NZDRC Arbitration Fees Calculator

Please use the calculator below to estimate the preliminary payment for arbitration under NZDRC rules. 

Please note that this arbitration fees calculator applies to all arbitrations administered under the NZDRC Arbitration Rules. For fee information in relation to ad hoc arbitrations, please contact the registry staff: registrar@nzdrc.co.nz or check our website for ad hoc arbitration security fees.

What remedy are you seeking?

An arbitration claim could seek a remedy for an amount of money and/or a declaration of rights and obligations (also known as Declaratory Relief). Select the remedy you are seeking.
What remedy are you seeking? *
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Please enter the amount in dispute (inclusive of GST, value added tax, or any other similar tax which might apply).
In calculating the amount in dispute, interest will not be taken into account unless the interest claimed by a Party exceeds the aggregate principal amount, in which case enter the value of the interest claim alone.
Value should be higher than $0.00!
Value should be higher than $0.00!
How many arbitrators are required?
(If you require more than 3 arbitrators, please contact the registrar for information about the security for the Arbitral Tribunal: registrar@nzdrc.co.nz)
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How many parties are involved in the arbitration?
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Issues in dispute: Does your matter contain 3 issues or less?
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You may qualify for NZDRC’s fixed fee arbitration service.
Under the ECA45 Arbitration Rules, NZDRC offers a fixed fee arbitration process for monetary claims under $50,000 which are of limited complexity. To qualify, your case must be limited to no more than three issues in dispute and meet NZDRC’s terms and conditions for the fixed fee arbitration scheme, including the agreement by the parties to arbitrate under NZDRC's ECA45 Arbitration Rules.
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Under the Fixed Fee Scheme the volume of submissions and evidence is limited. Please refer to our Fixed Fees Scheme for further information: Fixed Fee Low Value Scheme.
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Do you intend to proceed under the fixed fee scheme?
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Urgent Interim Relief

Are you seeking any Urgent Interim Relief?
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Are you seeking any Summary Procedure?
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Security Fee and Preliminary Payments

Please note that the information below is based on the information you have inputted into the calculator. As such it is indicative only and will be confirmed upon receipt of your Application for Arbitration.

All amounts are stated in NZD and are inclusive of GST (if any):

TOTAL PRELIMINARY PAYMENT REQUIRED

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*Any applicable disbursements are charged separately and at cost.
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Breakdown of Preliminary Payment:
Registration Fee (1 arbitrator - GC)
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Registration Fee (1 arbitrator - GC)
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Registration Fee (1 arbitrator - GC)
$0.00
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Registration Fee (1 arbitrator - GC)
$0.00
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Registration Fee (multiple arbitrators)
$0.00
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Registration Fee Total
$0.00
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Administration Fee
$0.00
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Administration Fee
$0.00
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Administration Fee Total:
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (GC)
$0.00
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (GC)
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (LVC10)
$0.00
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (LVC20)
$0.00
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (LVC30)
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (LVC40)
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (LVC50)
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses Total:
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Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses Total
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Urgent Interim Relief Admin Fee
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Urgent Interim Relief Admin Fee (Decl. Relief)
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Urgent Interim Relief Admin Fees Total
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Urgent Interim Relief Security Fee
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Urgent Interim Relief Security Fee
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Interim Relief Security Fees Total
$0.00
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Security for Summary Procedure (Declaratory Relief)
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Security for Summary Procedure
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Total Summary Procedure Security
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Capped Arbitrator's Fees for General Claims
Please note that all our fees for General Claims are capped in proportion to the amount in dispute.
Please refer to the NZDRC Arbitration Rules for more information on Scheduled Maximum Fee:
Amount in Dispute Scheduled Maximum Fee
≤ $249,999.99 $30,000.00
$250,000.00 ≤ $499,999.99 $35,000.00 plus 2% on the amount above $250,000.00
$500,000.00 ≤ $999,999.99 $40,000.00 plus 3% on the amount above $500,000.00
$1,000,000.00 ≤ $2,499,999.99 $55,000.00 plus 2% on the amount above $1,000,000.00
$2,500,000.00 ≤ $4,999,999.99 $85,000.00 plus 1.6% on the amount above $2,500,000.00
$5,000,000.00 ≤ $9,999,999.99 $125,000.00 plus 0.5% on the amount above $5,000,000.00
$10,000,000.00 ≤ $49,999,999.99 $150,000.00 plus 0.125% on the amount above $10,000,000.00
$50,000,000.00 ≤ $99,999,999.99 $200,000.00 plus 0.2% on the amount above $50,000,000.00
≥ $100,000,000.00 $300,000.00 plus 0.01% on the amount above $100,000,000.00 up to a maximum of $500,000.00
Declaratory relief only $40,000.00
For terms and conditions refer to the NZDRC Arbitration Rules.
Any questions? Contact us on 09 486 7153 or registrar@nzdrc.co.nz.

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