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The Netherlands Arbitration Institute is an independent foundation. The NAI Executive Board consists of people from the business community, the legal profession and science who have extensive experience in the fields of arbitration, binding advice and mediation. The NAI also has an Advisory Board.

The NAI Secretariat, with its registered office in Rotterdam, administers arbitration, binding advice proceedings and mediation.


The names of the members of the Executive Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute are as follows (as at 1 May 2018):

Professor G.J. Meijer (Attorney in Amsterdam/Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam), President
Ms. Professor C.J.M. Klaassen (Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen), Vice-President
Ms. B.J. Korthals Altes (Attorney in Amsterdam), Secretary
E.J. Reuver RA RV (Director Travel Guarantee Fund/Calamity Fund), Treasurer
E.W. Dorrestijn (General Counsel Commercial, KPN), Portfolio holder ICT/operations


The NAI Board appointed the following persons as member of the Committee as mentioned in Article 19 of the NAI Arbitration Rules (or Binding Advice Rules): 

J.A.J. Peeters, President
Professor W.D.H. Asser
P.W. van Baal
Professor S.H.M.A. Dumoulin
F.W.H. van den Emster

Ms. P.M.M. van der Grinten

A. Hammerstein

D.K.P.L. De Meulemeester
E.J. van Sandick

M.B. Werkhoven
O.L.O. de Witt Wijnen

M.E. Honée

C.J. Verduyn

E.C. van Veen

I.F. Dam

Advisory Board

The names of the members of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute are as follows (as at 29 November 2022):

D. Knottenbelt (Attorney in Rotterdam), President

T.L. Claassens (Attorney in Amsterdam), Secretary
Ms. H.J. van der Baan (Attorney in Amsterdam)

Ms. M.C.W. de Beer (Legal Counsel Philips)
W.J. van Breemen (head of IT Houthoff)
Professor F.J.M. De Ly (Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam)
J. Fleming (Attorney in Amsterdam)

J.K. van Hezewijk (Attorney in Amsterdam)

P. Jäger (Legal Counsel Gasterra)

B.P.H. Leijnse (Attorney in Rotterdam)

Ms. J.M. Luycks (Attorney in Amsterdam)

E.J.M. Rosier (Attorney / Tax Lawyer in Heerlen/Maastricht)

Professor M.W. Scheltema (Attorney in Amsterdam)

D. Stuyfzand (General Counsel GRC Management Services)

T. van der Valk (Attorney in Rotterdam)
Ms. N. Vloemans (Attorney in Rotterdam)

Professor B. van Zelst (Attorney in Amsterdam, Extraordinary Professor at Maastricht University)

Ms. E.A. Zonnenberg-Mellenbergh (Legal Counsel Samsung)


The NAI Secretariat provides the administration of arbitration, binding advice proceedings and mediation using the relevant rules.

Ms. C.M.L. Perera-de Wit, Secretary General/Director General

Mr. T.R. Vaal, Director Business Operations

Ms. W.M.A. Malcontent, Administrator

Ms. S. Paoletta, Legal Counsel

Mr. T.J.P.H. de Bekker, Legal Counsel

Ms. Y.H. Mens, Sr. Case Manager

Ms. L. Assendelft, Case Manager

Mr. J. Thielking, Case Manager

Ms. M. Duin, Head of Financial Administration

Ms. C. Veerkamp, Senior Financial Administrator

Ms. E.L. Sucec-Groeneweg, Financial Administration Assistant




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