.

Furthermore, at the very least you have:

  • a degree in Dutch law;
  • proven managerial skills;
  • relevant knowledge of, and skills in, financial matters;
  • affinity with marketing;
  • affinity with IT so that you are capable of taking the NAI to the next level in this area; and
  • excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, both orally and in writing.

The offer
An independent and challenging role for a legal expert who does not shy away from working hard within a dynamic environment. Excellent terms of employment.

If you wish to apply, please send a motivation letter together with your CV before 1 December 2018 to Professor Gerard J. Meijer (gerard.meijer@nautadutilh.com) or to Professor Carla Klaassen (c.klaassen@jur.ru.nl) (chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the Executive Board of the NAI). If you wish to obtain more information, please contact the NAI secretariat (010-281 69 69), which will connect you with Professor Meijer or Professor Klaassen.

Details from this vacancy are not to be used for marketing purposes.


Symposium ‘Aansprakelijkheid van de bindend adviseur en de arbiter’ (In Dutch)

9 november 2018, Millennium Tower (kantoor DVDW Advocaten), Rotterdam, 12.45 – 17.00 uur

Studiekring ‘Normatieve uitleg’

Verdere informatie
Zie voor verdere informatie (papers, stellingen en achtergrondmateriaal) de website van de Studiekring: http://www.studiekringnormatieveuitleg.nl/

Voor aanmelding en eventuele vragen kunt u contact opnemen met Ivar Wendt, Secretaris van de Studiekring.


Contents Magazine for Arbitration (Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage) (in Dutch)

The contents of TvA 2018 – edition 2 can be found here and the contents of TvA 2018 – edition 3, can be found here.