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.
32.I. SECTION 32(1) OF THE ARBACT 32.I.1. Objective time limit for submitting a motion to annul an arbitral award Section 32(1) of the ArbAct stipulates an objective time limit within which the motion to annul an arbitral award must be filed. The time limit is stipulated as three months from receipt of the arbitral award by the party who seeks annulment of the award (Section 28 of the ArbAct). Service of documents has been already analyzed in the commentary to other provisions (Section 14 of the ArbAct, or especially Section 19 of the ArbAct, and Section 28 of the ArbAct). The motion to annul the arbitral award must be lodged within the said time limit even if the reason for filing the motion is one of the reasons which would justify the reopening of court proceedings, i.e. pursuant to Section 31(i) of the ArbAct.