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Schedule of

Arbitration fees and costs for domestic disputes submitted the International Court of Arbitration at Legal Interaction Alliance

Definition of terms

 

Article 1. (1) “Arbitration fee” is the sum collected for each case before the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” to cover the general expenses of the tribunal, including the fees to be paid to the arbitrators.

(2) “Deposit” is  the sum fixed for the cost made on individual cases for subpoenas and notifications, notification of papers, for an interpreter, for conduction of protocol, for issuing certificates etc.

(3) “Costs of the Parties” are the costs they make on their defense in front of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”, other than those under paragraphs 1 and 2 .

Arbitration fee

Article 2. (1) The International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” collects arbitration fees which are fixed depending on the value of the claim that shown on the table below:

 

Amount of disput Arbitration fee
to 1000 BGN 200 BGN
from 1 000,01 BGNto 10 000 BGN 200 BGN + 4,5 %  of amount of excess of 1000 BGN
from 10 000,01 BGN  to 100 000 BGN 600 BGN + 3,5% of amount of excess of 10 000 BGN
from 100 000,01 BGN to 500 000 BGN 3 800 BGN + 3% of amount of excess of  100 000 BGN
from 500 000,01 BGN to 1 000 000 BGN 13 800 BGN + 2,5% of amount of excess of 500 000 BGN
from 1 000 000,01 BGN to 20 000 000 BGN

above 20 000 000 BGN

21 500 BGN + 2 % of amount of excess of  1 000000 BGN

1 % of the amount of dispute

 

(3) For unrated claims the amount of the fee is fixed by the President of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” as it cannot be less than 200 BGN . If the case is heard by an arbitrator , the arbitration fee shall not be less than 100 BGN.

(4) The arbitration fee is prepaid . When paying by bank transfer fee is considered paid on the date when it is received in the bank account of the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance “.

 (5) Upon an increase of the disputed sum shall be paid an additional arbitration fee of an amount calculated of the difference between the fee paid and the fee which is due on the claim after the increase of the disputed sum.

 

Reduction and partial return of the arbitration fee

 

Article 3. (1) The arbitration fee is reduced by 50 % if the case is heard by one arbitrator.

(2) Regardless of the reason for the termination of the case the plaintiff is returned :

      75% of the arbitration fee if the termination occurred before the Panel has performed procedural actions on the case;

      50% of the arbitration fee if the termination occurred after the Panel has performed procedural actions on the case

(3) The rules of the preceding paragraph shall not apply where the fee paid is minimal

(4 ) The order of return of the arbitration fee shall be issued by the Panel and if the Panel is not composed – by the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance .”

 

Arbitration fee counterclaim and set-off

Article 4. With respect to the counterclaim and the objection for compensation  the same rules apply for the arbitration fee as well as the principal claim.

Deposit for arbitration costs

Article 5. (1) The deposit for costs shall be fixed by the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” and prepaid by the plaintiff.

(2) Upon making of the award or upon termination of the dispute the deposit is fixed by the  Panel. The Panel obliges the Secretariat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” to restore to the plaintiff the unused part of the deposit, respectively obliges the plaintiff to pay in addition the difference between the deposit and the actual amount of the expenses made in the case. If the arbitration panel is not composed, the deposit is fixed by  the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”.

 

Costs of collecting evidence in the case

 Article 6. (1) The amount of the costs for experts and their travel costs if such are necessary in relation to the preparation of the expert summaries as well as the costs to make an inspection, shall be paid by the party who has requested them in advance and shall be fixed by the Panel.

(2) The costs made for examination of witness admitted is paid by the party requesting it.

Additional expenses

 Article 7. (1) When by request of the parties the Panel sessions are held outside the seat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”, the additional cost  shall be paid by the parties equally in advance. After termination of the dispute they are accounted by the Panel, which orders the return of the unspent part, if any, respectively, for the full payment of the difference.

(2) The party who has appointed an arbitrator, whose participation in the sessions of the Panel is related to any travel expenses and expenses for staying at the seat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” in Sofia, shall pay the amount of these expenses in advance as they remain the party’s obligation, regardless of the outcome of the case.

Liability for the arbitration fees and costs

Article 8. (1) Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, costs for the arbitration fee, deposit and collection of evidence in the dispute are awarded to the party against whom the award was ruled, and when the claim is partly granted, they are awarded proportionally to the granted and the rejected part of the claim. Costs for examination of witnesses are awarded if the  party proves their amount, but their amount cannot exceed the statutory travel costs.

(2) The party in whose favor the award is, may request the proven normal expenses which it has done for their procedural protection in the case. These expenses must be proven to the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”.

(3) The party that has appointed an attorney in the case, but has not provided evidence of paid attorney’s fees is awarded with  the minimum amount under the Tariff for the minimum attorney’s fees .

 

 

Schedule of

Arbitration fees and costs for international disputes submitted the International Court of Arbitration at Legal Interaction Alliance

 

 Definition of terms

 

Article 1. (1) “Arbitration fee” is the sum collected for each case before the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” to cover the general expenses of the tribunal, including the fees to be paid to the arbitrators.

