Sponsors Dutch Arbitration Day 2017

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Clifford Chance

Founded in 2004, Accuracy is a global independent financial consultancy firm with over 300 professionals and operations in Europe, North America and Asia. Our fully integrated partnership model allows us to provide our clients with the best experts and service, no matter where the engagement is sourced.
Accuracy has extensive experience of providing valuation and damage assessment services in arbitration contexts, both for commercial and investment treaty disputes. Our dispute support activity accounts for more than 30% of our global revenues. 16 of our delay and quantum experts have provided oral testimony and have undergone cross-examination in various international forums, including LCIA, ICC, ICSID, SIAC and under the UNCITRAL rules.

More information: www.accuracy.com



Allen & Overy

In an increasingly volatile world and international business environment, it is becoming harder for parties to predict where disputes may arise. It is in this context that international arbitration has continued its march forward as parties’ first choice for resolving complex, cross-border disputes. But just as the number of international arbitrations has dramatically increased over the last decade, so too has the complexity and value of those disputes, requiring increasingly sophisticated and specialist legal advice.

Allen & Overy’s market-leading Dutch arbitration practice is ideally placed to assist clients with disputes whenever and wherever they arise. We are at the cutting edge of arbitration law, with expertise under all the key institutional rules as well as investment treaty arbitration. Our Amsterdam team includes both Dutch-qualified and English-qualified lawyers and our strong international network  gives us the necessary expertise to handle complex international arbitrations. Members of the team have extensive experience representing clients in arbitrations as well as in court proceedings regarding the enforcement or setting aside of arbitral awards, sit as arbitrators and are actively involved in national and international arbitration institutes. This allows us to build excellent relationships with the most respected arbitrators and arbitration practitioners worldwide and enables us to offer our clients the highest standard of service.

More information : www.allenovery.com



Clifford Chance

International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Established in 1972, Clifford Chance Amsterdam offers clients long-standing local knowledge and an internationally integrated approach. With this experience in the Netherlands, we are consistently recognised as one of the leading firms operating at the top-end of the market.

Our Amsterdam international arbitration practice forms part of the firm's global arbitration practice and provides organisations with arbitration experts wherever in the World they operate. We are able to deploy teams that are adapted to the specific requirements of the dispute, in terms both of geographic and industry-specific expertise. We take pride in delivering the power and resources of our global network to meet our clients’ needs. We have extensive experience in arbitrations brought under all the major institutional rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under Bilateral Investment Treaties.

More information: www.cliffordchance.com



DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. Our international arbitration team has vast experience in conducting international arbitration including acting as counsel or sitting as arbitrator under all the major institutional and procedural rules. We represent parties in international arbitrations arising in a broad range of industry sectors and we have extensive experience in handling arbitration disputes involving sovereign states, including claims brought under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral investment treaties (MITs).

More information: www.dlapiper.com/en/us/services/litigation-arbitration-and-investigations/international-arbitration/



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international, globally integrated, law firm offering clients dedicated and seamless legal advice across all legal fields and industry sectors in all important economic regions. Our international arbitration group is widely recognised as the world's leading practice in this area, topping virtually every edition of the GAR 30 ranking since 2008. We conduct arbitrations all over the world, whatever the governing law of the dispute, the language of the arbitration, or the rules under which the dispute is to be resolved. Our dedicated Amsterdam arbitration team has been representing national and international clients in arbitration for almost twenty years.

More information : www.freshfields.com




Houthoff is a long-established Netherlands based law firm with over 290 lawyers worldwide. The firm's lawyers in each practice area and across its offices work collaboratively to help clients assess new opportunities and manage risk in a redefined marketplace. As the fabric of the global economic environment unravelled, Houthoff partnered with clients to respond to unprecedented circumstances with innovative solutions and sound legal judgement. Houthoff has a vision on economic growth that is productive, sustainable and inclusive.

More information : www.houthoff.com



Allen & Overy

Our aim is to be the leading global law firm, building relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that top companies and financial institutions instinctively turn to us for support on their most important and challenging assignments. Doing this requires a constant focus on our clients, a deep understanding of our markets, globally minded and committed people and responsibility and integrity in the way we interact with our communities and manage our impact on the environment.

