Dutch Arbitration Act: The Netherlands, Land of Arbitration

15 October 2013

Bird & Bird, The Hague

On Tuesday 15 October 2013, Bird & Bird will organise a seminar on the recent legislative proposal revising the Dutch Arbitration Act that has already been the subject of a broad consultation within the Dutch arbitration scene. The key question is of course: will arbitrating in The Netherlands indeed become more attractive than before?

The following subjects will be discussed during the seminar:

  • Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa, partner Dispute Resolution & Arbitration at Bird & Bird in The Hague and member of the International Arbitration Group, will discuss the abovementioned question by comparing arbitration (after implementation of the proposal) to litigation before the state courts. What are the advantages and disadvantages, also with regard to arbitration institutions in specific sectors?

  • Annet van Hooft, partner Dispute Resolution & Arbitration at Bird & Bird in Paris and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group, will focus on the implications of the legislative proposal on international arbitration on the basis of her extensive international experience, including as counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In short; everything you need to know about international arbitration in The Netherlands in a nutshell.

  • Fredy von Hombacht-Brinkman, managing director of the Dutch Arbitration Institute ("Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut" or NAI), will speak about her practical experience and share the NAI's view regarding the legislative proposal. She will not only answer the FAQ's, but she will also answer your questions.

After participation in this seminar you will be up to speed, just in one afternoon, on all the upcoming amendments in Dutch Arbitration Act and on all the opportunities that arbitration, now and then, nationally and internationally, has to offer. Practical advice and discussion will be at the heart of this seminar. "Apart from the speakers, also all (other) members of the Hague Dispute Resolution & Arbitration team will be present to share their experience and insights with you, including partners Eggo Jan Rietema and Olaf Trojan."

Would you like to attend?

Contact / Registration

If you would like to register for this event, please send an email to thehaguemarketing@twobirds.com