The law firm of choice when it comes to high-profile, high-stakes arbitral proceedings with a Benelux connection.

Arbitration is the preferred method for resolving cross-border disputes

The added value of arbitration quickly becomes clear when conducting business in an international environment. Clients benefit from the efficient and effective resolution of disputes, which is precisely what our arbitration team offers.
NautaDutilh’s arbitration team is unique in that it is a stand-alone practice, with mem-bers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, supported by the largest litigation and dispute resolution group in a Benelux law firm (85+ lawyers). Our arbitration team can thus draw on firm-wide expertise in all practice areas, including corporate, construc-tion, financial, insurance, intellectual property and IT law, as well as Supreme Court liti-gation.
For these reasons, NautaDutilh is the law firm of choice when it comes to high-profile, high-stakes arbitral proceedings with a Benelux connection.

  • A proven track record of success

    NautaDutilh has a proven track record of success in high-stakes commercial arbitral proceedings in various sectors (including corporate, construction, intellectual property and energy) as well as in in-vestment treaty arbitration.
    Our team has an outstanding reputation and extensive experience handling high-stakes commercial and investment treaty arbitration under all major arbitration rules (ICC, UN-CITRAL, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC, NAI, CEPANI, etc.). Thanks to our thorough knowledge of Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg arbitration law and of the applicable in-ternational treaties, rules and regulations, our clients receive timely, to-the-point, high-quality advice that enables them to develop an effective strategy.
    Furthermore, we have an impressive record of accomplishment in arbitration-related court proceedings. Our experience in this field is very broad and extends to complex multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings and setting aside proceedings in relation to arbitral awards, including before the highest national courts. Indeed, NautaDutilh is consistently the preferred choice of top law firms seeking lead or co-counsel in the Benelux.

  • Highlighted work

    Recent highlights of our Benelux arbitration team include representing and advising:

    • Moldova-based investors in enforcement proceedings in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in relation to an SCC arbitral award against Kazakhstan in an Energy Charter Treaty investment arbitration;
    • Ukrainian investors in two setting aside proceedings in relation to UNCITRAL arbitral awards rendered against the Russian Federation in investment arbitration;
    • a Dutch energy company in ICC arbitrationagainst an Italian construction company in a dispute related to delays in and the disruption of a large-scale construction project; and
    • a Dutch investor in investment arbitration against the Czech Republic under the Netherlands-Czech Republic BIT.
  • What others say
    • "They are a good team – diligent and responsive."
      The Legal 500 2023 – NL
    • "Great team – hard working, engaged, user-friendly, quick on their feet and very approachable."
      The Legal 500 2022 – NL
    • "Strong dispute skills in Holland and good knowledge of ship building disputes."
      The Legal 500 2022 – NL
    • "The team I’ve worked with at NautaDutilh is thorough in their analysis of the client’s dispute and approaches the dispute holistically, ensuring that they cover all ground."
      The Legal 500 2022 – NL
    • "The NautaDutilh team is unusual in the Netherlands in that it really understands treaty arbitration and the legal issues it presents."
      The Legal 500 2022 – NL
    • The team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500The Netherlands in 2023 and 2022

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