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Rules for Expertise of the International Chamber of Commerce (2003)

  • In force as from 1 January 2003SECTION I
    GENERAL PROVISIONS
     

    Article 1
    The International Centre for Expertise
     

    1. The International Centre for Expertise (the "Centre") is a service centre of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The Centre can perform one or more of the following functions in connection with domestic or international business matters:
    A) Proposal of Experts
    Upon the request of any physical or legal person(s) or any court or tribunal (a "Person"), the Centre can provide the name of one or more experts in a particular field of activity, pursuant to Section II of these Rules. The Centre's role is limited to proposing the name of one or more experts. The Person requesting a proposal may then contact directly the proposed expert(s), and, as the case may be, agree with such expert(s) on the scope of the appropriate mission and fees. There is no obligation to make use of the services of an expert proposed by the Centre. The proposal of an expert may be useful in many different contexts. A person may require an expert in connection with its ongoing business activities or in connection with contractual relations. A party to an arbitration may wish to obtain the name of a potential expert witness. A court or arbitral tribunal which has decided to appoint an expert may seek a proposal from the Centre.
    B) Appointment of Experts
    The Centre will appoint an expert, pursuant to Section III of these Rules, in situations where the parties have agreed to the appointment of an Expert and have agreed to use the Centre as the appointing authority or where the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for appointing an expert. In such cases the appointment by the Centre shall be binding on the parties. The Centre's role is limited to appointing the expert in question.
    C) Administration of Expertise Proceedings
    When the parties have agreed upon the administration of expertise proceedings by the Centre or when the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for administering expertise proceedings, the Centre will administer the proceedings pursuant to Section IV of these Rules.
     

    2. The Centre consists of a Standing Committee and a Secretariat which is provided by ICC. The statutes of the Standing Committee are set forth in Appendix I. 

    SECTION II
    PROPOSAL OF EXPERTS
     

    Article 2
    Recourse to the Centre
     

    1. Any Person may ask the Centre to propose one or more experts by submitting a Request for Proposal of Experts (the "Request for Proposal") to the Centre at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris. 

    2. The Request for Proposal shall include:
    a) the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address of each Person filing the Request for Proposal;
    b) a statement that the requesting Person is seeking the proposal of an Expert by the Centre;
    c) a description of the field of activity of the Expert to be proposed along with any desired qualifications of the Expert, including but not limited to education, language skills and professional experience, and any undesired attributes of the Expert;
    d) a description of any matters which would disqualify a potential Expert; and
    e) a description of the work to be carried out by the Expert and the desired time frame for completing such work.
     

    3. Unless requested to do so by the person seeking the proposal of an expert, the Centre will not notify any other person of the filing of a Request for Proposal. 

    Article 3
    The Expert
     

    1. Any proposal of an Expert by the Centre shall be made by the Centre either through an ICC National Committee or otherwise. The Centre's role normally ends on notification of the proposal unless the the Centre is asked to appoint the proposed Expert and/or administer the procedure pursuant to Sections III and IV. 

    2. Prior to the proposal of an Expert, the Centre shall consider in particular the prospective Expert's qualifications relevant to the circumstances of the case, and the Expert's availability, place of residence, and language skills. 

    3. Before a proposal, a prospective Expert shall sign a statement of independence and disclose in writing to the Centre any facts or circumstances which might be of such a nature as to call into question the Expert's independence in the eyes of the Person filing the Request for Proposal. The Centre shall provide such information in writing to such Person and shall fix a time limit for any comments from such Person. 

    Article 4Costs for the Proposal of an Expert 

    1. Each Request for Proposal must be accompanied by the non-refundable amount specified in Article 1 of Appendix II. This amount represents the total cost for the proposal of one Expert by the Centre. No Request for Proposal shall be processed unless accompanied by the requisite payment. 

    2. When the Centre is requested to propose more than one Expert, the non-refundable amount accompanying the Request for Proposal and to be paid by the requesting Person is the amount specified in the preceding paragraph multiplied by the number of Experts requested. 

    SECTION III
    APPOINTMENT OF EXPERTS
     

    Article 5
    Recourse to the Centre
     

    1. Any request for the appointment of an expert (the "Request for Appointment") shall be submitted to the Centre at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris. Any such request shall be processed by the Centre only when it is based upon an agreement between the parties for the appointment of an expert by the Centre or when the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for appointing an expert. 

