Costs and payment
Each Request for Administration must be accompanied by the non-refundable filing fee of US$5,000.
This amount shall be credited to the requesting party’s or parties’ share of the deposit for the administrative costs of the ICC International Centre for ADR (“the Centre”) and the fees and expenses of the expert.
Following the receipt of a Request, the Centre may request the parties to pay one or more deposits to cover the administrative costs of the Centre and the fees and expenses of the expert. The administrative expenses of the Centre for the administration of expert proceedings shall be fixed at the Centre’s discretion depending on the tasks carried out by the Centre. The administrative expenses are added to the filing fee: they shall be calculated in accordance with the guidelines provided in Article 2 of Appendix II to the ICC Rules for the Administration of the Expert Proceedings.
All above deposits and costs shall be borne in equal shares by the parties unless they agree otherwise in writing.
Article 2 Appendix II – Administrative Expenses
1. The administrative expenses of the ICC for the administration of expert proceedings shall be fixed at the Centre’s discretion depending on the tasks carried out by the Centre. The administrative expenses are added to the filing fee; they shall normally not be less than US$ 2,500 and they shall not exceed the following:
|US$ 10,000||for amounts in dispute up to and including US$ 200,000|
|US$ 15,000||for amounts in dispute between US$ 200,001 and US$ 2,000,000|
|US$ 20,000||for amounts in dispute between US$ 2,000,001 and US$ 10,000,000|
|US$ 30,000||for amounts in dispute between US$ 10,000,001 and US$ 50,000,000|
|US$ 40,000||for amounts in dispute between US$ 50,000,001 and US$ 100,000,000|
|US$ 50,000||for amounts in dispute over US$ 100,000,000|
2. Where the amount in dispute is not stated, the administrative expenses may be fixed by the Centre at its discretion, taking into account all the circumstances of the case, including indications regarding the value of the dispute, but they shall not exceed US$ 50,000.
3. In exceptional circumstances, the Centre may fix the administrative expenses at a higher figure than that which would result from the application of the above scale, provided that such expenses shall normally not exceed the maximum amount of the scale.
4. The Centre may require the payment of administrative expenses in addition to those provided in the scale described in Article 2(1) of this Appendix as a condition for holding the proceedings in abeyance at the request of the parties or of one of them with the acquiescence of the other. Such abeyance fee shall normally not exceed US$ 2,000 per party per year.
The expert’s fees and expenses shall be fixed exclusively by the Centre. Separate fee arrangements between the parties and the expert are not permitted by the Rules. There is no fixed scale for expert’s fees pursuant to the Rules. The fees of the expert shall be calculated on the basis of the time reasonably spent by the expert in the administered expert proceedings, taking into account the diligence and efficiency of the expert and any other relevant circumstances. These fees shall be based on an hourly rate fixed by the Centre when appointing or confirming the expert and after having consulted the expert and the parties. The hourly rate shall be reasonable in amount and shall be determined in light of the complexity of the work to be performed by the expert.
The amount of reasonable expenses of the expert shall be fixed by the Centre.
Each written objection regarding an appointed expert or neutral must be accompanied by the non-refundable filing fee of US$5,000. The payment must originate from the party to the case. Additional payment details are available here.