Arbitration—Slovakia—Q&A guide
Arbitration—Slovakia—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Slovakia—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
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Arbitration—Slovakia—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Slovakia published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: January 2021).

Authors: Barger Prekop sro—Monika Simorova; Peter Petho; Richard Sustek; Roman Prekop

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

Slovakia (as one of two successor states of Czechoslovakia) succeeded to the New York Convention as of 1 January 1993. For Czechoslovakia, the New York Convention entered into force as of 10 October 1959. At that time, Czechoslovakia made declarations under article I of the New York Convention, pursuant to which it would apply the Convention to awards made in the territory of another contracting state and to awards made in the territory of a non-contracting state to the extent that such states grant reciprocal treatment. Neither Czechoslovakia nor Slovakia made declarations or notifications under any other articles of the New York Convention.

Slovakia is a party to the following multilateral conventions:

  1. the Energy Charter Treaty, Lisbon (1998);

  2. the ICSID Convention (Convention on the Settlement

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