    2. The date on which the Request for Appointment is received by the Centre shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be the date of the commencement of the agreed or required expertise. 

    3. The Request for Appointment shall include:
    a) the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address of each Person filing the Request for Appointment and of any other persons involved in the expertise;
    b) a statement that the requesting Person is seeking the appointment of an Expert by the Centre;
    c) a description of the field of activity of the Expert to be appointed along with any desired qualifications of the Expert, including but not limited to education, language skills and professional experience, and any undesired attributes of the Expert;
    d) a description of any matters which would disqualify a potential Expert;
    e) a description of the work to be carried out by the Expert and the desired time frame for completing such work; and
    f) a copy of any agreement for the appointment of an expert by the Centre and/or of any other elements which form the basis for the Request for Appointment.
     

    4. The Centre shall promptly inform the other party or parties in writing of the Request for Appointment once the Centre has sufficient copies of the Request and has received the non-refundable amount required under Article 8. 

    5. When the Request for appointment is not made jointly by all of the parties, and/or when the parties do not agree on the qualifications of the Expert, and/or when the parties do not agree on the Expert's work, the Centre shall send a copy of the Request to the other party or parties who may make observations within a time limit fixed by the Centre. Observations received shall be communicated by the Centre to the other party or parties for comments within a time limit fixed by the Centre. 

    6. The Centre shall proceed with the Request as it sees fit and will inform the parties of how it will proceed. 

    Article 6
    Written Notifications or Communications
     

    1. All written communications submitted to the Centre by any party to the Expertise, as well as all documents annexed thereto, shall be supplied in a number of copies sufficient to provide one copy for the Centre, one copy for each party and one copy for each Expert. 

    2. All notifications or communications from the Centre shall be made to the last address of the party or its representative for whom the same are intended, as notified by the party in question or by the other party. Such notification may be made by delivery against receipt, registered post, courier, facsimile transmission, telex, telegram or any other means of telecommunication that provides a record of the sending thereof. 

    3. A notification or communication shall be deemed to have been made on the day it was received by the party itself or by its representative, or would have been received if made in accordance with the preceding paragraph. 

    Article 7
    The Expert
     

    1. Any appointment of an Expert by the Centre shall be made by the Centre either through an ICC National Committee or otherwise. 

    2. Prior to the appointment of an Expert, the Centre shall consider in particular the prospective Expert's qualifications relevant to the circumstances of the case, the Expert's availability, place of residence, and relevant language skills, and any observations, comments, or requests made by the parties. In appointing the Expert the Centre shall apply any agreement of the parties related to the appointment. 

    3. Every Expert must be independent of the parties involved in the expertise proceeding, unless otherwise agreed in writing by such parties. 

    4. Before an appointment, a prospective Expert shall sign a statement of independence and disclose in writing to the Centre any facts or circumstances which might be of such a nature as to call into question the Expert's independence in the eyes of the parties. The Centre shall provide such information to the parties in writing and fix a time limit for any comments from them. 

    Article 8
    Costs for the Appointment of an Expert
     

    1. Each Request for Appointment must be accompanied by the non-refundable amount specified in Article 2 of Appendix II. This amount represents the total cost for the appointment of one Expert by the Centre. No Request for Appointment shall be processed unless accompanied by the requisite payment. 

    2. When the Centre is requested to appoint more than one Expert, the non-refundable amount accompanying the Request for Appointment and to be paid by the requesting Person is the amount specified in the preceding paragraph multiplied by the number of Experts requested. 

    3. When the Centre is requested to appoint an Expert who has already been proposed by the Centre in connection with the same matter, the Centre shall charge half of the non-refundable amount specified in Article 2 of Appendix II in addition to the already paid amount specified in Article 1 of Appendix II. 

    SECTION IV
    ADMINISTRATION OF EXPERTISE PROCEEDINGS
     

    Article 9
    Recourse to the Centre
     

    1. Any request for the administration of expertise proceedings (the "Request for Administration") shall be submitted to the Centre at the ICC International Secretariat in Paris. Any such request shall be processed by the Centre only when it is based upon an agreement for the administration of expertise proceedings by the Centre or when the Centre is otherwise satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for administering expertise proceedings. 

    2. The date on which the Request for Administration is received by the Centre shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be the date of the commencement of the expertise proceedings. 

