Short Reads

Netherlands Commercial Court coming soon?

Netherlands Commercial Court coming soon?

Netherlands Commercial Court coming soon?

08.03.2018 NL law

On 8 March 2018, the bill concerning the Netherlands Commercial Court was passed by the House of Representatives. However, the court cannot start until the Senate has also approved the bill.

The chairman of the Council for the Judiciary, Frits Bakker, has stated that the Council is pleased that the bill has been passed by the House of Representatives and that as soon as the legislation is passed by the Senate, the Netherlands Commercial Court can start hearing cases. He also said that in practical terms everything is ready for the start of the new court  but that legislation is crucial because it provides a legal basis to litigate in English. The chairman's full reaction is available on the website of the Council for the Judiciary (in Dutch only).

The intended new international trade chamber of the Amsterdam District Court (NCC) and the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (NCCA) will offer litigants the opportunity to litigate in English and will be able to give judgments in English. The NCC and NCCA will charge an increased court fee.

Parties can only start legal proceedings at the NCC if they chose so explicitly. Both the NCC and NCCA will focus primarily on major international commercial disputes and the same NCC process rules will apply.

For more information about the background and plans for the NCC see the previous blog posts 'Towards the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC)' and 'The Netherlands Commercial Court bill in consultation'.

Related news

18.08.2020 NL law
Kwart eeuw faillisementsafwikkeling en boedelschulden

Articles - Ter gelegenheid van haar 25-jarig jubileum nodigde het Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht Gertjan Boekraad uit een bijdrage te schrijven over hoe het recht zich in een kwart eeuw heeft ontwikkeld op het gebied van de Faillissementsafwikkeling. Aan bod komen vragen als: wat zijn boedelschulden, hoe worden zij omgeslagen en hoe wordt een negatieve boedel afgewikkeld? 

Read more

18.08.2020 NL law
Quarter century bankruptcy settlement and estate debts

Articles - To mark the publication’s 25th anniversary, the editors of the Dutch Journal for Insolvency Law have invited Gertjan Boekraad to author an article on how the issue of bankruptcy settlement has developed in legal doctrine over the past quarter of a century. He discusses questions including: what are estate debts, how can they be paid in advance, and what if the assets do not completely cover the estate debts? 

Read more

08.07.2020 NL law
Dutch State breached duty of care in providing information to victims and surviving relatives of plane crash

Short Reads - Earlier this year, the District Court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch State is liable vis-à-vis the victims and surviving relatives of a 1992 plane crash in Faro, Portugal. The State was found liable because it is responsible for the information provided by the Dutch Aviation Safety Board (a government agency) to the victims and surviving relatives. This information, on the causes of the crash was deemed by the court to be incorrect and incomplete.

Read more