Dispute Settlement in the Netherlands

The choice of court or arbitration tribunal dealing with your legal disputes and the applicable law have a major influence on a satisfactory outcome of your case. Dutch law and legal practice have much to offer to Dutch and non-Dutch companies active in shipping, transport, logistics and trade as well as offshore. To avoid unpleasant surprises, the choice of law and the choice of a court or an arbitration tribunal in a contract must always be made with great care.

Why choose the Dutch way?

The Dutch justice system is internationally highly regarded as unbiased and competent. It is very much in touch with everyday practice and known for its international and legal-comparative approach.


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Swift and predictable dispute resolution

The Dutch judicial system enjoys a good reputation, as does dispute resolution by arbitration for shipping and transport. There is significant internationally-oriented expertise on hand, procedural law is practical and informal, and there are various options in arbitration. Resolving disputes here is therefore relatively inexpensive, fast and predictable. This aspect of ‘ease of doing business’ is attractive to companies wanting to set up business here and wanting their legal interests to be taken care of close to home.

Education in the netherlands

Many (regular and post graduate) courses are offered at Dutch
universities and other institutes on maritime, trade, transport law
and related areas of law in English and in Dutch.

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