    3. The Request shall include:
    a) the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address of each Person filing the Request for Administration and of any other persons involved in the expertise proceedings;
    b) a statement that the requesting Person is seeking the administration of expertise proceedings by the Centre;
    c) a description of the field of activity of the Expert along with any desired qualifications of the Expert, including but not limited to education, language skills and professional experience, and any undesired attributes of the Expert;
    d) a description of any matters which would disqualify a potential Expert;
    e) a description of the work to be carried out by the Expert and the desired time frame for completing such work; and
    f) a copy of any agreement for the administration of expertise proceedings by the Centre and/or of any other elements which form the basis for the Request for Administration.
     

    4. The Centre shall promptly inform the other party or parties in writing of the Request for Administration once the Centre has sufficient copies of the Request for Administration and has received the non-refundable amount required under Article 14. 

    5. The administration of the expertise proceedings by the Centre shall consist inter alia of:
    a) coordination between the parties and the Expert;
    b) initiating the appropriate steps to encourage the expeditious completion of the expertise proceedings;
    c) supervising the financial aspects of the proceedings;
    d) appointment of an expert using the procedure referred to in Section III or confirmation of an expert agreed to by all of the parties;
    e) review of the form of the Expert's report;
    f) notification of the Expert's final report to the parties; and
    g) notification of the termination of the expertise proceedings.
     

    Article 10
    Written Notifications or Communications
     

    1. All written communications submitted to the Centre by any party to the expertise proceedings, as well as all documents annexed thereto, shall be supplied in a number of copies sufficient to provide one copy for the Centre, one copy for each party and one copy for each Expert. 

    2. All notifications or communications from the Centre and the Expert shall be made to the last address of the party or its representative for whom the same are intended, as notified either by the party in question or by the other party. Such notification may be made by delivery against receipt, registered post, courier, facsimile transmission, telex, telegram or any other means of telecommunication that provides a record of the sending thereof. 

    3. A notification or communication shall be deemed to have been made on the day it was received by the party itself or by its representative, or would have been received if made in accordance with the preceding paragraph. 

    Article 11
    Independence of the Expert - Replacement of the Expert
     

    1. Every Expert must remain independent of the parties involved in the expertise proceeding, unless otherwise agreed in writing by such parties. 

    2. An Expert appointed by the Centre, who has died or resigned or is unable to carry out the Expert's functions, shall be replaced. 

    3. An Expert appointed by the Centre shall be replaced upon the written request of all of the parties. 

    4. If any party objects that the Expert does not have the necessary qualifications or is not fulfilling the Expert's functions in accordance with the Rules or in a timely fashion, the Centre may replace the Expert after having considered the observations of the Expert and the other party or parties. 

    5. When an Expert is to be replaced, the Centre has discretion to decide whether or not to follow the original appointing process. 

    Article 12
    The Expert's Mission
     

    1. The Expert, after having consulted the parties, shall set out the Expert's Mission in a written document. That document shall not be inconsistent with anything in these Rules and shall be communicated to the parties and to the Centre. Such document shall include:
    a) the names, addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail addresses of the parties;
    b) a list of issues to be treated in the Expert's Report;
    c) the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address of the Expert or Experts;
    d) the procedure to be followed by the Expert and the place where the expertise should be conducted; and
    e) a statement indicating the language in which the proceedings will be conducted. Modifications to the Expert's Mission may be made by the Expert, in writing, only after full consultation with the parties. Any such written modifications shall be communicated to the parties and to the Centre.
     

    2. Upon preparing the document setting out the Expert's Mission or as soon as possible thereafter, the Expert, after having consulted the parties, shall prepare a provisional timetable for the conduct of the expertise proceedings. The timetable shall be communicated to the parties and to the Centre. Any subsequent modifications of the provisional timetable shall be promptly communicated to the parties and to the Centre. 

    3. The Expert's main task is to make findings in a written Expert's Report within the limits set by the Expert's Mission after giving the parties the opportunity to be heard and/or to make written submissions. Unless otherwise agreed by all of the parties, the findings of the Expert shall not be binding upon the parties. 

    4. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the Expert's Report shall be admissible in any judicial or arbitral proceeding in which all of the parties thereto were parties to the expertise proceedings in which such Report was prepared. 

    5. Any information given to the Expert by the Centre or any party during the course of the expertise shall be used by the Expert only for the purposes of the expertise and shall be treated by the Expert as confidential. 

