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.
42.I. SECTION 42(1) OF THE ARBACT Section 20(2) paragraph 2 of the ArbAct allows procedural acts, which arbitrators are unable to execute themselves, upon their request by a court. For the sake of comprehensiveness, an interpretation of this form of supporting role by a court is provided in the commentary on Section 20 of the ArbAct. Therefore, this issue is not discussed in detail here. Whereas Section 20(2) of the ArbAct, in relation to the acts in question, addresses the jurisdiction of ordinary courts which does not otherwise stem from either Section 7 or Section 8 of the CCP, Section 42 of the ArbAct deals with the subject-matter and territorial jurisdiction of ordinary courts.