The Prague Rules - Spirit and Scope of Application

In recent years the draft Prague Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (“Prague Rules”, see http:// has been hotly debated in various places across the world (see

Whilst the number of supporters is growing, it is impossible to ignore also the criticism of this initiative coming from our colleagues (http://praguerules. com/publications/). For instance, some opponents of the Prague Rules even call them a “little monster”, regressive and dangerous. At the same time this criticism often comes from lack of understanding why this initiative arose and the Prague Rules could be applied.

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