Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
on 30 November 2000, with effect from 1 January 2001
The International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal
Economic Chamber in Vienna (the Vienna International Arbitral
Centre - "the Centre") shall make arrangements for the settlement
by arbitration of disputes in which not all contracting parties
that concluded the arbitration agreement had their place of
business or their normal residence in Austria at the time of
conclusion of that agreement.
The jurisdiction of the Centre can also be agreed by parties
whose place of business or normal residence is in Austria for the
settlement of disputes of an international character.
If the parties have agreed to the jurisdiction of the Centre,
these arbitration rules ("Vienna Rules") shall thereby apply in the
version valid at the time of commencement of the proceedings.
If parties which had their place of business or normal residence
in Austria at the time of conclusion of the arbitration agreement
have agreed that their disputes should be finally settled by a sole
arbitrator or an arbitral tribunal to be appointed according to the
Vienna Rules, and if the dispute is not international in character,
the Permanent Arbitral Tribunal of the Vienna Economic Chamber, or,
if another venue in Austria has been agreed, of the regional
economic chamber in whose territorial jurisdiction the agreed venue
is situated, shall be competent to make arrangements for settlement
by arbitration. The latter tribunal shall conduct the proceedings
in accordance with the rules of arbitration for the Permanent
Arbitral Tribunals of the regional economic chambers.
Arbitration proceedings shall be conducted at the seat of the
Centre in Vienna. Nevertheless, the parties can agree that the
proceedings be conducted elsewhere.
The Board of the Centre shall have at least five members. They
shall be appointed for a period of office of five years by the
Board of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and can be
reappointed. If there is no new appointment by the time of the
expiration of a period of office, the members of the Board shall
remain in office until a new Board is appointed. If a member of the
Board is permanently incapacitated during his period of office (for
instance, by resignation or death), a substitute member can be
appointed for the remainder of the period of office of the serving
The members of the Board shall elect one of their number to act
as Chairman for the duration of their term of office.
The meetings of the Board are presided over by the Chairman, or
in his absence, by the most senior member present. The Board can
validly take decisions if more than half of its members are
present. It shall take decisions by a simple majority of the
members present. In the event of a tie in voting, the Chairman
shall have a casting vote.
Decisions may be made by correspondence. The Board shall
determine the relevant rules.
Members of the Board who are parties to particular arbitration
proceedings in any capacity whatsoever shall be excluded from
decisions pertaining to those proceedings.
The members of the Board must perform their duties to the best
of their ability; they are independent and are not subject to any
directives in that respect. They are bound to secrecy on all
matters coming to their notice in the course of their duties.
The Secretary of the Centre shall be appointed by the Board of
the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber for a period of office of
five years at the proposal of the Board of the Arbitral Centre; he
can be reappointed. The third sentence of Article 3 paragraph 1,
shall apply by analogy.
The Secretary shall direct the activities of the Secretariat and
shall perform the administrative tasks of the Centre insofar as
they are not reserved to the Board of the Centre.
The Secretary must perform his duties to the best of his ability
and is not subject to any directives in that respect. He is bound
to secrecy on all matters coming to his notice in the course of his
If the Secretary is unable to perform his duties or if he is
permanently incapacitated, a member of the Board of the Centre,
appointed by that Board, shall perform the relevant functions until
a Secretary is appointed.
Languages of correspondence
Correspondence by the Parties with the Board and the Secretary
shall be conducted in German or English.
The parties shall be free to appoint the arbitrators. Any person
having legal capacity - irrespective of nationality - may be an
The Board of the Centre shall draw up a list of arbitrators
every three years, to be valid for three calendar years in each
case. Inclusion in the list of arbitrators shall not be a
prerequisite for appointment as an arbitrator.
A member of the Board may act only as Chairman of an arbitral
tribunal or sole arbitrator.
The arbitrators must perform their duties in complete
independence and impartiality, to the best of their ability, and
are not subject to any directives in that respect. They are bound
to secrecy in respect of all matters coming to their notice in the
course of their duties.
Liability of the arbitrators, the Secretary, the Board and its
members and of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and its
employees for any act or omission related to the arbitration
proceedings, insofar as such liability may be admissible by law,
shall be excluded.
Commencement of the Proceedings
Arbitral proceedings are commenced when a statement of claims is
filed with the Secretariat. The proceedings become pending on
receipt of the statement of claims by the Secretariat.