(2) “Deposit” is  the sum fixed for the cost made on individual cases for subpoenas and notifications, notification of papers, for an interpreter, for conduction of protocol, for issuing certificates etc.

(3) “Costs of the Parties” are the costs they make on their defense in front of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”, other than those under paragraphs 1 and 2 .

 

Arbitration fee

 

Article 2. (1) The International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” collects arbitration fees which are fixed depending on the value of the claim that shown on the table below:

 

Amount of dispute Arbitration fee
to 1 000 EUR 150 EUR
from 1 001 EUR to 5 000 EUR 150 EUR + 8% of amount of excess  of 1 000 EUR
from 5 001 EUR to 10 000 EUR 650 EUR + 9% of amount of excess of 5 000 EUR
from 10 001 EUR to 50 000 EUR 1 100 EUR + 6% of amount of excess of 10 000 EUR
from 50 001 EUR to 100 000 EUR 3 500 EUR + 4% of amount of excess of 50 000 EUR
from 100 001 EUR to 200 000 EUR 5 500 EUR + 3,5% of amount of excess of 100 000 EUR
from 200 001 EUR to 500 000 EUR 7 500 EUR + 3% of amount of excess of 200 000 EUR
from 500 001 EUR to 1 000 000 EUR 12 000 EUR + 2,5 % of amount of excess of 500 000 EUR
from 1 000 001 EUR to 10 000 000 EURabove 10 000 000 EUR 18 000 EUR + 2 % of amount of excess of 1 000 000 EUR1 % of the amount of dispute

 

note.: When the plaintiff’s claim is in U.S. dollars  arbitration fee shall be fixed as shown in the table above, in which EUR is replaced by USD. When the plaintiff’s claim is in another currency, it shall be converted into EUR at the exchange rate of the European Central Bank on the date of filing the suit.

 (2) The arbitration fee is prepaid . When paying by bank transfer fee is considered paid on the date when it is received in the bank account of the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance “.

 (3) Upon an increase of the disputed sum shall be paid an additional arbitration fee of an amount calculated of the difference between the fee paid and the fee which is due on the claim after the increase of the disputed sum.

(4) Bulgarian enterprises and companies, including those with foreign participation, which have their office registered in the Republic of Bulgaria, pay fees in BGN, regardless of the currency in which the claim is filed by the official exchange rate of EUR to BGN fixed by the Bulgarian National Bank on the date of filing of the suit.

Reduction and partial return of the arbitration fee

Article 3. (1) The arbitration fee is reduced by 50 % if the case is heard by one arbitrator.

(2) Regardless of the reason for the termination of the case the plaintiff is returned :

      75% of the arbitration fee if the termination occurred before the Panel has performed procedural actions on the case;

      50% of the arbitration fee if the termination occurred after the Panel has performed procedural actions on the case

(3) The rules of the preceding paragraph shall not apply where the fee paid is minimal

(4 ) The order of return of the arbitration fee shall be issued by the Panel and if the Panel is not composed – by the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance .”

 

Arbitration fee counterclaim and set-off

 Article 4. With respect to the counterclaim and the objection for compensation  the same rules apply for the arbitration fee as well as the principal claim.

Deposit for arbitration costs

Article 5. (1) The deposit for costs shall be fixed by the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” and prepaid by the plaintiff.

(2) Upon making of the award or upon termination of the dispute the deposit is fixed by the  Panel. The Panel obliges the Secretariat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” to restore to the plaintiff the unused part of the deposit, respectively obliges the plaintiff to pay in addition the difference between the deposit and the actual amount of the expenses made in the case. If the arbitration panel is not composed, the deposit is fixed by  the Chairman of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”.

Costs of collecting evidence in the case

 Article 6. (1) The amount of the costs for experts and their travel costs if such are necessary in relation to the preparation of the expert summaries as well as the costs to make an inspection, shall be paid by the party who has requested them in advance and shall be fixed by the Panel.

(2) The costs made for examination of witness admitted is paid by the party requesting it.

Additional expenses

 

Article 7. (1) When by request of the parties the Panel sessions are held outside the seat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”, the additional cost  shall be paid by the parties equally in advance. After termination of the dispute they are accounted by the Panel, which orders the return of the unspent part, if any, respectively, for the full payment of the difference.

(2) The party who has appointed an arbitrator, whose participation in the sessions of the Panel is related to any travel expenses and expenses for staying at the seat of the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance” in Sofia, shall pay the amount of these expenses in advance as they remain the party’s obligation, regardless of the outcome of the case.

Liability for the arbitration fees and costs

 

Article 8. (1) Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, costs for the arbitration fee, deposit and collection of evidence in the dispute are awarded to the party against whom the award was ruled, and when the claim is partly granted, they are awarded proportionally to the granted and the rejected part of the claim. Costs for examination of witnesses are awarded if the  party proves their amount, but their amount cannot exceed the statutory travel costs.

(2) The party in whose favor the award is, may request the proven normal expenses which it has done for their procedural protection in the case. These expenses must be proven to the International Arbitration Court at the Association “Legal Interaction Alliance”.

(3) The party that has appointed an attorney in the case, but has not provided evidence of paid attorney’s fees is awarded with  the minimum amount under the Tariff for the minimum attorney’s fees .