Entries by Wouter de Clerck

Cross-border pre-judgment attachments: Dutch leave to attach enforceable in other EU member states

The Netherlands is known for its liberal approach to various things in life including pre-judgment attachments. Dutch law provides for very quick, ex-parte petition proceedings for obtaining leave to levy a conservatory attachment on the assets of a counterparty. The obvious advantage is that a claimant may be able to secure its claims based on […]

[Dutch] Uitgestelde werking van de nieuwe arbitragewet: pleidooi voor een eenvoudige(r) lezing van het overgangsrecht

Artikel W.J.L. de Clerck, ‘Uitgestelde werking van de nieuwe arbitragewet: pleidooi voor een eenvoudige(r) lezing van het overgangsrecht’, in: R. de Graaf en D.F.H. Stein (red.), Het pleit beslecht. Opstellen ter gelegenheid van het 210-jarig bestaan van het genootschap Iustitia & Amicitia, Den Haag: Boom Juridisch (2020). View the table of contents here.

Dutch decision on Hague Service Convention: award creditors must play by the book or suffer delays (but there is potential for procedural time gains)

Earlier this week an interim decision of the The Hague Court of Appeal of 8 September 2020 was published, issued in enforcement proceedings between a Dutch ConocoPhillips entity as applicant and the Venezuelan state oil and gas company and one of its subsidiaries as respondents. The decision is perhaps unremarkable insofar as the court refused […]