One copy of the statement of claims together with enclosures
must be submitted for each Defendant, each arbitrator and the
The statement of claims must include:
a) The designation of the parties and their addresses;
b) A specific statement of claims and the particulars and
supporting documents on which the claims are based;
c) The amount in dispute at the time of submission of the
statement of claims, unless the claims are not related exclusively
to a specific sum of money;
d) Particulars regarding the number of arbitrators in accordance
with Article 9;
e) If a decision by three arbitrators is requested, the
nomination of an arbitrator and the address of that person.
A copy of the agreement specifying the jurisdiction of the
Arbitral Centre must be attached to the statement of claims.
If the statement of claims does not comply with the provisions
of paragraph 3 of the present Article or if copies of documents or
enclosures are missing, the Secretary shall request the Claimant to
remedy the defect or to submit the necessary documents or
enclosures, setting a time-limit. If the defects are not remedied
within the time-limit(s), the claim shall be deleted from the list
of pending proceedings.
The Board can return the statement of claims to the Claimant as
not suitable for further action if the parties have designated the
International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic
Chamber in the arbitration agreement but have made agreements that
conflict with the Vienna Rules.
Memorandum in Reply
If the claim is not to be dealt with under Article 6 paragraphs
5 and 6, the Secretary shall make service to the Defendant of the
statement of claims and one copy each of the rules of arbitration
and the list of arbitrators and shall invite the Defendant to
submit a memorandum in reply within a period of thirty days, in the
number of copies required under Article 6 paragraph 2.
The memorandum in reply must include:
a) A reply to the pleadings in the statement of claims;
b) Particulars regarding the number of arbitrators in accordance
with Article 9;
c) Indication of the name and address of an arbitrator, if a
decision by an arbitral tribunal is requested or if a decision by
three arbitrators has been agreed upon in the arbitration
The Secretary shall transmit the files to the sole arbitrator
(arbitral tribunal) as soon as: a statement of claims has been
received in due form, the sole arbitrator (all members of the
arbitral tribunal) has (have) confirmed acceptance of the mandate
and his (their) objectivity, using a form issued by the Centre, and
the deposit against costs has been paid (Article 23). The
proceedings before the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) shall
thereby commence. The Secretary shall transmit to the parties a
copy of the form on which the sole arbitrator (the members of the
arbitral tribunal) has (have) confirmed his (their)
Article 7 a
Claims by the Defendant against the Claimant that are based on
the same arbitration agreement can be raised as counter-claims up
to the time of closure of the evidentiary proceedings.
Counter-claims must be submitted to the Secretariat of the
Centre and must be forwarded by the latter to the sole arbitrator
(arbitral tribunal) for further action after the deposit against
costs has been paid.
If the claim designated as a counter-claim is not based on the
same arbitration agreement, if the parties are not identical, or if
the submission of a counter-claim after transmission of the files
to the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) would lead to a
substantial delay in the main proceedings, the sole arbitrator
(arbitral tribunal) must return the claim to the Secretariat to be
dealt with in separate proceedings.
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) must give the
Counter-defendant to an admissible counter-claim the opportunity to
submit a memorandum in reply in writing and must set a time-limit
for that purpose.
Time-limits, Service and Communications
A time-limit shall be deemed to have been observed if the
document is dispatched as provided under paragraph 2 of the present
Article on the last day of the period set. Time-limits can be
prolonged by the Secretariat on sufficient grounds; after the
transmission of the files to the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal), the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) shall be
competent to prolong time-limits (except in the cases covered by
Article 23 paragraphs 5 and 6).
Communications shall be considered as having been validly served
if they are forwarded by registered letter, courier service, or
telefax to the address most recently notified in writing to the
sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) by the addressee as the address
for service, or if the document to be served has been demonstrably
As soon as a party has appointed a representative, service to
the most recently indicated address of that representative shall be
considered as having been made to the party represented.
Nomination and Appointment of Arbitrators
The parties can agree that their dispute is to be decided either
by a sole arbitrator or by an arbitral tribunal. Arbitral tribunals
shall consist of three arbitrators.
When no such agreement has been made and the parties do not
agree on the number of arbitrators, the Board shall determine
whether the dispute is to be decided by a sole arbitrator or by an
arbitral tribunal. In that context, the Board shall take into
consideration in particular the difficulty of the case, the
magnitude of the amount in dispute and the interest of the parties
in a rapid and cost-effective decision.
