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.
43.I. SECTION 43 OF THE ARBACT The provisions on territorial jurisdiction under Section 43 of the ArbAct build on the regulation of subject-matter jurisdiction under Section 41 of the ArbAct. The procedure under Sections 11 and 105 of the CCP is followed to determine territorial jurisdiction and to hear disputes on territorial jurisdiction in cases in which the courts have supporting or control powers in relation to arbitration proceedings.2 A court’s special territorial jurisdiction over acts based on requests from arbitrators pursuant to Section 20(2) of the ArbAct is governed by Section 42 of the ArbAct.