Arbitration Act (as of 1 January 2015)

The Arbitration Act amends, with effect from 1 January 2015. The new law aims to make the Netherlands more attractive to international arbitrations. The law does so by enabling institutional challenge. Changes are further:

  • Modernisation of the arbitration law. One example is that the possibility is also to use modern electronic means, such as sending documents by email.
  • Reducing burdens on the parties. One example is that the deposit of a judgment by the court is no longer compulsory.
  • Quashing procedure only in one actual instance. The quashing process can only take place only for the court. Justice to court then expires.

Read more about the changes by January 1, 2015 (in Dutch)

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