DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2023

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary the Dutch Arbitration Association invites you to the 2023 Dutch Arbitration Day. The theme of this year’s conference will be:

Challenging and Enforcing Awards
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

The Dutch Arbitration Association will hold its annual conference and networking dinner on Thursday 1 June 2023. This year’s conference will focus on the topic of challenging and enforcing awards, which will be addressed from a variety of perspectives. In celebration of the DAA's 10th anniversary, this will be a special lustrum edition with additional celebratory activities, including on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Program Wednesday 31 May 2023 – Pre-DAD Young Cruise

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023
Time: 17.00 – 20.00
Location: At Amsterdam Central Station

Time Item  
17.00 – 20.00 Pre-DAD Young Cruise for participants under and around the age of 40

Program Thursday 1 June 2023 – Dutch Arbitration Day

Date: Thursday 1 June 2023
Time: Conference: 9.30 – 18.30  /  Festive Dinner and Drinks: 18.30 – 23.00
Location: Capital C, Weesperplein 4B – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Diamond Sponsor De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Young Cruise Kindly sponsored by Omni Bridgeway
Speakers dinner Kindly sponsored by Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters
Capital C Kindly sponsored by UNUM, Kroll and Driver Trett

Time Item Speakers
08.30 – 08.45 Registration Women’s Breakfast  
08.45 – 09.45 Women’s Breakfast

Roelien van den Berg, Avizor

Vanessa Foncke, Jones Day

Kirstin Schwedt, Schwedt Dispute Resolution

Eva Milou Moison, Houthoff (Moderator)

Kindly sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

09.30 – 10.00 Registration + Coffee  
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction Stan Putter, President of the Dutch Arbitration Association
10.15 – 11.00 Panel Discussion 1
Enforcement against States

Max van Leyenhorst, Legaltree

Hannah van Roessel, Omni Bridgeway

Marc Jacob, DLA Piper

Matthias Kuscher, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Marco Eliëns, Lemstra Van der Korst (Moderator)

11.00 – 11.30 Keynote Address
Challenging and Enforcing Awards
Yas Banifatemi, GBS Disputes
11.30 – 12.00 Walk to the canal boats
In front of Carre, Amstel 115-125
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch on canal boats  
13.30 – 14.00 Walk back to Capital C  
14.00 – 14:45 Panel Discussion 2
Friendly and unfriendly jurisdictions: tips, tricks and war stories

Andrew Stafford KC, Kobre & Kim

Ulrike Gantenberg, Gantenberg Dispute Experts

Kasper Krzeminski, NautaDutilh

David Pinsky, Covington & Burling LLP

Martje Verhoeven – de Vries Lentsch, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Moderator)

14.45 – 15.00 Go to the workshop  
15.00 – 15.45 Workshop A
Behind the scenes of litigation funders and asset tracers

Sabrine Hassen, K2 integrity

Jack de Raad, Kroll

Christiane Deniger, Burford Capital

  Workshop B

Alison Macdonald KC and Matthieu Gregoire, Essex Court Chambers

Kindly sponsored by PwC

  Workshop C
Navigating international sanctions

James Willn, Reed Smith

Yvo Amar, BenninkAmar Advocaten

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break Kindly sponsored by Accuracy
16.15 – 17.00 Panel Discussion 3
Enforcement of interim measures

James Castello, King & Spalding

Marieke van Hooijdonk, Allen & Overy

Nadja Jaisli Kull, Bär & Karrer

Anna-Maria Tamminen, Hannes Snellman (Moderator)

17.00 – 17.15 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks Stan Putter, President of the Dutch Arbitration Association
Gerard Meijer, Linklaters
17.15 – 18.30 Drinks Kindly sponsored by Van Traa, Houthoff, DLA Piper and Eversheds Sutherland
18.30 – 23.00 Festive dinner and drinks with live music Kindly sponsored by Loyens & Loeff and Ysquare


Download Program (PDF)

Registration fee

The registration fee* will be: EUR 395 for non DAA-members; EUR 350 for DAA-members; EUR 195 euro for in-house counsel and EUR 95 for students.** The price is including the festive dinner. The price includes the Pre-DAD Young Cruise for participants under and around the age of 40 (which will be held on Wednesday 31 May). Membership may be applied for via the DAA-website.

*) The registration fee is exclusive of VAT.
**) Note for students: Students must show their student card on the day of the conference.


The maximum allowable number of participants has been reached. Registration for this event is no longer possible.

Cancellation policy

Your registration will be treated as a commitment to attend the conference. If you do need to cancel, the DAA must be notified in writing. If a written cancellation is received before 26 May 2023, the registration fee will be refunded. Without a written cancellation there is no refund possible. It is possible to have someone else attend the conference if you need to cancel. Please inform the DAA in that case in writing.

Contact information

We hope to be able to welcome you all at Capital C in – Amsterdam on Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 2023. For further information concerning the conference, please visit www.dutcharbitrationassociation.nl or our DAA Linkedin Group or contact us via: dad@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl.


Photocredits: © Capital C

Sponsors Dutch Arbitration Day 2023

Diamond Sponsor


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


Gold Sponsor


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer




Loyens & Loeff


Omni Bridgeway




Silver Sponsor




Allen & Overy




DLA Piper


Eversheds Sutherland










Van Traa Advocaten


General Sponsor






Ploum Law Firm


Wolters Kluwer


Go to the sponsor page

Would you become a sponsor for this event? Please contact the DAA at: DAD@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl