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International Arbitration
9.
The role of the court during an arbitration
9.1
Will the court in your jurisdiction stay proceedings and refer parties to arbitration if there is an arbitration agreement?
 
Slovakia
A court is required to stay proceedings as soon as it becomes aware of the existence of an arbitration agreement.

If a dispute is already being dealt with in court proceedings, the parties to such proceedings may agree, in or out of court, to have the dispute resolved through arbitration. This agreement, once delivered to the court, shall constitute both withdrawal of the application and consent of the respondent to the withdrawal.

For more information about this answer please contact: Michal Lučivjanský from Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
9.2
Does the court in your jurisdiction have any powers in relation to an arbitration seated in your jurisdiction and/or seated outside your jurisdiction? What are these powers? Under what conditions are these powers exercised?
 
Slovakia
The Arbitration Act specifies certain circumstances in which the court has the power to intervene in arbitral proceedings. In particular, the court has jurisdiction to support the arbitral process by appointing arbitrators, granting interim measures, assisting with the gathering of evidence and hearing applications relating to challenging and enforcing awards.

For more information about this answer please contact: Michal Lučivjanský from Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
9.3
Can the parties exclude the court's powers by agreement?
 
Slovakia
The parties can exclude the jurisdiction of the courts only through an express provision to this effect in the arbitration agreement.

For more information about this answer please contact: Michal Lučivjanský from Schoenherr Attorneys at Law