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About the NCC

NCC was created on 1 January 2019:

  • the NCC District Court: a chamber in the Amsterdam District Court
  • the NCC Court in Summary Proceedings (CSP): a chamber in the Amsterdam District Court, which will deal with certain matters requiring an expedited procedure and decision, such as interim measures
  • the NCC Court of Appeal: a chamber in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

NCC District Court and CSP judgments may be appealed to the NCC Court of Appeal. NCC Court of Appeal judgments may be appealed to the Supreme Court.

       

Organization chart NCC

What cases do we deal with?

A matter may generally be submitted to the NCC where the following requirements are met:

  1. the action is a civil or commercial matter within the autonomy of the parties and is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Subdistrict Court or the exclusive jurisdiction of any other Dutch chamber or court; 
  2. the matter concerns an international dispute;
  3. the parties to the proceedings have designated the Amsterdam District Court as the forum to hear their case or the Amsterdam District Court has jurisdiction to hear the action on other grounds; and
  4. the parties to the proceedings have expressly agreed in writing that court proceedings will be before the NCC in English.

For more information on these requirements, see the NCC Rules of Procedure (pdf, 304.3 KB) and the Explanatory Notes (pdf, 257.4 KB) (Annex I to the NCC Rules of Procedure).