The 7th of December 2023 is the publication date of the third edition of the Commentary on the Czech Arbitration Act as well as Commentary on selected provisions of the Czech Act on Private International Law related to arbitration authored by the managing partner of the Law offices Bělohlávek – professor dr. iur. Alexander J. Bělohlávek. The publisher of this commentary and treatise on almost 1600 print pages is the same publisher as for the two previous editions (2004 and 2012), in particular the internationally recognised publishing house C. H. Beck.
The edition is available both in a hard copy as well as as ePublication as a part of the legal information system of C. H. Beck Czech Republic (“Beck-on-line”). This currently issued new edition is a substantially revised, up-dated and amended commentary on all issues of domestic and international arbitration pursuant to the Czech laws and rules, in many issues also with a detailed comparison with the international practise and foreign rules and laws.
As a consequence of the recodification of the Czech private law of 2012 (in force of 1 January 2014) some provisions on international arbitration originally contained in the Czech Act on Arbitration (Act No 2016/1994 Coll.) have been transferred with effect from 2014 from the Arbitration Act into the new Czech Act on Private International Law (Act No 91/2012 Coll). To may retain the Commentary fully compact as a commentary and treatise on all issues regarding both domestic as well as international arbitration, professor Alexander J. Bělohlávek as author of this publication decided to comment both on the arbitration act as well as on the particular provisions of the Czech conflict-of-law rules related to arbitration. This was the aim both of the author (professor Bělohlávek) as well as of the publisher (C. H. Beck).
The Commentary contains also references to over 2.000 judgements of the Czech courts, European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union with comments by the author, more 3.000 references to Czech and international treatises and other publications on arbitration and private international law, as well as index by subjects with over 900 key words and other tools helping the users to work with the Commentary. The case-law is supplemented with detailed information about the cases at hand, the procedural history, analyses of the particular decisions as well as with information about the previous and subsequent decision making practise of the court. The publication contains also extensive information about decisions rendered by arbitrators in the Czech Republic since 1995 and in some issues also commenting the practise in arbitration since the 70es (past century).
The edition is on stock and on sale by the Czech publisher (C. H. Beck) as from 7th of December 2023.
The second edition of 2012/2013 has also been published in English by a New York based publisher.