Arbitration Law and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe - Hardcover
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1. GENERAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK
1.1 National law
a) Current status
What is the current status? When was it enacted? Have there already been amendments?
The principal document governing the activities of international arbitration courts is Belarus Republic Law No. 279-Z “On International Arbitration Courts.”1 It was issued on 9 July 1999, and underwent minor amendments that same year.2
In addition, some provisions concerning international commercial arbitration are to be found in the:
• Belarus Republic Code of Commercial Procedure dated 15 December 1998.3 It prescribes the procedures for resolving disputes in commercial courts. Chapter 28 of the Code is devoted to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, while Chapter 29 deals with challenging awards rendered by international arbitration courts in the territory of Belarus and with the issue of related writs of execution; and
• Belarus Republic Code of Civil Procedure, dated 11 January 1999.4 It prescribes the procedures for courts of general jurisdiction and, for this reason, includes provisions on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards
against individuals other than entrepreneurs.5
About the Authors:
Yan I. Funk (Belarus) is President of the International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Belarus.
Vladimir Khvalei (Belarus) is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office where he Heads the Baker & McKenzie CIS Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group.