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The cost calculator enables parties to produce an estimate of the likely costs of an ICC Arbitration according to the scales in Appendix III to the Rules. When the Request for arbitration is received by the Secretariat on or after 1 January 2017, the arbitration will be submitted to 2017 scales.

The cost calculator will generate the amounts for the ICC administrative expenses and for the arbitrators’ fees. It does not generate an estimate of the arbitrators’ expenses (i.e. disbursements).

  • Please input the amount in dispute in US dollars, or in BRL (Brazilian Reais) for cases to be administered by the Sao Paulo office, using numerals only. Please avoid the use of spaces, commas or decimal points. Payments in BRL shall only be made by the parties in cases administered by the Secretariat’s office in Brazil. If a party considers that its case may be administered by the Secretariat’s office in Brazil, such party shall await the Secretariat’s instructions before proceeding with any payment;
  • Choose the procedure, ordinary or expedited;
  • Indicate the number of arbitrator(s);
  • And calculate

The result provides an estimation of the advance on costs that may be fixed by the Court. Due to the rounding of figures, the estimate may vary slightly from the amount resulting from the application of the scales published in Appendix III to the ICC Rules of Arbitration.

The total advance on costs is, for illustrative reasons only, based on the average arbitrator’s fees. However, the Court is free to, and regularly does, fix arbitrator’s fees an amount higher or lower than the average.

The estimation has no legal implications and should not be considered as necessarily reflecting the Court will fix in any given case.

Furthermore, the estimation does not include a budget for the arbitrators’ expenses, which are also paid up front as part of the advance on costs.

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