On 8 March 2018 the Dutch parliament approved draft legislation that will allow parties to choose to litigate civil or commercial matters with an international aspect in the English language at the Amsterdam district court (and in appeal: at the Amsterdam court of appeal). This concerns the introduction of the so called Netherlands Commercial Court (“NCC”) and the Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal (“NCCA”). The Dutch senate is expected to approve the legislation as well.
For more information about the NCC, we refer to our update on 31 August 2017.
To what extent is the protection of listed companies possible and adequate? The various
On 10 October 2017 the new Dutch coalition government presented their policy roadmap for the period 2017-2021.
It is expected that the Dutch legislator will consider the draft legislation regarding the Netherlands Commercial Court