In a mediation procedure of CEPANi, the parties pay an advance for the costs of the mediation once the procedure is started, and even before the appointment of the mediator. This advance is determined on the basis of a mediation scale, in accordance with the amount in dispute. (annex I Cepani Rules)
The amount resulting of the application of the scale is destined to pay the fees and expenses of the mediator. It is increased by 10% in order to pay cover the administrative costs of CEPANI. Added up these amounts constitute the advance on mediation costs.
At the end of the procedure, the secretariat of CEPANI asks the mediator to hand over a statement of his costs and expenses suffered during the mediation procedure. After the Secretariat has received that statement, the Secretariat deducts the costs and expenses from the amount it has at its disposal to pay the expenses and the fees of the mediator. The balance obtained is paid to the mediator as fees.
The Secretariat informs the mediator on the state of his balance of costs and fees. The Secretariat will ask him to send an account for the amount due. Once the Secretariat has received the account, CEPANI proceeds to the payment.