The NCC is built on a solid foundation: the reputation of the Dutch judiciary, which is ranked among the most efficient, reliable and transparent worldwide. And the Netherlands – and Amsterdam in particular – are a prime location for business, and a gateway to Europe.
Proceedings will be in English. Judgments will be in English. The NCC Rules, in authentic English and Dutch versions (www.ncc.gov.nl), outline the main procedure and practice rules and reflect global best practices (such as the IBA Rules) and many Civil Procedure Code provisions, to create a baseline that judges, lawyers and parties can easily refer to. eNCC, an electronic communication system, will be a web portal with secure access through the NCC site (www.ncc.gov.nl), allowing Dutch counsel to initiate an action, check the status and scheduled next steps, and submit and download documents.
As a result, the NCC has the tools to communicate effectively and provide swift and firm guidance in complex litigation. NCC court fees are fixed, upfront charges that are not linked to the particulars of the matter.