Litigation and arbitration

Although we will always do our utmost to ensure that a dispute does not culminate in legal proceedings if at all possible, it will sometimes be necessary to submit a dispute to a court or arbitrators.

For most cases, proceedings will start with the court, unless parties have agreed on arbitration. Our firm has extensive experience of national and international arbitration with arbitration institutions like Tamara, the Court of Arbitration for the Building Industry in the Netherlands (Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut), NOFOTA and FOSFA. We regularly institute proceedings at the sub-district court in cases relating to rent disputes, employment issues and small collection issues.

We are also regularly approached by foreign parties to have court judgments and arbitral awards recognised here in the Netherlands, after which we are instructed to enforce these judgments and awards.