Answer ... (a) Procedure, including evidence?
The arbitrators may hear witnesses, experts and parties only if they agree and voluntarily provide a statement. Other evidence may be examined only if it has been provided to the arbitrators. Procedural measures that the arbitrators are unable to carry out themselves may be carried out by the court on the arbitrators’ request. The court shall satisfy this request unless the requested measure is inadmissible according to law. In doing so, the court shall issue all decisions necessary to realise the request.
(b) Interim relief?
The Arbitration Act does not give the arbitrators the power to order preliminary measures or to grant injunctions. If it becomes clear during the proceedings, or even before their commencement, that enforcement of the arbitration may be jeopardised, the court may order preliminary measures upon the request of a party.
(c) Parties which do not comply with its orders?
The arbitrators may hear parties only if they agree and voluntarily provide a statement. Parties cannot be forced to participate in arbitration proceedings.
(d) Issuing partial final awards?
The Arbitration Act does not regulate this issue. However, pursuant to the Civil Procedure Code, a court may issue a partial final decision, so this could also apply to arbitration proceedings.
Pursuant to the Civil Procedure Code, a judgment should deal with the whole case. However, where this is useful, the court may first issue a judgment dealing with only part of the case or with the basis thereof.
(e) The remedies it can grant in a final award?
The parties may agree to have the arbitral award reviewed by other arbitrators, but only if they have expressly agreed to this in the arbitration agreement.
The arbitral tribunal can, if requested, include interest on the principal amount awarded in the decision on the merits. The amount of interest that may be included is regulated by Czech law.