    6. The Expert's Report shall be submitted in draft form to the Centre before it is signed. The Centre may lay down modifications only as to the form of the Report. No Report shall be communicated to the parties by the Expert. No Report shall be signed by the Expert prior to the Centre's approval of such Report. 

    7. The Centre may waive the requirements laid down in Article 12(6) if expressly requested to do so in writing by all the parties and if the Centre considers that such a waiver is appropriate under the circumstances of the case. 

    8. The Expert's Report, after it is signed by the Expert, shall be sent to the Centre in as many copies as there are parties plus one for the Centre. Thereafter, the Centre shall notify the Expert's Report to the party or parties and declare in writing that the expertise proceedings have been terminated. 

    Article 13
    Duties and Responsibilities of the Parties
     

    1. The non-participation of a party in the expertise proceedings does not deprive the Expert of the power to make findings and render the Expert's Report, provided that such party has been given the opportunity to participate. 

    2. In agreeing to the application of the Rules the parties undertake to provide the Expert with all facilities in order to implement the Expert's Mission and, in particular, to make available all documents the Expert may consider necessary and also to grant the Expert free access to any place where the Expert may be required to go for the proper completion of the Expert's Mission. 

    Article 14
    Costs for the Administration of Expertise Proceedings
     

    1. Each Request for Administration must be accompanied by the non-refundable amount specified in Article 3 of Appendix II. This amount will be credited to the requesting party's or parties' portion of the deposit pursuant to Article 14(3). 

    2. When the Centre is requested to administer an expertise proceeding where the Expert has already been proposed or appointed by the Centre in connection with the same matter, the non-refundable amount specified in Article 3 of Appendix II shall not be paid in addition to the non-refundable amounts paid for the proposal or the appointment of an Expert and specified in Articles 1 and 2 of Appendix II. 

    3. Following the receipt of a Request for Administration the Centre shall request the parties to pay a deposit in an amount likely to cover the administrative costs of the Centre and the fees and expenses of the Expert for the expertise proceedings, as set out in Article 3, paragraphs (2) and (3), of Appendix II. The expertise proceedings shall not go forward until payment of such deposit has been received by the Centre. 

    4. In any case where the Centre considers that the deposit is not likely to cover the total costs of the expertise proceedings, the amount of such deposit may be subject to readjustment. When the request for the corresponding payments has not been complied with, the Centre may suspend the expertise proceedings and set a time limit, on the expiry of which the expertise proceedings may be considered withdrawn. 

    5. Upon termination of administered expertise proceedings, the Centre shall settle the total costs of the proceedings and shall, as the case may be, reimburse the party or parties for any excess payment or bill the party or parties for any balance required pursuant to these Rules. The balance, if any, shall be payable before the notification of the final Expert's Report to the party or parties. 

    6. All above deposits and costs shall be borne in equal shares by the parties, unless they agree otherwise in writing. However, any party shall be free to pay the unpaid balance of such deposits and costs should the other party or parties fail to pay its or their share. 

    SECTION V
    MISCELLANEOUS
     

    Article 15
    Waiver
     

    A party which proceeds with the expertise proceedings without raising an objection to a failure to comply with any provision of these Rules, any direction given by the Centre or by the Expert, or any requirement of the Expert's Mission, or any requirement relating to the appointment of an Expert or to the conduct of the expertise proceedings, shall be deemed to have waived its right to object. 

    Article 16
    Exclusion of Liability
     

    Neither the Experts, nor the Centre, nor ICC and its employees, nor the ICC National Committees shall be liable to any person for any act or omission in connection with the expertise procedure. 

    Article 17
    General Rule
     

    In all matters not expressly provided for in these Rules, the Centre and the Experts shall act in the spirit of these Rules. 

    APPENDIX I
    STATUTES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE ICC INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXPERTISE
     

    Article 1
    Composition of the Standing Committee
     

    The Standing Committee is composed of a maximum of eleven members (a Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen and up to eight members) appointed by ICC for a three-year renewable term. 

    Article 2
    Meetings
     

    A meeting of the Standing Committee shall be convened by its Chairman whenever necessary. 

    Article 3
    Function and Duties of the Standing Committee
     

    1. The function of the Standing Committee is to assist the Secretariat in reviewing the qualifications of the Experts to be proposed and/or appointed by the ICC International Centre for Expertise. The Standing Committee shall advise the Secretariat concerning all aspects of expertise to help to assure the quality of the Centre. 

