Amendment No. 3 to the Rules of the Arbitration Court.

The Rules of the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic in force since 1 July 2012, as adapted in Amendment No. 1 in force since 1 October 2015 and Amendment No. 2 effective from 1 July 2018 are amended as follows:

1. In Part Three, point 4. Dispute resolution, the new Section 28a is inserted:

Section 28a
Remote Oral Hearing

(1) The arbitral tribunal may invite the parties to state, within a period which shall not be less than 10 days from the delivery of the summons, whether they agree that the oral hearing in the case according to Section 28 would be replaced by oral hearing held remotely by technical means (hereinafter “remote oral hearing”). Should a party fail to express its position within the stipulated period of time, it is assumed that the party agrees with the remote oral hearing.

(2) A remote oral hearing cannot be held if either party expressly disagrees with the remote oral hearing. This is without prejudice to the possibility of inviting the parties under the procedure according to paragraph (1) to agree to the remote oral hearing repeatedly in the further course of the proceedings.

(3) Details on the holding of remote oral hearings are set out in the Additional Procedures for Holding the Remote Oral Hearings.

(4) The provisions of these Rules regulating oral hearings changed to remote oral hearings shall apply adequately unless otherwise provided in the Additional Procedures for Holding the Remote Oral Hearing.

2. This Amendment enters into force on December 1, 2020.