The Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC District Court and NCC Court of Appeal) was created by legislation effective 1 January 2019.
To mark the occasion, on 6 February 2019, NCC was officially launched by dignitaries representing:
- the Ministry of Justice and Security (Anita Vegter on behalf of the Minister),
- the Supreme Court (Ernst Numann),
- the Municipality of Amsterdam (Udo Kock) and
- the business community (former Akzo Nobel general counsel Sven DuMoulin).
They joined Amsterdam Court of Appeal president Herman van der Meer, Amsterdam District Court president Christa Wiertz-Wezenbeek and NCC Court of Appeal president Duco Oranje at a formal opening ceremony at the Palace of Justice in Amsterdam.