The Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC) was inaugurated on 1 January 2019. The NCC is an English-speaking chamber of the Amsterdam courts, specialised in complex international business cases. NCC cases are in English, from initiating document to the judgment. Dutch procedural law applies. As a result, the legal community needs an English translation of Dutch civil procedure rules. This book presents the second edition of the first published English translation of (selected parts of) the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure. This edition expands the range of the first edition considerably. And it now includes the Dutch text of the articles selected for translation. This enables Dutch practitioners to more easily find the translation of the articles they know so well in Dutch and to see what choices we made in the translation process.
Practitioners may find invaluable guidance in this book as they advise clients on procedural matters and draft statements and briefs in civil cases. These pages present not only the statutory rules governing civil procedures in the Netherlands, but also the entire NCC Rules and a glossary of procedural terminology. This book may serve as a practical guide and illuminate the Dutch procedural context for EU or other lawyers who are considering proceedings before the NCC or other parts of the Dutch court system.