How does the filing of a complaint or lawsuit work

Arbitration is a figure whereby an impartial and specialized third party, called an arbitrator, acts as a judge in the process of resolving a dispute, handing down an arbitration decision which has the same legally binding effects as a court decision would. 

Bear in mind the information below when filing your suit:

1. Pay the filing costs at any of our venues, taking into account:

Proceedings with an amount

Amount to be paid

Smaller than 400 MLMW (Monthly Legal Minimum Wages)


Higher than 400 MLMW (Monthly Legal Minimum Wages)


Undetermined amount


2. Office hours at the CCB's Center of Arbitration and Conciliation are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Remember to file your suit before 4:00 p.m. 

3. The complaint or lawsuit must be filed in two folios, as follows:

  • Folio 1:
    • Law suit.
    • Payment stub.
    • Certificates of legal existence and representation (only for companies).
    • All pages numbered starting with 1.
  • Folio 2:
    • Evidence provided.
    • Copy of transfer which includes the same documents attached to the law suit.
    • Annexes for each party summoned.

Before filing the documents bear in mind that, if they are longer than 600 pages, you must divide the folios into equal parts, properly organized.

If one of the institutions is public or state-owned (in full or in part), copies must be sent to the Public Ministry and the National Agency for the Legal Defense of the State. Soft copies may be attached.

What is it?

Solve your controversies with the assistance of an arbitrator who acts as a judge in resolving a dispute.

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