How do you file a lawsuit?
Firstly, the initial costs need to be paid. This depends on the value of the action or the claims of the lawsuit. The value of the action is established as follows in arbitration:
Law 1563 of 2012. “Article 2. The value of arbitration proceedings is greater when they deal with equity claims of more than four hundred (400) minimum monthly salaries (SMLMV, for the Spanish original), and the rest have a lower value.
This payment needs to be made at any of our business offices. The amount to pay according to the value of the action, code and concept that must be reported at the cash register at the time of payment is listed below:
1 SMLMV 2017
Initial expenses of arbitration of a low value (1 SMMLV + IVA)
Initial expenses of arbitration of a major value (2 SMMLV + IVA)
Initial expenses of arbitration of undetermined value of the action (2 SMMLV + IVA)
Initial expenses of arbitration mipymes (1/2 SMMLV + IVA)
If you are not in Bogotá, you may deposit the applicable amount in bank account no. 265-03534-5 of Banco de Occidente and then send the receipt of payment to the e-mail:
to legalize the deposit with the center.
Once the payment is made, the documentation needs to be officially submitted at the CAC building, which is located on Calle 76. In order to expedite the filing process, your arbitration lawsuit or request for amiable composition or expert opinion, please take into account the following when submitting your documents.
Every file must have a maximum of 400 pages, which shall be numbered from 1 to 400 clearly and legibly in black ink.
- Power of attorney.
- Certificates of incorporation and registered agent.
- Receipt of payment
- Evidence provided, which must be in the same order as stated in the lawsuit
The following must be submitted separately:
- File of precautionary measures.
- File for impleaders.
Our opening hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (continuous business day). Remember to file your lawsuit before 4:00 pm.