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The 2015 ICC Dispute Rules provide for the compensation of the Dispute Board members and ICC.


Dispute Boards Members’ Fees and Expenses

All fees and expenses of the Dispute Boards (DB) Members are shared equally by the parties. The DB members’ fees are fixed by agreement of the parties and the DB members in the DB Member Agreement. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the DB members are treated equally and receive the same Monthly Retainer Fee and the same Daily Fee for their work as DB members (Article 26).

Monthly Retainer Fee (Article 27)

This fee covers the following:

  • being available to attend all DB meetings with the parties and site visits;
  • being available to attend internal DB meetings;
  • becoming and remaining conversant with the contract and the progress of its performance;
  • the study of progress reports and correspondence submitted by the parties in the course of the DB’s functions; and
  • office overhead expenses in the DB member’s place of residence.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the Monthly Retainer Fee shall be equal to three times the Daily Fee and shall be payable from the date of signature of the DB Member Agreement until its termination.

Daily Fee (Article 28)

This fee covers the time spent for the following activities:

  • meetings and site visits;
  • hearings;
  • travel time;
  • internal meetings of the DB;
  • study of documents submitted by parties during procedures before the DB;
  • preparation of a DB Determination; and
  • activities in coordinating and organizing the operation of the DB.

Travel Costs and other Expenses (Article 29)

Taxes and Charges (Article 30)


Administrative Expenses of ICC

All fees and expenses of the Dispute Boards (DB) Members are shared equally by the parties. The DB members’ fees are fixed by agreement of the parties and the DB members in the DB Member Agreement. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the DB members are treated equally and receive the same Monthly management fee and the same daily fee for their work as DB members (Article 28).

Monthly management fee (Article 29)

This fee covers the following:

  • becoming and remaining conversant with the Contract and the progress of its performance;
  • activities in managing and coordinating the operation of the DB;
  • studying progress reports in order, inter alia, to evaluate the progress of performance and identify potential Disagreements;
  • reviewing all correspondence between the Parties copied to the DB;
  • being available to attend all DB meetings with the Parties, internal DB meetings, and site visits; and
  • fixed office overhead expenses

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the Monthly management fee shall be equal to three times the Daily Fee and shall be payable from the date of signature of the DB Member Agreement until its termination.

Daily Fee (Article 30)

This fee covers the time spent for the following activities:

  • meetings and site visits;
  • travel;
  • internal meetings of the DB;
  • study of documents submitted by the Parties in connection with procedures before the DB;
  • work in connection with avoidance of Disagreements;
  • work in connection with informal assistance with Disagreements; and
  • work in connection with a formal referral for a Conclusion, including hearings.

Travel Costs and other Expenses (Article 31)

Taxes and Charges (Article 32)


Administrative Expenses of the ICC International Centre for ADR

ICC charges administrative expenses for each of the following services:

Appointment of each DB member

Each request for the appointment of a DB member must be accompanied by a payment of US$3,000. This payment is non-refundable and represents the total cost for the appointment of one DB member by the ICC DB Centre. The cost of each appointment by the Centre is shared equally by the parties.

Decision upon a challenge of a DB member

Each request for a decision upon a challenge of a DB member must be accompanied by a registration fee of US$3,000. This is non-refundable and will be credited to ICC’s administrative expenses for a decision upon a challenge, which are fixed by the Centre in an amount not exceeding the maximum sum of US$10,000. The cost of each decision upon a challenge is borne by the party making the challenge.

Review of a DAB or CDB Decision as to form

Each DAB or CDB Decision submitted to ICC for review pursuant to Article 23 must be accompanied by a registration fee of US$3,000. This is non-refundable and will be credited to ICC’s administrative expenses for the review of the Decision, which are fixed by the Centre in an amount not exceeding the maximum sum of US$10,000. The cost of reviewing a Decision is shared equally by the parties.

Request to fix the fees of the DB Members

Each request for the Centre to fix the fees of the DB Members must be accompanied by a filing fee of US$3,000. The filing fee is non-refundable. No request for the Centre to fix the fees of the DB Members shall be processed unless accompanied by the requisite payment.

Payment details

The payment must originate from the party to the case. Additional payment details are available here.