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.
41.I. GENERAL RULES REGULATING SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION FOR EXERCISING THE SUPPORTING AND SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE Section 41 of the ArbAct is a special provision which generally governs subject-matter jurisdiction in legal proceedings related to arbitration or following upon proceedings before arbitrators, i.e. within the jurisdiction of the ordinary courts as regulated in the ArbAct. Individual situations where this comes into consideration are discussed in the commentary on the relevant provisions of the ArbAct.