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Dutch Code of Civil Procedure

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Dutch Code of Civil Procedure
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Wetboek van Burgerlijke Rechtsvordering

Vierde Boek - Arbitrage

Eerste Titel - Arbitrage in Nederland

Derde Afdeling - Het arbitraal vonnis

Artikel 1053 - Zelfstandigheid van de overeenkomst tot arbitrage

Translation De overeenkomst tot arbitrage dient als een afzonderlijke overeenkomst te worden beschouwd en beoordeeld. Het scheidsgerecht is bevoegd, te oordelen over de rechtsgeldigheid van de hoofdovereenkomst waarvan de overeenkomst tot arbitrage deel uitmaakt of waarop zij betrekking heeft.

Dutch Code of Civil Procedure

Book Four: Arbitration

Title One: Arbitration in the Netherlands

Section Three: The Arbitral Award

Article 1053 - Separability of the arbitration clause

Original An arbitration agreement shall be considered and decided upon as a separate agreement. The arbitral tribunal shall have the power to decide on the validity of the contract of which the arbitration agreement forms part of or to which the arbitration agreement is related.

[Translation adopted from Berger, Klaus Peter, International Economic Arbitration, Deventer, Boston 1993.]

Referring Principles
Trans-Lex Principle: XIII.2.4 - Principle of separability of the arbitration clause
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