Ms Natalie Sheehan

Natalie Sheehan

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Arbitration & ADR

New model BIT goes beyond consultation draft and introduces sweeping changes for investors
Netherlands | 22 November 2018

The government recently adopted its new model bilateral investment treaty (BIT). The proposed changes, which are likely to limit investor protection, have now been incorporated, together with additional important amendments. The model BIT reflects two government objectives: a sustainable investment policy and a better balance between the rights and obligations of both states and investors.

New draft Dutch model BIT: significant changes ahead for investors
Netherlands | 19 July 2018

A consultation process on the new draft Dutch model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) recently ended. The government is expected to publish the finalised text of the new model BIT later in 2018. The new model will serve as the basis for renegotiation of the 79 BITs that the Netherlands has with states outside the European Union. Among other things, it proposes significant changes to the conduct of arbitral proceedings.