Sponsors Dutch Arbitration Day 2019

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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

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations. 

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



De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek stands beside its clients wherever they operate globally. This is the keystone of its focus. Its  role of trusted advisor is integral to who it is today, advising its clients, which include the majority of the largest companies headquartered in the Netherlands, in their global transactions, litigation and regulatory enforcement.
De Brauw delivers a powerful corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation, and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts. Its world‐class international arbitration practice, which is firmly embedded in the firm's litigation practice group, is one of the most active, well renowned practices operating in Europe today. With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Shanghai and Singapore and a global network of top-tier law firms, De Brauw takes on matters across all major jurisdictions in the world.

More information : www.debrauw.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.

Houthoff’s Arbitration Team has an international focus and is one of few in the Netherlands to devote all of its time and efforts to arbitration. The Arbitration Team assists multinationals, financial institutions, government bodies and state companies in large and complex commercial and investment arbitrations. The team also regularly litigates in arbitration-related proceedings before the regular courts on matters such as the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards. A number of our specialists are regularly appointed as arbitrators and secretaries.

More information : www.houthoff.com




Linklaters’ global arbitration group, of which the recently extended Amsterdam arbitration team forms an integral part, has vast experience in handling disputes across all business sectors. The group’s lawyers act as counsel in arbitrations in any seat, under any laws, and under the rules of all the major arbitration institutes.  

A particular strength is our multi-jurisdictional presence. Lawyers from the various Linklaters offices work closely together in tailored arbitration teams to handle cases to suit the requirements of a particular dispute and tribunal. Our insights into relevant cultural differences allow us to seamlessly handle large, complex cross border cases.

In addition to handling commercial arbitrations, we also act in investment arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral treaties. Linklaters’ international arbitration practice also has extensive experience in both enforcement proceedings and setting aside proceedings. 

Our lawyers focus on the essential with a view to achieving success, whether through settlement or legal proceedings as soon as possible and as cost effectively as possible.  

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 over 400 lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisers, spread across six offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York and Rotterdam.

NautaDutilh’s arbitration team is unique as it benefits from being a stand-alone arbitration team with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg supported by the largest dispute resolution group of all Benelux law firms. Our arbitration team draws from the specific expertise available across the firm and has the resources and skills to handle the most complex arbitrations worldwide. NautaDutilh has a proven track record in high-value commercial arbitrations in various market sectors (including corporate, construction, financial services, intellectual property & energy matters) and investment treaty arbitrations. Throughout the years, our team has built an outstanding reputation and vast experience in handling both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all major arbitration rules (ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC, NAI, CEPANI, etc.). Furthermore, NautaDutilh has an impressive track record in relation to court proceedings relating to arbitration. Our experience in this field is very broad and and involves several complex multi-jurisdictional attachment and enforcement proceedings and setting aside proceedings, including a strong cassation practice.

More information : www.nautadutilh.com/en/our-expertise/services/arbitration



Omni Bridgeway

Funding and managing litigation, arbitration and enforcement has been the core business of Omni Bridgeway since 1986.  Based on its unrivalled experience, the firm has funded and enforced several billions in claims for its global client base. 

Of the hundreds of cases Omni Bridgeway has handled in its 32 years of history, many related to dealing with the matters surrounding (semi)-sovereign debtors and counterparties in political risk markets (sovereign immunity, investment treaty and commercial arbitration, political interference). Key to its success are its flexible funding capacity, in-house intelligence gathering capabilities (asset tracing) and a multi-disciplinary approach where our in-house teams work constructively together in a team with external counsel. 

In 2018, Omni Bridgeway in conjunction with the IFC - an arm of the World Bank Group – has established the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe distressed Asset Recovery Program (DARP), aimed at assisting financial institutions in the region with funding and managing the (enforcement) litigation for non-performing loans and other legal claims. 

Omni Bridgeway has offices in Amsterdam, Cologne (Roland Prozessfinanz), Geneva, Singapore, Guernsey and Dubai.

More information : www.omnibridgeway.com



Ploum Law Firm

Many companies no longer just want straightforward legal advice from a law firm and notary's office. They want more. They want to hear the best solution in clear language. The entrepreneur’s solution. The solution that works and gives you confidence in the future. They are looking for a sparring partner with a legal background: someone who knows the law through and through, but who also dares to give strategic advice and can think along as an entrepreneur. In addition, clients are increasingly asking for a project-based approach or seeking support in the rollout of a solution. In doing so, they expect their adviser to be efficient and transparent and to move at the same pace, because the ability to tackle challenges quickly is crucial for companies.
We can do that. With a practical approach, on an energetic no-nonsense way, without frills. That, along with the high quality of our legal knowledge makes us distinctive.
Legal knowledge is the basis and business instinct is the forte. This is Ploum. This is what makes us a partner-in-business.

More information : www.ploum.nl/en




At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In the arbitration area, we advise clients and their lawyers during all stages of the dispute resolution process, including provision of independent testimony, helping them build resilient strategies to protect relationships.
PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people. We are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. At PwC in the Netherlands, over 5,000 people work together.
Our global dispute advisory services team consists of 200+ specialists in finance, accounting, valuation, economics and IT that work together seamlessly to provide a comprehensive integrated response to our clients’ needs, applying innovative technology, local market experience and language skills.

More information : www.pwc.com / www.pwc.nl



Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw

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 550 construction disputes in 2018.

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 January 14, 2019) 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



Van Doorne

Van Doorne is (alphabetically) the last-mentioned yet most enthusiastic sponsor of the Dutch Arbitration Day. Our team members were part of the first organizing committee and are keen to continue to contribute. Van Doorne is a full-service leading independent Dutch law firm, fielding around 175 lawyers. The firm offers a dedicated arbitration team, that works out of both the Amsterdam and London offices. The two lead partners rely on a team specialist associates that are embedded in Van Doorne’s 75-plus lawyer dispute resolution offering. The team is bi-lingual (English-Dutch) and well versed in both civil law and common law concepts and procedure. Our focus is on commercial and investment arbitration work, be it under the rules of the NAI or other national/international institutes (LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL, among many others). We act as counsel and co-counsel on arbitration, enforcement and setting aside mandates. Of course, we complement our team by engaging specialists in our network of international firms, should the need to do so arise.
More information: www.vandoorne.com/en



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