The parties shall be notified of the decision of the Board
pursuant to paragraph 2 of the present Article; in the event that
proceedings before a sole arbitrator are decided upon, the parties
shall be requested to agree on a sole arbitrator and to indicate
that person's name and address within thirty days after service of
the request. If no such indication is made within that period, the
sole arbitrator shall be appointed by the Board.
If the dispute is to be decided by an arbitral tribunal, the
party that has not yet nominated an arbitrator shall be requested
to indicate the name and address of an arbitrator within thirty
days after service of the request. If the Claimant has not
appointed an arbitrator within that time-limit and does not
expressly leave the appointment to the Board, the case must be
deleted from the list of pending cases. However, if the Defendant
fails to appoint an arbitrator within that time-limit, the
arbitrator shall be appointed by the Board.
If the dispute is to be decided by an arbitral tribunal, the
arbitrators nominated by the parties or appointed by the Board
shall be requested to agree on a Chairman and to indicate his name
and address within thirty days after service of the request. If no
such indication is made within that period, the Chairman shall be
appointed by the Board.
The parties are bound by their nomination of arbitrators as soon
as the identity of the arbitrator nominated has been made known to
the other party.
A claim against two or more Defendants shall be admissible only
if the Centre has jurisdiction for all of the Defendants, and, in
the case of proceedings before an arbitral tribunal, if all
Claimants have nominated the same arbitrator, and:
a) If the applicable law positively provides that the claim is
to be directed against several persons; or
b) If all parties are bound by the same arbitration agreement;
c) If the admissibility of multiparty proceedings has been
agreed upon; or
d) If all Defendants submit to multiparty proceedings and, in
the case of proceedings before an arbitral tribunal, all Defendants
nominate the same arbitrator; or
e) If one or more of the Defendants on whom the claim was served
fails or fail to provide the particulars mentioned in Article 7
paragraph 2, b) and c) within the thirty-day time-limit (Article 7
Where a claim against a number of Defendants cannot be served on
all Defendants, the proceedings shall be continued against those
Defendants on whom the claim was served only if the Claimant
declares within a period set by the Secretary that he withdraws the
claim against those Defendants on whom the claim could not be
served. If no such declaration is made within the period set by the
Secretary or if a claim cannot be served within one year of filing
the claim, the claim must be deleted from the list of pending
If an agreement exists concerning the admissibility of
multiparty proceedings, the Defendants must agree among themselves
whether they wish to have the dispute decided by one arbitrator or
by three arbitrators, and, if a decision by three arbitrators is
desired, must jointly nominate an arbitrator.
In the case covered by paragraph 3 of the present Article, if
there is no agreement among the Defendants concerning the number of
arbitrators, the Defendants shall be requested by the Secretary to
provide evidence of such agreement within thirty days after service
of the request.
If no evidence of agreement on the number of arbitrators is
presented within the period mentioned in paragraph 4 of the present
article, the Board shall determine whether the dispute is to be
decided by one arbitrator or by an arbitral tribunal.
If the Defendants have agreed that the dispute is to be decided
by an arbitral tribunal, but without nominating an arbitrator, they
shall be requested by the Secretary to indicate the name and
address of an arbitrator within thirty days after service of the
If no arbitrator is jointly nominated within the period
mentioned in paragraph 6 of the present Article and if the dispute
is to be decided by an arbitral tribunal, the Board shall appoint
the arbitrator for the defaulting Defendants.
In cases other than those mentioned in paragraph 1 of the
present Article, the consolidation of two or more disputes shall be
admissible only if the same arbitrators have been appointed in all
the disputes that are to be consolidated and if all parties and the
sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) agree.
Challenge of Arbitrators
An arbitrator may be challenged if there are sufficient grounds
for doubting his independence or impartiality.
If a party challenges an arbitrator, it must inform the
Secretary thereof, stating the grounds for the challenge.
A challenge is inadmissible if the party making the challenge
has taken part in the proceedings notwithstanding the knowledge
which it already had or ought to have had of the grounds of
challenge relied upon, or if the party making the challenge
notified the grounds of challenge with undue delay.
The Board shall decide upon the challenge on the basis of the
particulars in the challenging motion and the evidence attached
thereto. Before the Board makes its decision, the Secretary must
obtain the comments of the arbitrator challenged. The Board can
also request comments from other persons.
