Sponsors Dutch Arbitration Day 2018

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Clifford Chance

Accuracy is a wholly independent international consulting firm providing advice to company management and shareholders for their strategic or critical decisions, notably in transactions, disputes and crises. Accuracy is present in 14 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and leads engagements all over the world.

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



Loyens & Loeff

Integrated legal and tax advice

Is your question of a legal or tax nature, or both? What are the legal consequences of a particular tax structure and vice versa? More and more companies, financial institutions, governments and individuals are discovering the benefits of customised integrated advice.

Full-service practice

As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice as a legal and tax partner if you do business in or from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland, our home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of our 900 advisers based in one of our offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to our full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, our advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

More information : www.loyensloeff.com



Netherlands Arbitration Institute

Established as a foundation in 1949, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Stichting Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut; “NAI”) operates on a non-profit basis and performs its duties entirely independently and impartially. The NAI aims to promote a number of different types of alternative dispute resolution: arbitration, binding advice and mediation, in particular by providing trade and industry with soundly regulated arbitral, binding advice and mediation procedures. The NAI is the largest general arbitration institute in the Netherlands, a solid and innovative organisation with by far the most experience with and knowledge of different forms of ADR. The NAI is located in the centre of Rotterdam, the vivacious trading centre of the Netherlands with one of the largest ports of the world. The legal relation between the arbitrators and the parties, between the arbitrators and the NAI and between the NAI and the parties is governed by Dutch law.

More information : www.nai-nl.org/en




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 Law Firm

Ploum is not your average law firm. We are significantly different. And our clients experience that. We achieve goals with practical solutions. Combining knowhow and practical experience to your advantage is our talent. It’s in our DNA.

We understand what business is about and we know what is important to you. Our expertise lies in those jurisdictions that are relevant to you as a company. Such as corporate law, employment and co-determination and contract law. And specializations as administrative law, construction law, intellectual property, IT law and insurance law. We combine these areas of expertise in a result oriented approach.
Our values help us with this. We communicate openly, with the interests of our clients in mind. We are inspired by the difference we want to make, we do not know the word “dutiful”. We are decisive because we give clear advice and do not leave our clients with dilemmas. Our advice and solutions are sharp-witted: appropriate to the situation, out-of-the box if necessary. And in all we are pragmatic: we do not like theoretical speech, and are focused on practical solutions.

Ploum delivers practical and working solutions. This is where our heart lies. No scientific papers if they are not needed. No detours and cautious advice, but solutions. First we look further than usual, and then just say it like it is.

Our enthusiasm to make a difference goes beyond the work for our clients. Ploum wants to have a positive impact on her people, society, the environment and the market. Look at CSR for more information.

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: www.raadvanarbitrage.nl



The Hague Hearing Centre (THHC)

The Hague Hearing Centre (THHC) is a state-of-the-art facility, which has been built specifically to meet all requirements for hosting arbitration and hearing proceedings. Located in The Hague, the international of City of Peace and Justice, THHC draws on the expertise of a well-established network of legal institutions and organisations.

More information (Dutch): www.thehaguehearingcentre.com



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