By virtue of an Agreement between Infosuisse and the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Centre, our members are entitled to reduced fees in cases with a litigation value until USD 500’000. In such cases, the Mediator’s fees shall be of USD 5'000 (instead of the daily and hourly rates stated in the normal fee schedule), and if the case goes to Expedited Arbtration, the sole Arbtrator’s fee will be of USD 10'000 (instead of USD 20'000 according to the normal fee schedule).
In order for our members to be entitled to these reduced fees, it is required that the Agreement at the basis of the trade relation between the parties (Distribution, Agency, Joint Venture etc.) include a Mediation and/or Expedited Arbtration Clause according to examples we may provide. As to the General Conditions of Sale (GCS), a simplified clause is sufficient (e.g. the sample text of GCS in our Member Space).