The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Netherlands

General Information

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification: 24 April 1964); reservations and declarations: Referring to paragraph 3 of article I of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the Government of the Kingdom declares that it will apply the Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another Contracting State.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification: 14 September 1966; entry into force: 14 October 1966); reservations: on depositing its instrument of ratification, the Netherlands restricted the application of the Convention to the Kingdom in Europe; by a notification received on May 22, 1970, the Netherlands withdrew that restriction and thus extended the application of the Convention to Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles; Suriname having attained independence on November 25, 1975, the Convention ceased to be applicable to Suriname as of that date.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification: 11 December 1997; entered into force: 16 April 1998); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated July 2017