2023 NAI Annual General Meeting

The NAI’s AGM takes place yearly in the Peace Palace in The Hague and is a gathering of arbitration practitioners in the widest sense, including lawyers, judges, academics and in-house counsel. The 2023 programme will discuss hot topics in international commercial arbitration and appeal to arbitration practitioners regionally as well as globally. Current topics include ‘Ethics in International Arbitration’, ‘Energy Disputes and Arbitration’, ‘Quantum and Damages’, and ‘Post M&A Disputes and Arbitration’.

The Keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Albert Jan van den Berg. During the last 50 years, the Dutch Supreme Court has interpreted the New York Convention of 1958 in a number of important decisions. In his keynote speech for the NAI AGM, Professor Albert Jan van den Berg reviews critically those interpretations with respect a-national awards (art. I), non-discrimination (art. III) and enforcement of annulled awards (art. V(1)(e)). Professor van den Berg has published and lectured extensively on the Convention, including his seminal PhD of 1981.

For the first time, this year two sessions will have a fresh and new format. In order to stimulate open discussions and a highly interactive audience, the panel will be constituted by two moderators and one introductory speaker only. The introductory speaker, an experienced practitioner and expert in the respective subject matter, will introduce the topic by giving a short thought-provoking keynote. Subsequently, the floor is opened to thoughts, suggestions and questions from the floor. Audience members can present their views, and other members can respond, while the interactive and lively discussion is led by two experienced subject matter dispute moderators.

See the full program below!

An after-movie of the Annual General Meeting 2022 can be found below.