Chapter III: General Procedural Provisions

Rule 8: Calculation of Time Limits

Time limits referred to in these Rules shall be calculated from the day after the date on which the procedural step starting the period is taken, based on the time at the seat of the Centre. A time limit shall be satisfied if a procedural step is taken on the relevant date, or on the subsequent business day if the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

Rule 9: Costs of the Mediation

Unless the parties agree otherwise:

(a) the fees and expenses of the mediator and the administrative charges and direct costs of the Centre shall be borne equally by the parties; and

(b) each party shall bear any other costs it incurs in connection with the mediation.

Rule 10: Confidentiality of the Mediation

(1) All information relating to the mediation, and all documents generated in or obtained during the mediation, shall be confidential, unless:

(a) the parties agree otherwise;

(b) the information or document is independently available; or

(c) disclosure is required by law.

(2) Unless the parties agree otherwise, the fact that they are mediating or have mediated shall be confidential.

Rule 11: Use of Information in Other Proceedings

A party shall not rely in other proceedings on any positions taken, admissions or offers of settlement made, or views expressed by the other party or the mediator during the mediation, unless the parties agree otherwise.