Category: Dutch procedural law

Enforcement of a Dutch arbitration award is easy!

Enforcement of a Dutch arbitration award is easy!

More and more parties in the Netherlands are deciding to settle their disputes through arbitration rather than taking their disputes to court. Procedural Law Lawyer Onno Hennis explains why, and illustrates this by reference to a recent decision of the Court of Rotterdam.



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Enforcement of arbitral award: permission of the court required!

Enforcement of arbitral award: permission of the court required!

In the Netherlands, enforcement of an arbitral award requires the permission of the court. A ruling of the Court of Utrecht under the previous arbitration law makes it clear that the court will only refuse permission in very exceptional cases. Arbitration lawyer Onno Hennis explains that there are good reasons for this, on the basis of this judgement.



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Limitation period for an official report; five or twenty years?

Limitation period for an official report; five or twenty years?

During a hearing a Dutch court may establish agreements between parties upon request in a so-called official report. But for how long can parties bring claims on the basis of agreements reached in this form? Dutch procedural law lawyer Heleen Cabral explains this on the basis of a case.



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Court decisions in camera, when is this an option?

Court decisions in camera, when is this an option?

In the Netherlands, court decisions are public: judgments are available (anonymised) to anyone and can be requested from the Court. Moreover, in principle, anyone can attend a session of the Dutch Court, unless the law provides otherwise, but this only happens in exceptional cases. Procedural lawyer Robert van Ewijk explains how it works.



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