Event Overview

The International Arbitration and Private Clients and Family Law commissions are thrilled to announce a double seminar, from 27 to 29 June 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

How equal is equal in legal proceedings? Social developments v legal impediments.

The Private Clients and Family Law Commission will focus on equality in legal proceedings or better said, the implicit inequality, whether objective or subjective, in legal proceedings and the consequences there off. We will explore the imbalance of autonomy within a relationship when migrating to another country and one of the partners becomes dependent on the other for their residency status ; equality or inequality in children’s treatment as independent bearers of legal rights in family proceedings, compared to their parents ; how long waiting lists for a court hearing or interpreters/subsidized legal aid/legal advice in divorce / family law proceedings leads to inequality and impact choices people make when a relationship does not last, especially if one of the partners or parents creates a situation that disadvantages the other.

Transporting Arbitration and ADR into the future : from specialized Arbitration Institutes to legal tech and AI.

The International Arbitration Commission will zoom in on topics such as specialised renowned arbitration institutes, present in Netherlands and abroad (such as transport and maritime disputes (UNUM), The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation, the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the Dutch Foundation for the Settlement of Automation Disputes), and the use of technology – including AI – in the context of arbitration. As a matter of fact, in the (digital) future it is to be expected more and more disputes will arise around matters that are very complex and complicated for lawyers to debate. Think of disputes around AI and other tech developments (robotics, data analytics, internet of things) or construction disputes related to the offshore sector (also relevant to Rotterdam and The Netherlands with regard to the construction of huge windmill parks on the North Sea). The more technical matters will be, the more specialised arbitration institutes may help. But is specialisation really necessary and do these specialised instutes also pose a risk ? Come join the debate !


The 2 Commissions will finally meet for a joint session aiming to explore and promote the benefits of alternative dispute resolutions and arbitration in family law, particularly in estate and financial issues.

Next to this academic programme, the OC will provide you with a lively social programme, giving you a true Rotterdam experience !

Come and join us in one of the most central, international and vibrant cities of Europe !

AIJA Commissions involved
  • International Arbitration
  • International Private Clients and Family Law


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Organising Committee

Marion CARREGA Aramis Avocats (FRANCE)
Bernhard MOTAL Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte (LIECHTENSTEIN)
Veerle VAN DRUENEN Kennedy Van der Laan (NETHERLANDS)
Brian VAN EGMOND Conway & Partners (NETHERLANDS)
Nikki VREEDE Everaert Advocaten Immigration Lawyers (NETHERLANDS)


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