Fees

Follow the links below to access the fees and costs associated with each of HKIAC's arbitration services:

 

Administered Arbitration

 

Ad Hoc Arbitration

At the request of either party (or both parties) in an ad hoc arbitration, HKIAC may:

  1. appoint arbitrator(s) or umpire(s); and/or

  2. determine the number of arbitrators.

  3. decide a challenge to an arbitrator.

The fee for appointing one arbitrator is HKD 8,000.

The fee for determining the number of arbitrators is HKD 8,000.

The Challenge Registration Fee is HK$50,000.

The arbitral tribunal's fees and expenses shall be determined in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules or law.

 

Domestic Arbitration

 

Fundholding

Holding security for fees and expenses on behalf of Arbitrators, Mediators or Adjudicators:

  • An administrative fee of HKD 4,000 per party per annum is payable on receipt of the funds and thereafter every year.

  • Unless otherwise directed, all expenses and/or disbursements incurred in connection with the specific matter will be deducted from the funds held by HKIAC.

  • A quarterly statement of account shall be sent to the Arbitrator/Mediator/Adjudicator and the parties.

  • HKIAC shall not bear any liability in respect of funds held on behalf of Arbitrators, Mediators or Adjudicators.

Holding security for the amount in dispute or security for costs as directed by an Arbitrator, Mediator or Adjudicator:

  • HKIAC's fee for acting as stakeholder is HKD 6,000 per party per annum, payable when the security for the amount in dispute or security for costs is sent to HKIAC.

  • Unless otherwise directed, all expenses and/or disbursements incurred in connection with the specific matter will be deducted from the funds held by the HKIAC.

 

Methods of Payment

Payment of HKIAC's fees and arbitrators' fees may be made by any of the following means.

Cheque

Payment of HKIAC's fees and arbitrators' fees may be made by cheque payable to "Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre" in Hong Kong Dollars.

Bank transfer

Payment of HKIAC's fees may be made by bank transfer to the following account:

Account No: 567-190897-001
Account Name: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Bank: Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Swift Code: HSBC HK HHH KH

Payment of an arbitrator's fees may be made by bank transfer to the following account:

Account No: 567-190897-002
Account Name: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Bank: Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Swift Code: HSBC HK HHH KH

All bank charges are to be borne by the remitting party.

PayPal

Payment of the following fees may be made online through PayPal. PayPal charges a commission for each payment and such a commission shall be borne by the paying party.  A party who intends to pay a deposit for HKIAC’s administrative fees by PayPal should inform HKIAC (Case Manager), who will provide payment instructions including the applicable PayPal commission. HKIAC does not accept payment of deposits for arbitrators’ fees by PayPal.

  • Click here to pay the Registration Fee of HK$8,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$234.35.
  • Click here to pay the fee for determining the number of arbitrators in the amount of HK$8,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$234.35.
  • Click here to pay the fee for appointing an arbitrator in the amount of HK$8,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$234.35.
  • Click here to pay the Challenge Registration Fee of HK$50,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$1,452.35.
  • Click here to pay the Emergency Arbitrator Application Deposit of HK$250,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$7,252.35.
  • Click here to pay the fee for authenticating or certifying an ad hoc award made in Hong Kong in the amount of HK$5,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$147.35.
  • Click here to pay the fee for holding security for arbitrators/mediators/adjudicators' fees and expenses in the amount of HK$4,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$118.35.
  • Click here to pay the fee for holding security for the amount in dispute or security for costs in the amount of HK$10,000 plus a PayPal commission of HK$292.35.

 

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