An arbitrator challenged must continue the proceedings,
notwithstanding the challenging motion, until the time of service
of the Board's decision regarding the challenging motion. However,
an award may not be rendered until after the Board has made its
Termination of the Mandate of Arbitrators
Any party may request the termination of the mandate of an
arbitrator if the latter's incapacitation is not merely temporary,
if he otherwise fails to perform his duties or unduly delays the
proceedings. The request must be submitted to the Secretariat. The
Board shall decide upon the request after hearing the arbitrator in
question. If it is clear that incapacitation is not merely
temporary, the Board may terminate the arbitrator's mandate even
without a request from a party.
Consequences of Challenge or Termination of Mandate
If the challenge of an arbitrator has been allowed, if his
mandate has been terminated, if he has resigned his mandate or has
a) If that arbitrator is a sole arbitrator, the parties -
b) If that arbitrator is the Chairman, the remaining arbitrators
c) If that arbitrator has been nominated by a party or has been
appointed for a party, the party that nominated him or for which he
was appointed shall be requested to nominate a new arbitrator
within thirty days - by mutual consent in the cases covered by
subparagraphs a) and b) of the present paragraph - and to indicate
his name and address. If no such indication is received within that
period, the new arbitrator shall be appointed by the Board. If a
new arbitrator nominated has also been successfully challenged, the
right to nominate a new arbitrator shall lapse and the new
arbitrator shall be appointed by the Board.
If the challenge of an arbitrator has been allowed, if his
mandate has been terminated, if he has resigned his mandate or has
died, the new sole arbitrator (newly constituted arbitral tribunal)
shall determine, after obtaining the comments of the parties,
whether and, if so, to what extent, previous procedural stages are
to be repeated.
Conduct of the Proceedings
In the context of the Vienna Rules and the agreements between
the parties, the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) may conduct
the arbitration proceedings at his (its) absolute discretion; the
principle of equal treatment of the parties shall apply, the right
to be heard being ensured at every stage of the proceedings.
However, subject to advance notice, the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) is entitled to declare that pleadings and the
presentation of documentary evidence shall be admissible only up to
a certain stage of the proceedings.
Immediately after transmission of the files to the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal), the latter shall determine the
language or languages of the proceedings, taking into consideration
all circumstances, in particular, the language of the contract. In
such matters, he (it) is bound by any agreement between the
parties. The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) can order that an
appropriate translation be submitted of all documents that are not
drafted in that language (those languages).
The proceedings may be oral or only in writing. Oral proceedings
shall take place at the request of one party or if the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) to whom (which) the case has been
referred considers it necessary. In any case, the parties must be
given the opportunity to take note of, and comment on, the motions
and pleadings of the other parties and the result of the
The date of oral hearings shall be fixed by the sole arbitrator
or the Chairman of the arbitral tribunal. Hearings shall be
private. A record of at least the results of the hearings shall be
made, which the arbitrator or the Chairman of the arbitral tribunal
If the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) considers it
necessary, he (it) may on his (its) own initiative collect
evidence, and in particular may question parties or witnesses, may
request the parties to submit documents and visual evidence and may
call in experts. If costs are incurred through the evidentiary
proceedings and in particular through the appointment of experts,
the procedure under Article 23 a shall be followed.
If one party does not take part in the proceedings, the case
must be heard with the other party alone.
If a violation by the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) of a
provision of these arbitration rules or of other provisions
applicable to the proceedings comes to the notice of a party, that
party must immediately enter an objection.
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) must ask the parties
whether they have any further proof to offer, witnesses to be heard
or submissions to make. As soon as the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) is convinced that the parties have had an adequate
opportunity for such purposes, the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) must declare the proceedings closed.
Interim Measures of Protection
Article 14 a
Unless the parties have agreed otherwise and as soon as the
files have been transmitted to him (it), the sole arbitrator
(arbitral tribunal) can order the interim measures of protection
that he (it) considers to be appropriate, on application by one
party. However, only the parties are bound by such measures. The
parties are obliged to comply with such orders, whether or not they
are enforceable by State courts. The sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) can make the ordering of such measures conditional on the
provision of appropriate security by the requesting party.
This provision does not prevent the parties from applying to any
competent State organ for interim measures of protection. Such an
application to a State organ for ordering such measures or for the
enforcement of measures ordered by the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) shall not constitute an infringement or waiver of the
arbitration agreement and shall not affect the powers of the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal). The Secretariat and the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) must be immediately informed of any
such application as well as of all measures ordered by the State
The parties shall have the right to be represented by authorized
agents of their choice in the proceedings before the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal).
