– MEDIATION FEE SCHEDULE –
MEDIATION FEE SCHEDULE
The following fees are applicable for two or more party mediations irrespective of the fact that a lawsuit has or not been filled and of the intervention or non-intervention of legal counsels representing one or more of the parties. Mediations generally occur Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. An additional fee of 100 EUR excl. VAT per hour will be applied for weekend, holiday and evening mediations, as well as for each additional party.
- Hourly – Mata Dona charges 200 EUR excl. VAT per hour (rounded up in 15-minute increments). Matters scheduled on an hourly basis are generally scheduled to begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
- Half Day – Mata Dona charges 700 EUR excl. VAT per half day (4 hours). Matters scheduled for a half-day mediation are generally scheduled to begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Mata Dona may be available to continue mediation sessions into the afternoon or evening on half-day cases, depending on location and subject to an hourly rate of 185 EUR excl. VAT per hour (rounded up in 15-minute increments) beyond the allotted 4 hours.
- Full Day – Mata Dona charges 1.200 excl. VAT per full day (8 hours). Matters scheduled for a full-day mediation are generally scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Mata Dona may be available to continue mediation sessions into the evening on full-day cases, depending on location and subject to an hourly rate of 175 EUR excl. VAT per hour (rounded up in 15-minute increments) beyond the allotted 8 hours.
2. ADDITIONAL TIME
On hourly and half-day mediations, Mata Dona reserves the right to charge for any additional time required for preparation and/or follow up at a rate of 150 EUR excl. VAT per hour (rounded up in 15-minute increments).
3. TRAVEL TIME
Mata Dona charges 75 EUR excl. VAT per hour (rounded up in 15-minute increments) for travel.
In addition to receiving reimbursement for any direct expenses reasonably incurred in national or international mediations, in international mediations Mata Dona is entitled to receive from the parties a fee of 250 EUR excl. VAT per day of meetings, as well as reimbursement of ordinary travel expenses such as: meals, accommodation, aeroplane tickets, etc.
Conference room facilities must be arranged by the parties. Mata Dona can assist in locating a suitable facility; however, the facility fee will be the responsibility of the parties.
5. ALLOCATION OF FEES & COSTS
All fees will be billed to and are due from the mediation parties in equal shares unless the parties agree to a different allocation and notify Mata Dona of the agreed-upon allocation at the time the mediation is scheduled.
The total amount due for reserved time must be received by Mata Dona no later than 10 business days prior to the mediation to guarantee the mediation date and time. The remaining balance, including additional preparation, travel, conference and/or follow-up time, if any, will be billed to the parties after the conclusion of the mediation.
Mata Dona may suspend or terminate the mediation process after giving written notice to the parties that due expenses and fees by one or more parties have not been fully paid for more than 14 days after the due date for payment.
All invoices shall be due and payable within two weeks at the latest to Mata Dona’s bank account: IBAN: BE87001519368994 and BIC: GEBABEBB.
Any mediation cancelled or postponed within 5 business days of the scheduled date is subject to forfeiture of 50% of the deposit amount, unless Mr José Rafael Mata Dona’s time can be rescheduled for another matter.
8. PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY
The parties are jointly and severally responsible for payment of fees and costs.