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PRACTICAL INFORMATION RELATED TO OHADA PROCEEDINGS


  • The list of public holidays to be excluded in the computation of procedural terms 
  • The extension of procedural terms in view of the distance 
  • The rates in the Registry of Ohada Common Court of Justice and Arbitration 
  • Administrative expenses and arbitrator's fees in the framework of Ohada arbitration. The rates
  • The list of public holidays to be excluded in the computation of procedural terms 
     Summary of Decision n°°001/99/CCJA to establish the list of public holidays 

    List of the public holidays in the meaning of article 25.4 of the Arbitration Rules (art. 1):

    - January 1rst ; 
    - Easter Monday ; 
    - May 1rst , Labour Day and if it is on Sunday, the subsequent day ; 
    - Ascension ; 
    - Pentecost Monday ; 
    - End of Ramadan (Aïd-El-Fitr) ; 
    - Tabaski (Aïd-El-Kébir) ;
    - August 7, National commemoration Day of the Republic of Ivory Coast and if it is on Sunday, the subsequent day ; 
    - August 15, Assumption ; 
    - November 1, all Saints' Day ;
    - November 15, National Peace Day ; 
    - December 25, Christmas ; 
    - the date following the Fate Night (Laïlatou-Kadr) ;
    - the day following the date of the commemoration of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (Maouloud) ; 
    - December 7, date of the commemoration of the death of the first President of the Republic of Ivory Coast, late Houphouët Boigny, until December 7, 2000 included. 

    The public holidays mentioned hereabove are the ones observed in the headquarters of Ohada Common Court of Justice and Arbitration. 

    The provisions of article 25.4 exclusively refer to the public holidays mentioned in article 1 hereabove (art. 2). 

    The extension of procedural terms in view of the distance 
    Summary of Decision n° 002/99/CCJA to Extend the Procedural Terms in view of the Distance 


    Except for parties usually residing in Ivory Coast, procedural terms are extended as follows in view of the distance (art. 1) :

    - in Central Africa : plus twenty one day, 

    - in West Africa : plus fourteen days, 

    - in the Islamic Federal Republic of Comoros and other countries : plus thirty days.

      The rates in the Registry of Ohada Common Court of Justice and Arbitration
    Summary of Decision n° 003/99/CCJA to Establish the Rates of the Instruments to be Established by the Registry of Ohada Common Court of Justice and Arbitration 
    INSTRUMENT CONCERNED 

    AMOUNT TO PAY IN CFA F 
    Appeal certificate
    1,000
    Non-appeal certificate
    1,000
    Acknowledgment of deposit of petition and of documents exhibited
    500
    Acknowledgment of deposit of a writ of summons for publication in Ohada Official Gazette
    2,000
    Notification of the petition to the parties
    5,000
    Notice on the time-limit to put a petition in order 
    2,000
    Notification of statements relating to a case
    5,000
    Notification of receipt of the file relating to a case referred to the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration
    2,000
    Certified true copy
    300F/page
    Excerpt
    500
    Authentic copy of an order
    300F/page
    Authentic copy of a judgment
    300F/page
    First authentic copy
    500F/page
    Notification to the parties of a third person's request to enter the suit as a party
    5,000
    Order relating to the time-limit to lodge statements on a case or to make written or oral remarks
    2,000
    Order on the time-limit to reply to a statement in connection with a third person's request to enter the suit as a party
    2,000
    Notification of an injunction relating to a stay of execution
    2,000

    A reserve shall be deposited, the amount of which is to be determined by the Chief Registrar in respect of any case brought before the Court. Any dispute relating to the-said amount shall be settled by order of the President (art. 2). 


    Administrative expenses and arbitrator's fees in the framework of Ohada arbitration. The rates
    APPENDIX I - ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
    FOR AN AMOUNT OF CLAIM 
    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES (1)
    UP TO 25,000,000 
    500,000
    FROM 25,000,001 TO 125,000,000 
    2.00%
    FROM 125,000,001 TO 500,000,000 
    1.00%
    FROM 500,000,001 TO 750,000,000 
    0.40%
    FROM 750,000,001 TO 1,000,000,000 
    0.20%
    FROM 1,000,000,001 TO 5,000,000,000 
    0.05%
    OVER 5,000,000,000 
    30,000,000

    (1) As an example only, the table in appendix III indicates administrative expenses resulting from correct calculations

    APPENDIX II - FEES OF AN ARBITRATOR
    FOR AN AMOUNT OF CLAIM
    FEES (1)
    Minimum
    Maximum
    UP TO 25,000,000 
    500,000 
    10.00 % 
    FROM 25,000,000 TO 125,000,000 
    1.50 % 
    5.00 % 
    FROM 125,000,001 TO 500,000,000 
    1.00 % 
    3.00 % 
    FROM 500,000,001 TO 750,000,000 
    0.50 % 
    2.00 % 
    FROM 750,000,001 TO 1,000,000,000 
    0.30 % 
    1.50 % 
    FROM 1,000,000,001 TO 5,000,000,000 
    0.10 % 
    0.30 % 
    OVER 5,000,000,000 
    0.01 % 
    0.05 % 

    (1) As an example only, the table in appendix III indicates administrative expenses resulting from correct calculations 
    APPENDIX III ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES AND FEES OF AN ARBITRATOR RESULTING FROM CORRECT CALCULATIONS 
    AMOUNT OF CLAIM
    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 
    FEES OF THE ARBITRATOR 
    Minimum
    Maximum
    UP TO 25,000,000 
    500,000 
    500,000 
    10 % of the amount of the claim 
    FROM 25,000,001 
    to 
    125,000,000 
    500,000 + 2.00 % of any amount above 25,000,000 
    500,000 + 1.50 % of any amount above 25,000,000 
    2,500,000 + 5.00 % of any amount above 25,000,000 
    FROM 125,000,001 to 
    500,000,000 
    2,500,000 + 1.00 % of any amount above 125,000,000 
    2,000,000 + 1.00 % of any amount above 125,000,000 
    7,500,000 + 3.00 % of any amount above 125,000,000 
    FROM 500,000,001 to
    750,000,000 
    6,250,000 + 0.40 % of any amount a-bove 500,000,000 
    5,750,000 + 0.50 % of any amount above 500,000,000 
    18,750,000 + 2.00 % of any amount above 500,000,000 
    FROM 750,000,001 to 
    1,000,000,000 
    7,250,000 + 0.20 % of any amount above 750,000,000 
    7,000,000 + 0.30 % of any amount a-bove 750,000,000 
    23,750,000 + 1.50 % of any amount above 750,000,000 
    FROM 1,000,000 001 to
    5,000,000,000 
    7,750,000 + 0.05 % of any amount a-bove 1,000,000,000 
    7,750,000 + 0.10 % of amount above 1,000,000,000 
    27,500,000 + 0.30 % of any amount a-bove 1,000,000,000 
    OVER 
    5,000,000,000 
    30,000,000 
    11,750,000 + 0.01 % of any amount above 5,000,000,000 
    39,500,000 + 0.05 % of any amount a-bove 5,000,000,000 
     
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