Applicable Law, Equity
As to the substance of the case, the sole arbitrator (arbitral
tribunal) shall apply the law that the parties have designated as
applicable. Failing such designation by the parties, he (it) shall
apply the law that is designated by the choice of law rules that he
(it) considers to be applicable.
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) may base his (its)
decisions on equity only if he (it) has been expressly empowered by
Interruption and Suspension of Proceedings
The parties must pursue the proceedings with due expedition.
Interruption of the proceedings for indefinite or unduly long
periods shall not be permitted, even at the joint request of the
parties. If necessary after obtaining comments from the parties,
the Board may delete from the list of pending cases the proceedings
in which the parties have agreed on permanent suspension or which,
without adequate grounds, are not pursued by the parties with due
expedition. The pndency of the proceedings and the mandate of the
arbitrators shall thereby be terminated.
If the decision of the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal)
depends wholly or in part on the resolution of a preliminary
question in the context of other proceedings before a court, an
arbitral tribunal or an administrative authority, the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) may interrupt his (its) proceedings
until a final decision has been made on that preliminary
The proceedings are terminated by:
a) The rendering of an award;
b) The conclusion of a settlement;
c) The return of the claim under Article 6 paragraph 6;
d) The deletion of the case from the list of pending cases for
reasons that are determined by these Rules. Deletion is not
inherently an obstacle to refiling of the claim.
Awards shall be drawn up in writing. The grounds upon which the
award is based must be stated, unless all parties, either in the
arbitration agreement or in the oral proceedings, have agreed that
no grounds are to be stated.
All copies of awards must be signed by the arbitrators. The
signatures of the majority of the arbitrators shall suffice if the
award contains a statement that one arbitrator refuses to sign or
that his signature is prevented by an obstacle which cannot be
overcome within a reasonable period of time. If the award is made
by a majority decision, mention thereof shall be made in the award
at the request of the arbitrator who is in a minority.
Awards are confirmed on all copies as awards of the Centre by
the signature of the Secretary and the stamp of the Centre and
served on to the parties. Awards become effective as against the
parties on service of the copies.
One copy of the award shall be deposited with the Secretariat of
The sole arbitrator (Chairman of the arbitral tribunal, or, if
he is prevented, another arbitrator) shall confirm on all copies at
the request of a party the finality and enforceability of the
Partial and interim awards may be issued.
By their agreement to the Vienna Rules, the parties undertake to
implement the award.
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) shall at any time,
either on request or on his (its) own initiative, correct clerical,
typographical or computation errors as well as other obvious
inaccuracies in the award or in the copies thereof.
The parties can demand that an award be issued concerning the
content of a settlement concluded by them.
The Board is entitled to publish an award in legal journals or
in its own publications, in anonymous form, unless publication is
objected to by at least one party, within thirty days after service
of the copy of the award on it.
Determination of Costs
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) shall state in the award
the costs of arbitration fixed by the Secretariat in accordance
with Article 23 paragraph 1, shall determine the amount of costs of
the parties, and shall state who should bear the costs of the
proceedings or the proportion in which the costs of the proceedings
are to be shared.
If an award or a settlement is to be enforced, the Secretary may
on request provide the prosecuting party, free of charge but
without guarantee of correctness or completeness, with the
information that is known to him regarding the law on enforcement
and the enforcement practice of the State in which the award or
settlement is to be enforced.
Costs of the Proceedings
The costs of the proceedings consist of the following
The costs of arbitration, that is to say, the outlay of the
Centre (administrative costs), arbitrators' fees and cash outlay
(such as travel and subsistence expenses of arbitrators, costs of
service of documents, rent, costs of simple minuting); and
The costs of the parties, that is to say, the appropriate
expenses of the parties for their representation and other outlay
related to the arbitration proceedings, in particular, the costs
specified in Article 23 a paragraph 1.
On filing the claim (counter-claim), the Claimant
(Counter-claimant) shall pay into the account of the Centre, free
of charges, a registration fee in the amount stated. That fee is
intended to cover the costs up to the submission of the files to
the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal). If higher outlay is
incurred, an additional sum may be prescribed.
If there are more than two parties to the proceedings, the
registration fee shall be increased by 10% for each additional
The registration fee shall not be repayable. The registration
fee, as well as any additional amount required in accordance with
paragraph 1 of the present Article shall be deducted from the
Claimant's (Counter-claimant's) share of the deposit against costs
If the registration fee is not deposited despite prolongation of
the time-limit, the Secretary must delete the claim (counter-claim)
from the list of pending cases.
