The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Netherlands

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.
  • Legal Provisions: Articles 1020-1076 of the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure (DCCP), latest amendments in force since 1 January 2015-01-01. English translation of the code is available on the website of the Netherlands Arbitrage Institute.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 April 1964); reservations: reciprocity; the Convention shall be also applicable to the Netherlands Antilles.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 September 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/accession: 11 December 1997); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016