More information : www.linklaters.com




NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch Caribbean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region. We have about 400 lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisers, spread across six offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York and Rotterdam.
NautaDutilh's arbitration group has the necessary resources and expertise to handle the most complex arbitrations worldwide, covering a wide variety of industry sectors, such as construction, engineering, energy, insurance, international trade and investment, and financial services. Our arbitration team is a truly international team with lawyers originally from Spain, the United States, Germany and the Ukraine - and who, thus, are fluent in several languages other than Dutch, French (and English). This strong international set up and experience provides us with the tools and understanding required to meet the expectations of our foreign and domestic clients and to bridge any differences in (legal) cultures.
Our extensive experience in representing clients in arbitrations under many different arbitral rules, both national and international, including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) has provided us with opportunities to interact with diverse parties, tribunals and witnesses from all types of legal and commercial cultures.
We also have significant experience in handling disputes involving sovereign states, such as arbitrations brought under bilateral investment treaties. We regularly provide counsel on drafting arbitration provisions, on how to avoid or enforce arbitration agreements, as well as how to challenge or enforce arbitration awards. Our team has been involved in many of the most high-profile arbitrations, challenges and setting aside proceedings of recent years.
Members of our arbitration team act as arbitrator, publish on arbitration topics, and work with the renowned international arbitration institutions. Our group's collective experience brings with it unrivalled knowledge of arbitrators, institutions, legal cultures, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make the difference in the outcome of a dispute.

More information : www.nautadutilh.com/en/



Omni Bridgeway

Funding and managing litigation, arbitration and enforcement has been the core business of Omni Bridgeway for 30 years now. Based on its unrivalled experience, the firm has funded and enforced  several billions in claims for its global client base – which includes governments, multinationals, banks, investors, political risk insurers, re-insurers, Lloyd’s of London and insurance brokers. 

Omni Bridgeway’s key expertise is in the field of managing and funding claims involving complex cross-border litigation, including arbitration and competition cases (follow-on or stand alone),  as well as cases in which enforcement of the judgment or arbitral award is (expected to be) the main aspect. We operate on a no success no fee basis, ensuring full alignment of our interests with those of our clients.

Many of the hundreds of cases Omni Bridgeway has handled in its history related to dealing with the specific legal and financial matters surrounding (semi)-sovereign debtors and counterparties in political risk markets (sovereign immunity, bilateral investment treaties, international arbitration, political interference). In-house intelligence gathering capabilities (case relevant intelligence, asset tracing) and a multi-disciplinary approach where our in house teams work constructively together in a team with external counsel are the key to its success.  

Omni Bridgeway does not operate as a fund but has a solid foundation based on long term proprietary capital. The company has an immediately available capital of EUR 150 million to further expand its activities in new litigation cases.

More information : www.omnibridgeway.com




Ploum Lodder Princen


More information : www.ploum.nl/en



Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw

(Arbitration Board for the Building Industry)

Whether a dispute involves the construction of an underwater road tunnel, the completion of a home or the technical installation of a commercial building, if parties in the construction industry cannot agree, they will often opt for the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry to adjudicate. RvA arbitrators heard some 685 construction disputes in 2015.

Incorporated in 1907, the RvA is an independent foundation employing more than 100 arbitrators. RvA arbitrators (expert-members) are selected primarily based on their track record in the construction industry. Virtually all lawyer-members are judges or former judges. Hearings are generally held near the building site involved, allowing arbitrators to immediately inspect the technical points of dispute if necessary.

Why the RvA in national and international construction disputes?

The unique combination of technical and legal expertise in construction present at the RvA ensures that construction disputes – compared to ordinary courts that appoint external construction experts – are handled quickly, efficiently and at reasonable cost. RvA awards have the same legal force as judgments rendered by ordinary courts.

The expert-members mostly also possess international experience with construction projects, while the lawyer-members are familiar with the application of foreign law. The Arbitration Rules (version of 1 January 2015) are available in English. In addition to the Rules and in consultation with the RvA, the parties may make arrangements to provide for special conditions of international arbitration, such as the method of appointing arbitrators, language, applicable law, dissenting opinion, and whether or not the award will be published.

Costs of arbitration with the RvA

The RvA requires a deposit when a dispute is brought. The deposit is intended solely as security for the RvA. The amount of the deposit and the costs of arbitration are determined by the principal amount of the claim in accordance with the guidelines of the Deposit/Moderation Table. The RvA deducts its costs from the deposit when invoicing the dispute.

More information (Dutch): www.raadvanarbitrage.nl



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