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  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

Costs

Costs

The costs payable to SGOA comprise a number of components. Both parties involved in a case are liable for administration  charges  (there is one exception - see the rules of procedure for arbitration).

The administrative charges depend on the financial interest - the sum of money involved in the case. In case of arbitration the claimant  pays  administrative  charges upon  commencement of the arbitral proceedings; these charges  depend on the sum of money involved. In  case of mediation, both parties pay administrative charges. The respondent in an arbitration procedure also pays administrative charges if they bring an action themselves as well. Furthermore, the fees for the lawyers and/or ICT experts who handle the case are charged on an hourly basis. The time the lawyers  and/or ICT experts expect to spend on the case is invoiced as  an advance payment. Ultimately, the actual time spent will be charged. When a case ends and a positive balance remains, this balance is refunded to the parties in line with the settlement, decision or settlement agreement, for example.

All of SGOA’s services are subject to VAT. Cases will only be dealt with once the charges and advance payment due have been paid. The costs of a party’s own lawyer or other experts will have to be borne by the individual party in question unless the parties have agreed otherwise or other arrangements are made in a ruling. More information  about the costs can be found in the rules of procedure.

Fees  as from 1 January 2016

The fee of expert. The hourly fee depends on the financial interest of the case and amounts to:

Cases having an interest of Hourly fee
Less than 50,000 210 euro
Between 50,001 - 200,000 euros 220 euro
Between 200,001 – 500,000 euros 250 euro
Between 500,001 – 5.000,000 euros 275 euro
Between 5,000,001 – 30,000,000 euros 300 euro
Between 30,000,001 – 50,000,000 euro s 325 euro
More than 50.000.001 euros 350 euro

Administrative  charges

The applicable administrative charges depends on the financial interest of the case and they can be calculated with the help of the table below.

Financial interest
Of To
basic fee (a) (b) plus % on the surplus
€ 0 € 10.000 € 800  
€ 10.001 € 50.000 € 1.000 1,00%
€ 50.001 € 1.000.000 € 1.400 0,60%
€ 1.000.001 € 2.500.000 € 7.100 0,40%
€ 2.500.001 € 5.000.000 € 13.100 0,05%
€ 5.000.001 € 7.500.000 € 14.350 0,03%
€ >7.500.000   € 15.100  

If the financial interest cannot be specified, the administrative charges amount to 3,000 euros per party.

Further explanation of the table:

The administrative charges depend on the scope and amount to a minimum of 800 euros for a financial interest of a maximum of 10,000 euros. The maximum amounts to 15,100 euros and is reached for a financial interest amounting to 7,500,000 euros. The amount is calculated as follows:

The amount under a. plus the amount b., being an x% of the surplus above the minimum in the relevant category.

Administrative charges Mediation

The applicable administrative charges depends on the financial interest of the case and they can be calculated with the help of the table below.

Financial interest
Of To
basic fee (a) (b) plus % on the surplus
€ 0 € 10.000 € 1.000  
€ 10.001 € 50.000 € 1.250 1,25%
€ 50.001 € 1.000.000 € 1.750 0,75%
€ 1.000.001 € 2.500.000 € 8.875 0,50%
€ 2.500.001 € 5.000.000 € 16.375 0,06%
€ 5.000.001 € 7.500.000 € 17.938 0,04%
€ >7.500.000   € 18.875  

If the financial interest cannot be specified, the administrative charges amount to 1,875 euros per party.

Further explanation of the table:

The administrative charges depend on the scope and amount to a minimum of 1,000 euros for a financial interest of a maximum of 10,000 euros. The maximum amounts to 18,875 euros and is reached for a financial interest amounting to 7,500,000 euros. The amount is calculated as follows:

The amount under a. plus the amount b., being an x% of the surplus above the minimum in the relevant category.

Disbursements

An advance for disbursements will be payable by parties to cover, amongst other things, the costs for the meeting(s), including venue, travel and accommodation expenses, and any depositing fees. Final settlement will take place on the basis of costs actually incurred.

All amounts are exclusive of VAT.

For the other SGOA procedures the other appendixes are  applicable.

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