    2. In the absence of the Chairman, or otherwise at the Chairman's request, one of the two Vice-Chairmen shall be appointed by the Chairman or by the Secretariat in the absence of an appointment by the Chairman to fulfil the tasks of the Chairman, including taking decisions pursuant to these Statutes. 

    3. The Secretariat shall inform the members of the Standing Committee about all Requests for Proposal or Appointment and ask the members for their advice. The Chairman of the Standing Committee shall make the final decision on the proposal or appointment of the Expert. 

    4. In the case of a Request for Administration of Expertise proceedings pursuant to Section IV:
    A) the Standing Committee shall be informed of the death or resignation of an Expert as well as of any objection by the party or parties or the Centre concerning an Expert, or of any other matter requiring the replacement of the Expert. It shall advise the Secretariat whether the objection of the party or parties pursuant to Article 11(3) or of the Centre pursuant to Article 11(4) of the Rules is justified and make recommendations to the Chairman. The Chairman shall decide on the justification of any objection and/or on the manner in which the replacement will be made;
    B) the Chairman shall fix the expert or experts' fees and expenses in accordance with Article 3(3) of Appendix II to the Rules; and
    C) upon the premature termination of the Expertise the Chairman shall fix the costs of the expertise pursuant to Article 3(4) of Appendix II to the Rules.
     

    Article 4
    Confidentiality
     

    The work of the Standing Committee and the Secretariat is of a confidential nature which must be respected by everyone who participates in that work in whatever capacity. 

    APPENDIX II
    SCHEDULE OF EXPERTISE COSTS
     

    Article 1
    Costs for Proposal
     

    The non-refundable amount for the proposal of an Expert pursuant to the Rules is US$ 2,500, provided, however, that the proposal of an Expert made at the request of an arbitral tribunal acting pursuant to the ICC Rules of Arbitration shall be free of charge. The non-refundable amount is payable by the requesting Person(s). No Request shall be processed unless accompanied by the requisite payment. 

    Article 2
    Costs for Appointment
     

    The non-refundable amount for the appointment of an Expert pursuant to the Rules is US$ 2,500. This amount is payable by the requesting Person(s). 

    Article 3
    Costs for Administration
     

    1. The non-refundable amount for sole administration of the expertise proceedings pursuant to the Rules is US$ 2,500. This amount is payable by the requesting Person(s). No Request shall be processed unless accompanied by the requisite payment. 

    2. The administrative expenses of the Centre for the Expertise proceedings shall be fixed at the Centre's discretion depending on the tasks carried out by the Centre. They shall not exceed 15% of the total Expert's fees and not be less than US$ 2,500. 

    3. The fees of the Expert shall be calculated on the basis of the time reasonably spent by the Expert in the expertise proceedings, at a daily rate fixed for such proceedings by the Centre in consultation with the Expert and the party or parties. Such daily rate shall be reasonable in amount and shall be determined in light of the complexity of the dispute and any other relevant circumstances. The amount of reasonable expenses of the Expert shall be fixed by the Centre. 

    4. If an expertise terminates before the notification of the final report, the Centre shall fix the costs of the expertise at its discretion, taking into account the stage attained by the expertise proceedings and any other relevant circumstances. 

    5. Amounts paid to the Expert do not include any possible value-added taxes (VAT) or other taxes or charges and imposts applicable to the Expert's fees. Parties have a duty to pay any such taxes or charges; however, the recovery of any such charges or taxes is a matter solely between the Expert and the party or parties. 

    Request 

    1° Request for the proposal of the names of one or more experts in any given field: 

    a) The request is sent to: 

    The ICC International Centre for Expertise
    38 cours Albert 1er
    75008 Paris
    France
    Tel. +33 1 49 53 30 53
    Fax +33 1 49 53 29 33
     

    b) The request should contain: 

    - names, description and addresses of the parties involved;
    - any relevant indication concerning the choice of an expert (nationality, qualifications, language abilities, availability);
    - a descriptive summary of the underlying dispute or situation.
     

    c) The request must be accompanied by a payment of US$ 2 500 to the International Chamber of Commerce for each name requested. 