The costs of arbitration shall be determined by the Secretary at
the end of the proceedings.
The Secretary shall fix the amount of the deposit against the
expected costs of arbitration. That deposit shall be paid in equal
shares by the parties before transmission of the files to the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) and within thirty days after service
of the payment request.
If the share of the Claimant (Counter-claimant) is not received
within the time-limit, despite prolongation thereof, the Secretary
shall delete the claim or counter-claim from the list of pending
cases of the Centre. He shall inform the parties thereof.
If the share of the Defendant (Counter-defendant) is not
received within the time-limit set, the Secretary shall inform the
Claimant (Counter-claimant) thereof and shall request him to pay
the outstanding share of the deposit within thirty days of receipt
of the payment request. If that amount is not received within the
time-limit, the Secretary must delete the claim (counter-claim)
from the list of pending cases of the Centre. He shall inform the
If it should be necessary in the course of the proceedings to
increase the deposit against costs because of an increase in the
amount in dispute, a procedure analogous to that provided for in
paragraphs 2 to 4 of the present Article shall be adopted. Until
payment of the additional deposit, the amplification of the claim
that led to the increase of the amount in dispute shall not be
taken into account in the arbitral proceedings.
If it should be necessary in the course of the proceedings to
increase the deposit against costs because the amount fixed for
cash outlay on determining the deposit is not sufficient, a
procedure analogous to that provided for in paragraphs 2 to 4 of
the present Article shall be adopted.
Article 23 a
If the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) considers certain
action entailing costs, such as the appointment of experts,
interpreters or translators, making verbatim records of the
proceedings, a visual inspection, or relocation of the proceedings,
to be necessary, he (it) must make arrangements to cover the
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) may undertake procedural
steps in accordance with paragraph 1 of the present Article only if
adequate cover for the expected costs exists.
The sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) shall decide what
consequences for the proceedings arise from the failure to pay a
prescribed deposit against costs.
All commitments related to the procedural steps mentioned in
paragraph 1 of the present Article shall be undertaken by the sole
arbitrator (arbitral tribunal) for the account of the parties.
Calculation of the Costs of Arbitration
The administrative costs of the Centre and the arbitrators' fees
shall be fixed on the basis of the amount in dispute, according to
the schedule of arbitration costs attached to these Rules (Annex
1). If the arbitral proceedings are terminated other than by means
of an arbitral award or a settlement, the Secretary shall determine
the administrative costs of the Centre and the arbitrators' fees at
the appropriate levels.
If there are more than two parties to proceedings, the rates for
the administrative costs of the Centre and the arbitrators' fees
contained in the schedules attached to these Rules shall be
increased by 10% for each additional party.
In the case of proceedings conducted concerning a number of
individual claims or counter-claims, the Secretary may at any stage
of the proceedings make a separate calculation of the costs of
arbitration according to the amounts in dispute in respect of the
The Secretary may deviate from the statements of the parties in
fixing the amount in dispute if the parties have made only a
partial claim or if a request by the parties whose purpose was not
the payment of sums of money was obviously undervalued.
The rates quoted in the schedule of arbitrators' fees are the
fees for sole arbitrators. In any case they shall be raised to
two-and-a-half times the amounts quoted if an arbitral tribunal is
appointed and to up to three times the rates stated in the event of
the particular difficulty of a case.
Reductions of the amount in dispute shall be taken into
consideration in calculating the arbitrators' fees and
administrative costs only if they were made before transmission of
the files to the sole arbitrator (arbitral tribunal).
Cash outlays shall be determined according to the actual
This version of the Vienna Rules shall apply to all proceedings
in which the claim was filed after 31 December 2000. If the
arbitration agreement was concluded before 1 January 2001, the
parties may agree that the proceedings will be conducted according
to the arbitration rules valid until that date; however, even in
the event of such an agreement, the provisions of Articles 21 to 24
of the present version shall apply.
SCHEDULE OF ARBITRATION COSTS
Registration Fee: EUR 2.000 1)
Administrative Charges 2)
Amount in Dispute in euros
Rate in euros
of excess over
+ 1 %
Fees for Sole Arbitrators 3)
+ 3 %
+ 2 %
1) see Article 22 paragraph 1
2) see Article 24 paragraph 1
3) see Article 24 paragraph 6