Publication details

Czech Republic: The Treatment of Optional and Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements

Authors

ROZEHNALOVÁ Naděžda MAHDALOVÁ Silvie ZAVADILOVÁ Lucie

Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Citation
Description This chapter deals with optional choice of court agreements from the perspective of the Czech law. First, it describes the historical context and development of the legal approaches with regard to choice of court agreements. The authors present relevant legal sources regulating this particular issue in cross-border cases. Even though the Czech Republic applies primarily the European Union legislation, the authors focus on the legal regulation adopted in the Czech Private International Law Act. The contribution addresses whether the Czech national legislation allows the parties to conclude optional choice of court agreements in international cases, what is the character of these clauses and whether they are expressly stated in the Czech Private International Law Act. The authors deal also with asymmetrical choice of court agreements, especially their legal effect. Finally, the authors evaluate the efficiency of the national regulation and propose necessary modifications.