The Netherlands opens Commercial Court


An important condition for a good business climate is an independent, impartial and high-quality government judicial system. In this respect the Dutch judicial system obtains a high score. There are courts at several locations, including Leeuwarden. Following the example of London, Dublin, Delaware, Dubai and Singapore, the Netherlands will soon also have a Commercial Court in order to further facilitate international parties. According to the planning, the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC) will start in Amsterdam, a short travelling distance from Leeuwarden, on 1 January 2017.

The NCC will offer a specialist government judicial system for large international commercial disputes. The unique advantage of the NCC compared to the other commercial courts is the application of the Dutch law of procedure, which is perceived as highly pragmatic and which offers opportunities to structure the proceedings optimally for these kinds of disputes. The NCC will administer justice in English (and, on request, Dutch). The Netherlands Commercial Court is in line with the economic structure of the Netherlands that is based on international commerce.

May 11, 2016