When settling commercial disputes, arbitration is often preferred over court proceedings. For 97% of all international companies, arbitration is the preferred method of dispute settlement (2018 International Arbitration Survey, Queen Mary University of London). The advantages of arbitration cited by companies are diverse. The main factor is the ease with which an arbitral award can be enforced in 158 countries around the world. Moreover, arbitration is ‘neutral’ in the sense that it is independent of either of the parties’ countries. In addition, arbitration proceedings are flexible and parties are free to choose their own arbitrators. Another advantage is the confidentiality offered by arbitration proceedings.
Experienced counsel for arbitration
Our wide-ranging expertise in both national and international arbitration proceedings (including before the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut) and the Dutch Arbitration Board for the building industry (Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw)) enables us to assist you in diverse arbitration proceedings across industries. Our approach is pragmatic and highly effective.
Recent arbitration cases where we acted as lawyers (counsel) include:
- arbitration on a claim amounting to millions of euros pertaining to network costs in the energy sector;
- arbitration on a complex building project in the Middle East;
- summary arbitral proceedings on the termination of a supply agreement in the energy sector;
- arbitration on the sale of materials for use in the telecoms sector in the Middle East.