Czech Republic

The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.

  • Legal Provisions: Czech Arbitration Act 1994 (Act No. 216/1994 on Arbitral Proceedings and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards). This Act is based on the old 1963 legislation and not on the UNCITRAL Model Law.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic

  • Prague Stock Exchange Arbitration Court

  • Arbitration Court of the Czech Moravian Commodity Exchange Kladno

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (succession: 30 September 1993); reservations: [The Czech Republic] will apply the Convention to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting State. With regard to awards made in the territory of non-contracting States it will apply the Convention only to the extent to which these States grant reciprocal treatment.

  • European Convention: Yes (succession: 30 September 1993).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 23 March 1993).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 29 March 1996).


Last updated February 2019