The conditions for access to the Additional Facility are contained in
Article 2 and Article 4 of the rules governing the administration of proceedings under the Additional Facility by the ICSID Secretariat (Additional Facility Rules).Formal Requirements, Information and DocumentationThe Application for Access to the Additional Facility must comply with
Article 4 of the Additional Facility Rules.The Application for Access must be:
The Application for Access must include:
The Request for ArbitrationOnce the Application for Access has been approved, a party may commence arbitration under the Additional Facility by submitting a Request for Arbitration to the Secretary-General. Alternatively, the Request for Arbitration can be submitted concurrently with an Application for Access in respect of an existing dispute.The process for filing the request is governed by
Articles 2 and 3 of the Arbitration (Additional Facility) Rules and the Administrative and Financial Regulations (Regulation 16,
Regulation 30 and
Regulation 34(1)).Formal Requirements, Information and DocumentationThe request for arbitration must comply with
Articles 2 and 3 of the Arbitration (Additional Facility) Rules.The request must be:
The request must include:
Optional Information: The request may include any agreement or proposal by the parties regarding the
number of arbitrators and the method of their appointment, and any other agreements concerning the settlement of the dispute (Article 3(2) of the Arbitration (Additional Facility) Rules).
Submitting the request for arbitration: The request for arbitration and any supporting documentation should be sent by email to the ICSID Secretariat at ICSIDsecretariat@worldbank.org. Please note that the ICSID server does not accept emails larger than 25 MB. For submissions exceeding this size, please use an electronic file sharing platform or contact the ICSID Secretariat for assistance. The request for arbitration shall designate each party to the dispute and provide their contact information, including electronic mail address, street address and telephone number.
Documents which are submitted with the request and which are not in English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a certified translation into one of these languages. If the document is lengthy and relevant only in part, it is sufficient if only the relevant parts, which must be precisely identified, are translated. Such extract should be supported by a statement that the omission of the remainder of the text does not render the portion presented misleading (Administrative and Financial Regulation 30).Lodging Fee: A non-refundable fee, US$25,000 under the current
Schedule of Fees, must be paid on or before lodging the request. The fee is payable by the party filing the request or by both parties if the request is made jointly.The fee should be paid by wire transfer. Wire transfer instructions may be obtained by contacting the
ICSID Secretariat. A copy of the wire transfer order should be filed with the request.