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.
7.I. SECTION 7(1) OF THE ARBACT 7.I.1. Selection of individual arbitrators The process of selecting the individual arbitrators is undoubtedly one of the crucial issues of arbitration and of the protection and enforcement of the parties’ rights in arbitration, despite the fact that the arbitrators are principally independent of the parties and the exercise of their duties must be impartial and unbiased. There are principally five methods of appointing arbitrators: First: The arbitration agreement specifically names the individual abitrators.