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.
35A.I. LIMITATION OF THE SCOPE OF THE RULES REGULATING THE LIST OF ARBITRATORS EXCLUSIVELY TO CONSUMER DISPUTES The newly conceived Part Five of the ArbAct (specifically Sections 35a to 35d) require the MoJ to keep a list of arbitrators who may be designated, by means of an arbitration clause, to hear disputes arising from consumer contracts. Registration in the list is a prerequisite to hold office as an arbitrator in consumer disputes (Section 4(4) of the ArbAct). The provisions of Section 35a to 35d of the ArbAct are therefore exclusively linked to consumer disputes. There is no requirement to be registered in the list for non-consumer disputes, i.e. disputes in which special consumer protection regulations are not applied.