A RESPONSIVE AND DYNAMIC INSTITUTION

DELOS COMBINES QUALITY AND FLEXIBILITY WITH TIME AND COST EFFICIENCY TO HELP REDUCE RISK FOR BUSINESSES GLOBALLY

DURATION AND COST

Delos appreciates that its users need to have predictability regarding the costs that may be required to resolve a dispute. The Delos procedure is designed to reduce these costs wherever possible.

Delos determines the costs of the arbitration based on the total value of the dispute and its expected complexity taking into account the seat of the arbitration (Article 14.2 of the Rules). The arbitration costs cover the fees and expenses of the Tribunal and the administrative costs of DELOS (Article 14.2 of the Rules). A filing fee of EUR 450 is to be paid by Claimant with its Notice of Arbitration: this amount is included in the costs of the arbitration. Click here or scroll down to calculate your costs. 

The Delos time and costs schedule is set out at Appendix 7 to the Rules and reproduced below. It provides for twelve cost bands according to the value in dispute and has been in force since 1 November 2021. Parties may benefit from a 5% reduction on these costs if they have sent their relevant contract(s) to Delos for registration within six months of signature of the contract(s), subject to the applicable floor (the reduction may not result in arbitration costs below the applicable floor).


In addition to cost-efficiency, parties require disputes to be decided as quickly as circumstances permit, as any delay in resolving the dispute may lead to additional commercial or financial difficulties or risks.

The Delos time and costs schedule provides an indicative time of the duration that Delos will set for tribunals to hear and determine key issues and to produce a draft award. 

This indicative time is a useful guide for parties to estimate the total time that may be required to obtain the final resolution of their dispute, which will also include the initial period to commence the arbitration and form the tribunal, and the final period for Delos to review the draft award.

Finally, if there is any significant change during the arbitration in the claims of the parties, the complexity of the dispute, the anticipated time and expenses incurred by the Tribunal and/or the conduct of the arbitration, Delos may adjust the arbitration costs. Delos may also do so if the parties depart from its model clauses (see Articles 14.3 and 14.7 of the Rules).