Rules and Clauses

Digital versions of the various rules and appendices are available from the table below. The NAI Arbitration and Mediation Rules have been supplemented and modified to meet the wishes of the international art community.

The following mediation clause is recommended:

"For the purpose of resolution of each and any dispute, claim, controversy, and disagreement that has arisen or might arise from the present agreement, or any further agreements resulting from the same, the parties shall – or a party shall – file a request for mediation with the NAI Secretariat in accordance with the CAfA Mediation Rules, consisting of the Mediation Rules of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute supplemented and modified by the AiA/NAI Adjunct Mediation Rules."





In force since

CAfA Arbitration Rules



1 January 2019

CAfA Mediation Rules



1 January 2019


The NAI Arbitration Rules and the NAI Mediation Rules can be found on the NAI website.


The Netherlands Arbitration Institute has procured a translation of the Dutch Arbitration Act, which serves as an unofficial translation of the text of the Act. The translation has been published in the NAI Arbitration Rules booklet. Nothing from the English translation of the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure may be reproduced, stored in a database and/or published in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.