    Banking instructions are as follows: 

    - by cheque to the order of the INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

    or 

    - By wire transfer to our account no. 240-224534.61R at: 

    UBS SA
    35 rue des Noirettes
    P.O. Box 2600
    CH-1211 Geneva 2
    Switzerland
     

    Swift Code: UBSWCHZH12A 

    (Please identify creditor) 

    2° The parties have agreed in their contract or otherwise to have recourse to the ICC's International Centre for Expertise to appoint an expert: 

    Please follow points 1 a), b), and c), above. 

    3° The Centre is contacted to administer the expertise proceedings according to its Rules: 

    a) Please follow points 1 a), b), and c), above. 

    b) The request should also include a copy of the parties' agreement to have recourse to the ICC International Centre for Expertise. 

    If the request is made jointly by the parties, the parties may agree by mutual consent to nominate an expert, in which case the expert's name and address should be included in the request. 

    Process 

    The Centre offers the following services: 

    Proposal of an expert (Section II of the Rules) 

    Upon request, the Centre provides the name of an expert suitable for the case. Whoever makes the request can accept or reject the name of an expert proposed. 

    Appointment of an expert (Section III of the Rules) 

    Upon request, the Centre provides the name of an expert suitable for the case. The parties must accept the appointment. 

    Administration of the expertise proceedings (Section IV of the Rules) 

    The Centre appoints an expert and monitors the proceedings from beginning to end. 

    The appointment of an expertThe request to appoint an expert can be submitted jointly by both parties or by one of them. The parties may submit to the Centre the name of an expert by mutual agreement. 

    The expertise is entrusted to a person whether physical or legal. It is set in motion under the responsibility of a single expert entrusted with carrying out the task in accordance with an established Brief which includes the drafting of a report. However, for complex appraisals or when it seems necessary, the expert can be assisted by other persons of his own choice. Where this may have a bearing on the costs of the process, the parties are informed in advance of the additional financial costs of the expertise. 

    In addition to checking the qualifications of the expert in the field concerned, the Centre will endeavour to select a person who is independent of both parties. The availability of the expert, his linguistic abilities, and his place of residence are further criteria which influence the Centre's choice. 

    The expert's ReportThe expert's mission is defined by the party (or parties) requesting the expertise. 

    The expert's main task is to make findings, after giving the parties the opportunity to be heard and/or to make representations. 

    The attention of the parties should be drawn to two major points that may be considered either at the time of drafting the expertise clause or when considering the implementation of an expertise procedure in accordance with the ICC's Rules: 

    * the expert can submit recommendations to the parties only if an agreement between them gives him authority to do so;
    * failing an agreement between the parties, the expert's report shall not be binding upon them.
     

    Notification of the ReportThe expert's Report is notified to the parties by the Centre. 

    Value and evidentiary strength of the expertiseThe expertise is essentially aimed at establishing certain facts, by names of Report, which as a general rule is not binding upon the parties. It is thus quite distinct from arbitration, a procedure whose purpose is to settle a dispute regarding a claim, and which leads to a binding award that can be recognized and enforced in many countries. 

    Whilst, generally speaking, expert opinions are not binding upon judges or arbitrators, they can nevertheless be of value as admissible evidence or even create presumptions in the framework of certain legal systems. 

    Moreover it will in practice be difficult for a party to question before a court the findings of a neutral expert, made as close in the time as possible to be disputed events, especially where material elements of the dispute have since disappeared or have been altered. 

    Costs 

    The Centre charges a non-refundable amount of US$ 2 500 for proposing or appointing expert. This amount should be paid for each name requested. 

    The charge for administration of the exertise proceedings is US$ 2 500, plus the expert's fees and expenses and ICC administrative fees. These may not exceed 15% of the expert's fees.
    There is no scale for such fees, which may vary according to the field of expertise, the appointed expert's qualifications and the scope of his terms of reference. The amount of the advance for the costs of the expertise is determined by the Centre after consulting, as far as possible, the potential expert and the requesting parties.
     

    Arbitral Tribunalsacting under the ICC Rules of Arbitration are exempt from chargesfor the proposal of an expert. 

    The International Centre for Expertise 

    Standing Committee
    Jean Naudet (France)
    Michel Bonnard (Switzerland)
    Nael George Bunni (Ireland)
    Michel André Jean Rigaud (Canada)
    Isao Soejima (Japan)
     

    Secretariat
    Dyala Jiménez Figueres
    Bozena Nawrot