The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.

  • Legal Provisions: Sections 1020-1076, Book 4 of the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure (1986), as amended in 2015.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

  • The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI)

  • Counsel of Arbitration for the Metal Industry and Metal Trade Foundation

  • Arbitration Board for the Building Industry (RvA)

  • Foundation for the Settlement of Automation Disputes (SGOA)

  • Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance (PRIME Finance)

  • Netherlands Oils, Fats and Oilseeds Trade Association (NOFOTA)

  • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

  • Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 April 1964); reservations: 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/accession: 14 September 1966).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 11 December 1997).


Last updated February 2019