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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation A new set aside ground was introduced into Hungarian arbitration law in 2023. From 5 June 2023, an arbitration award may be set aside on the grounds that the arbitration panel has disregarded an expert opinion prepared by the Technical Forensic Expert Panel (Teljesítésigazolási Szakértői Szerv). This does not mean that an opinion of the Technical Forensic Expert Panel must be accepted by the arbitration panel, but at least…

A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation International arbitration in the Czech Republic continues to be governed by Act No. 216/1994 Coll., on Arbitration Proceedings and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards, as amended (“Arbitration Act”). The Arbitration Act is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and has not been amended since 2017. Pursuant to Section 30 of the Arbitration Act, the Czech Rules of Civil Procedure (Act No. 99/1963 Coll., as amended) (“Civil Procedure Code”) is to…

A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Institutions, rules and infrastructure In light of the revised law on statutory arbitration clauses that entered into force on 1 January 2023, the Swiss Arbitration Center (SAC) has issued “Supplemental Swiss Rules for Corporate Law Disputes” (“Supplemental Swiss Rules”), supplementing the existing Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (“Swiss Rules”). The Supplemental Swiss Rules apply to all arbitration proceedings that relate to a corporate law dispute and were initiated on or after 1…

A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation International arbitration in Kyrgyzstan continues to be governed by the Law on Arbitration Courts (“Law”), as enacted on 30 July 2002. The Law is mostly based on the UNCITRAL Model Law. Provisions of the Law were challenged several times based on arguments that the Law and the main principles of arbitration proceedings contradicted Kyrgyzstan’s Constitution. However, the Constitutional Court and the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court consistently rejected…