What is the current status? When was it enacted? Have there been amendments?
At present, arbitration in Slovakia is governed by Act No. 244/2002 Coll. on Arbitration Proceedings (hereinafter the “Arbitration Act of 2002”). This act superseded Act No. 218/1996 Coll. on Arbitration Proceedings. The Arbitration Act of 2002 has been subject to a number of amendments, the most important being that entered into force on 1 January 2015.
In addition to the Arbitration Act of 2002, there is also some ancillary legislation relevant in the field of arbitration. Act No. 9/1992 Coll. on Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as amended, states that chambers established pursuant to this act can set up and run a permanent arbitration court. Act No. 229/1992 Coll. on the Commodity Exchange provides for the establishment of a permanent arbitration court affiliated with the Commodity Exchange. Under Act. No. 492/2009 Coll. on Cash-free Payments, banks are obligated to establish a permanent arbitration court to handle all disputes arising out of cash-free payment operations. This permanent arbitration court can also handle other disputes arising out of banking transactions under the Banking Act, No. 483/2001 Coll., as amended. There is also a specific legal setting for the arbitration in the field of consumer legal relations under the Act No. 335/2014 Coll. Arbitration in the field of consumer disputes are not the subject-matter of this text.