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The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) is hiring:

Legal Counsel

The NAI is hiring two Legal Counsel to each manage one of three case management units at the NAI Secretariat.


The Secretariat handles the administration of arbitration proceedings. It continuously seeks to improve efficiency by offering innovative new arbitration tools and procedures. The Secretariat’s staff also organizes trainings and events, speaks at conferences and produces articles and other publications. The Secretariat’s offices are located in Rotterdam. 


Duties and responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Legal Counsel include:

  • Managing the efficient administration of multiple domestic and international arbitration and mediation cases, with the assistance of a (senior) case manager and under the supervision of the Administrator and/or Secretary General
  • Research and publications on NAI arbitration under the supervision of the Administrator and/or Secretary General
  • Representing the NAI at conferences 
  • Assisting with organising the yearly NAI Annual General Meeting 
  • Participating in and assisting with NAI’s arbitration training programmes
  • Contributing to various other projects and initiatives as necessary, in consultation with the Administrator and/or Secretary General



You have a Dutch law degree, preferably with international experience gained through an exchange program or an additional LL.M. from a foreign university. You have acquired a minimum of 3-5 years of  experience at a law firm, preferably in an international practice with a focus on arbitration or litigation, or with the courts. You are fluent in Dutch and in English. 


You have experience in working independently and managing heavy caseloads. You have demonstrated strong legal analytical skills, you are not shy of making informed decisions, you have an eye for detail and you enjoy managing several projects at the same time.


At conferences and events, you act as an ambassador for the NAI and Dutch arbitration. We are looking for legal professionals who enjoy public speaking engagements, who act as natural diplomats, who enjoy building bridges and who master networking skills. We require that you have a high sense of professionalism.


Application and queries

You are invited to send a motivation letter and resume, in English, to secretariaat@nai-nl.org, attn. Camilla Perera - De Wit, Secretary General, NAI. The deadline for sending in applications is Friday 13 March 2020.


About NAI

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) is the largest general arbitration institute in the Netherlands. As such, it is a solid and innovative organisation with by far the most experience with and knowledge of different forms of ADR. It has an acknowledged reputation for offering qualitative and cost-efficient ADR case management with highly experienced staff, which has administered thousands of domestic and international arbitrations and mediations. 


The NAI operates on a non-profit basis and performs its duties independently and impartially. Professor Pieter Sanders, as a founding father of the NAI, as well as Professor Albert Jan van den Berg have chaired the Board of NAI. Professor Sanders was one of the principal drafters of the 1958 New York Convention. He was also recognized for his contributions to the drafting of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The current Chairman is Professor dr. Gerard Meijer, partner at Linklaters Amsterdam.



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