Alexander J. Bělohlávek, Univ. Professor, Dr.iur., Mgr., Dipl. Ing. oec/MB, Dr.h.c. Lawyer admitted and practising in Prague/CZE (Branch N.J./US), Senior Partner of the Law Offices Bělohlávek, Dept. of Law, Faculty of Economics, Ostrava, CZE, Dept. of Int. and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, CZE (visiting), Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration ICC National Committee CZE, Arbitrator in Prague, Vienna, Kiev etc. Member of ASA, DIS, Austrian Arb. Association. The President of the WJA – the World Jurist Association, Washington D.C./USA.
14.I. MOTION TO COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS (REQUEST FOR ARBITRATION/STATEMENT OF CLAIM) 14.I.1. Contents of the request for arbitration (statement of claim) The submission of a request for arbitration (statement of claim) is of fundamental importance to procedural and substantive-law time limits (the statute of limitations, extinctive prescription). The preservation of substantive-law time limits is an issue also covered by Section 16 of the ArbAct and is discussed in the interpretation of the current provision below.