Netherlands Arbitration

Netherlands is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 25 May 1966
  • Deposit of Ratification: 14 September 1966
  • Entry into Force: 14 October 1966
  • On 22 May 1970, Netherlands extended the application of the ICSID Convention to the Netherlands Antilles
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Netherlands has designated “President of the District Court in The Hague” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Netherlands enacted the Law of July 21, 1966, containing the approval of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States (Off. Gaz. 339, 1966, p. 802) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.

Netherlands is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Signature: 10 June 1958
  • Deposit of Ratification: 24 April 1964
  • Entry into Force: 23 July 1964
  • Netherlands will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state
  • On 24 April 1964, Netherlands declared that the Convention shall apply to the Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 4 September 1900
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 26 January 1910

Netherlands is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 10 December 1945

Official State Name: Netherlands - Nederland

Official Language: Dutch

Recognised Regional Languages: Frisian (in Friesland), Papiamento (in Bonaire), English (in Saint Eustatius and Saba)

Capital: Amsterdam

Currency: Euro (€)

Time Zone: CET and (UTC+1)

International Calling Code: +31

Internet TLD: .nl

Location of the  Netherlands  (dark green)– on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]Special municipalities of the Netherlands (dark green)in the Caribbean

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