DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2024

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The Dutch Arbitration Association will hold its annual conference on Thursday 6 June 2024 at H'ART Museum in Amsterdam. This year’s conference will focus on the topic :

Arbitration for the Next Generation

Program Wednesday 5 June 2024 – Pre-DAD Young Practitioners Event

This year, the DAD has collaborated with the Netherlands Very Young Arbitration Practitioners to organise a special pre-DAD Young Practitioners Event. The event will be held at Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis in Amsterdam on Wednesday 5 June 2024 for all practitioners under and around the age of 40 attending the DAD.

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2024
Time: 17.00 – 20.00
Location: Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis, Vondelpark 5 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Speakers dinner Kindly sponsored by Loyens & Loeff

Time Item
17.00 – 20.00 Pre-DAD Young Practitioners Event: drinks for participants under and around the age of 40
Kindly sponsored by FTI Consulting

Program Thursday 6 June 2024 – Dutch Arbitration Day

The program will address challenges and opportunities that are present in the next generation of disputes, arbitrators, advocates, technologies, and arbitration rules.

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024
Time: Conference: 10.00 – 16.45  /  Festive Dinner and Drinks: 16.45 – 23.00
Location: H'ART Museum, Amstel 51 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

H'ART Museum Kindly sponsored by Kroll and Diales

Time Item Speakers
08.30 – 08.45 Registration Mentorship Breakfast  
08.45 – 09.45 Mentorship Breakfast

Junior practitioners will be coupled with senior practitioners acting as mentor

Kindly sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee  
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction Stan Putter, HBN Law &Tax, President of the Dutch Arbitration Association
10.15 – 10.45 Keynote
Tomorrow must be a better day
Hamid Gharavi, Derains & Gharavi International
10.45 – 11.30 Panel Discussion 1
Arbitration as a force for good
Guillaume Croisant, Linklaters
Marc Krestin, Fieldfisher
Merryl Lawry-White, Independent Expert -  Joint Secretary, ILA British Branch
Jorian Hamster, DLA Piper
Irina Buga, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Moderator)

Kindly sponsored by DLA Piper

11.30 – 12.15 Panel Discussion 2
The next generation of arbitration rules

Camilla Perera-de Wit, Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI)
Korinna von Trotha, Swiss Arbitration Centre
Robin Oldenstam, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
Marieke Schaink, Allen Overy Shearman Sterling (Moderator)

Kindly sponsored by NautaDutilh

12.15 – 14.15 Lunch on canal boats in Amsterdam Kindly sponsored by HKA
14.15 – 14.30 Go to the workshop  
14.30 – 15.15 Workshop A
Picking the next generation of arbitrators

James Boykin, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Roelien van der Berg, Avizor Advocates & Arbitrators
James Turner KC, Quadrant Chambers

Kindly sponsored by Wolters Kluwer and Quadrant Chambers

  Workshop B
Re-imagining the use of expert evidence
Mark Castell, HKA
Jouke van der Schors, FTI Consulting
Bregje Korthals Altes, Ysquare
  Workshop C
Ensuring a diverse next generation of practitioners
James McKenzie, Eversheds Sutherland
Marieke Witkamp, International arbitrator
Eraldo d'Atri, Clifford Chance LLP
Mickey van Helden, Baker McKenzie

Kindly sponsored by PwC

  Workshop D
The future of international asset recovery
Jef Klazen, Kobre & Kim
Ros Prince, Stephenson Harwood
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break Kindly sponsored by Legaltree
15.45 – 16.30 Panel Discussion 3
The next generation of technology in arbitration

Juliette Asso, Lalive
Niek Peters, Legaltree
Rutger Potter, deBreij
Lútsen de Vries, Staunch (Moderator)

Kindly sponsored by Clifford Chance LLP

16.30 – 16.45 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks Tom Claassens, Loyens & Loeff, Member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Arbitration Association
16.45 – 23.00 Festive Dinner and Drinks Kindly sponsored by Ysquare, Van Doorne and Habraken Rutten


Download Program (PDF)

View the photo registration

View the photos of the Pre-DAD Young Practitioners Event here

View the photos of the Dutch Arbitration Day 2024 here

Registration fee

The registration fee* will be: EUR 425 for non DAA-members; EUR 375 for DAA-members; EUR 210 euro for in-house counsel and EUR 100 for students.** The price is including the festive dinner. The price includes the Pre-DAD Young Practitioners Event for participants under and around the age of 40 (which will be held on Wednesday 5 June). 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.


Registration is now no longer possible, we have already reached the maximum number of participants. If you still want to participate, please send an email to dad@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl. We will then place you on a waiting list.

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 31 May 2024, 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 in Amsterdam on Wednesday 5 June and/or Thursday 6 June 2024. For further information concerning the conference, please visit www.dutcharbitrationassociation.nl or our DAA LinkedIn Group or contact us via: dad@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl.


Best wishes from the 2024 Organizing Committee: Lennart Baijer, Sarangi Elavarasan, Johannes Fahner, Anne Hendrikx, Henriëtte Kasteel and Stijn Winters.


Photocredits: © 2024 Hugo den Ouden  /  Theme image is created using AI

Sponsors Dutch Arbitration Day 2024

Gold Sponsor


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


FTI Consulting




Loyens & Loeff




Silver Sponsor


Aceris Law


A&O Shearman


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


Clifford Chance




Van Doorne


DLA Piper


Eversheds Sutherland














Quadrant Chambers


Wolters Kluwer


General Sponsor






Go to the sponsor page


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