ECAF收费标准(ECAF's fee schedule)

此文由EOS社区志愿者Achilles ZHANG 原创翻译.( This article was originally translated by EOS community volunteer Achilles ZHANG) 


This fee schedule is for Arbitrations carried out under the EOS Core Arbitration Forum’s (ECAF) Rules for Dispute Resolution (RDR) - more details here.


This fee schedule is revised from time to time. ECAF’s fees will be invoiced in EOS. Where conversion from fiat currencies to EOS is required, the process for doing so is detailed in the section Currency Conversion at the end of this memo.


A two stage fee system comprised of the following elements:

1. Non-refundable Filing Fee: to be paid on submission of a case.

2. Cost of Arbitration: to be paid at the conclusion of the case and to compensate the Arbitrators, Case Managers, Forum staff, external experts etc for the time they have spent on the case N.B. Fees are separate to any bond that parties may be required to post by the Arbitrator as surety against potential judgments.





Filing Fee

When submitting a request for Arbitration, the Claimant shall pay a non-refundable filing fee that is dependent on the amount of the claim as follows:


Arbitration Costs


As per the RDR Section 5.9: as soon as practicable after the commencement of the arbitration, the Arbitrator shall deliver an estimate of the costs of the arbitration.

根据RDR第5.9节 :当仲裁程序开始,仲裁员将在切实可行的范围内尽快的提交一份仲裁费用的估算。

The costs of arbitration shall be fixed in the ruling(s) and are to be paid to the account of the Forum.


Such costs may include:


1. fees for the arbitration;


2. the Arbitrator’s expenses;


3. the costs of experts and translators;


4. other fees and expenses of the Forum related to the conduction of the case;


5. the reasonable legal and other costs incurred by the parties;


6. fines as levied by the Arbitrator for negative actions or behaviours;


7. any costs incurred in connection with a notice for interim or emergency relief; and


8. any costs incurred in connection with a request for consolidation of arbitrations.


The cost of Arbitration shall be calculated by reference of the work done by the Forum’s members. Rates will depend on the circumstances of the case including its complexity and any special qualifications the Arbitrators may have.


Fees shall be charged at an hourly rate as follows (figures are quoted in USD but invoiced in EOS, see section below on currency conversion). The rate to be applied will depend on the experience level and expertise of the person in question:




The Arbitrator may direct the parties to submit two types of deposit in such proportions and at such times as it thinks appropriate:


1. An advance of the Arbitration Costs. Such payments deposited by the parties may be applied by ECAF to pay any item of such Arbitration Costs (including the ECAF’s own fees and expenses) in accordance with the ECAF rules.


2. A bond as a percentage of the sum under dispute to act as surety against potential judgments.


In the event that a party fails or refuses to make any payment on account of the Arbitration Costs as directed by the Arbitrator, the Arbitrator may direct the other party or parties to effect a substitute payment to allow the arbitration to proceed (subject to any order or award on Arbitration Costs). In such circumstances, the party submitting the substitute payment may request the Arbitrator to make an order or award in order to recover that amount as a debt immediately due and payable to that party by the defaulting party.


A party requesting Emergency Relief shall, in addition to the non-refundable filing fee, pay a deposit of the EOS equivalent of USD 750 (see the note below on Currency Conversion) as an advance for the costs of the emergency relief proceedings. If the Filing Fee and the deposit are not paid, ECAF shall not proceed with the emergency relief proceedings.


Interim payments


With ECAF and the Arbitrators approval, part of the deposits may from time to time be released to cover any part of the Arbitration Costs as the arbitration progresses.


If no, or insufficient, funds are held at the time the interim payment is required, the invoices may be submitted for payment direct by the parties.


Method of Payment


ECAF will only request you to transfer funds to one of these two accounts:




WARNING: Do not transfer funds to any other account! Requests for payments to any other EOS account or exchange accounts are fraudulent requests! ECAF will not accept liability for funds transferred to different accounts.

警告:不要将资金转移到任何其他帐户!任何向其他EOS帐户或交易所帐户付款的请求都是欺诈性请求! ECAF不会对转入其它账户的资金承担责任。

Collection of Filing Fee


  • 申请人将通过ECAF官方网址的诉讼提交页面提起一个诉讼:

  • ECAF’s Case Managers will then review the filing. Once the Case Manager is satisfied that no additional information is required they will contact the claimant to submit the Filing Fee with an appropriate memo to: Ecafeewallet

  • ECAF的案例经理随后将审核该诉讼。一旦案件经理确信不需要其他补充信息,他们将联系申请人提交诉讼费并附上适当的备注到以下地址:Ecafeewallet

  • Once the Filing Fee is successfully received, the case will be marked as accepted by the forum and await assignment to an Arbitrator


  • 一旦成功收到诉讼费,该案件将被标记为已被仲裁庭接受,并等待分配给具体的一个仲裁员。

Collection of Deposits


  • When an Arbitrator is  assigned to a case they will make a preliminary estimate of the costs of Arbitration. (This estimate will be finalised at the conclusion of the case.)

  • 当仲裁员被分配到一个案件时,他们将对仲裁费用进行初步估计。(该估计将在结案时最终确定。)

  • The Arbitrator may then direct the Case Manager to inform the parties to a case of these costs. The Arbitrator will also define whether a deposit is required to cover a partial amount of the Arbitration Costs and as surety for the amount under dispute

  • 仲裁员可以随后指示案件管理员将本案件的这些费用通知当事人。仲裁员还将确定是否需要要求一笔保证金来覆盖部分仲裁费用以及作为争议金额的保证金。

  • The deposit will be  collected by the Case Manager and is to be paid into ECAF’s escrow account with a memo that will be provided to the parties. Deposits must only be sent to: Ecafescrowww

  • 保证金将由案件经理负责征收,并将存入ECAF的托管账户,同时附有将提供给当事人的备注。保证金必须只能发送到以下这个账户: Ecafescrowww

Currency Conversion


Amounts shall be invoiced in EOS.


Where any amounts due are not quoted in EOS, then conversion shall be made at the rate of exchange prevailing on the day before the date on which the invoice, request for deposit and/or ruling is given.


The rate to be utilised to convert from EOS to USD is the closing rate for the given date as quoted by CoinMarketCap.

EOS转换为美元使用的利率引用自CoinMarketCap 在指定日期的收盘价。

If the amount is expressed in a fiat currency other than USD, then that amount shall first be converted into USD using the average Ask rate for the given date as quoted by OandA. It will then be converted into EOS as above.

如果该金额以美元以外的法定货币表示,则该金额应首先使用引用自OandA 的在指定日期的平均卖出价,来转换为美元。然后再将其转换为如上所述的EOS单位。