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3 juli 2020

Honored and excited about our Secretary General, Mrs. Camilla Perera-de Wit, winning 
a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2020 – Commercial Arbitration - the Netherlands!


The Women in Law Awards are a global celebration of excellence in the profession across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar.


In recognition of your outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Commercial Arbitration”;


The research team has highlighted a number of your achievements over the last 18 months”;


Points awarded included the criteria below:

  • Raising awareness in relation to equality and gender issues faced by women in the legal sector
  • Amount of documented activity in 2019/20 when compared to industry peers
  • Involvement in significant legal cases and legal activity
  • Peer recognition and personal achievement
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Published articles and journals
  • Client care and innovation

Thank you to those who have supported this nomination!


11 juni 2020

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and Young NAI cordially
invite you 
to join them on Thursday 18 June 1700-1800 hrs CET for
the following webinar:


‘Commercial Arbitration In Times of COVID-19: The Ability to Adapt’


This event is aimed at sharing best practices and experiences on COVID-19 related consequences in commercial arbitration.

A panel of experts will explore several topics such as:

  • The ability to adapt - doing what needs to be done: views from the institute, arbitrator and counsel
  • Virtual hearings: key considerations
  • Challenges and opportunities that emerge from COVID-19
  • Looking beyond COVID-19

The panel will discuss these topics from different angles (e.g. private practitioner, arbitrator, institute). The webinar will be in English.


We are very excited to announce the following speakers will participate:



  • Melanie van Leeuwen, partner, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
  • Bregje Korthals Altes, Board member, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute; partner, Ysquare (Amsterdam)
  • Pauline Ernste, senior associate, NautaDutilh (Rotterdam)
  • Max van Leyenhorst, partner, Legaltree (Leiden)


  • Prof. dr. Gerard Meijer, President, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute; partner, Linklaters (Amsterdam)
  • Camilla Perera de Wit, Secretary General, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute

Registration is free of charge. Participants are eligible for 1 PO-point (Dutch Bar Association).




4 juni 2020

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute is proud to have one of its senior staff members join the ERA Pledge Young Practitioners Subcommittee. Deputy Administrator and Senior Legal Counsel Mirjam Trouw has been invited to join this illustrious group.

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