(1) Mr. Dieter Emil Schelling; (2) Ms. Flora Netiwe Schelling; (3) Ras Bamba Hotel Limited; (4) Ras Bamba Sailing Club Limited; and (5) Oyster Camp Limited V. The United Republic of Tanzania

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as adopted in 1976)

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Mr. Dieter Emil Schelling (Private entity )
Mrs. Flora Netiwe Schelling (Private entity )
Ras Bamba Hotel Limited (Private entity )
Ras Bamba Sailing Club Limited (Private entity )
Oyster Camp Limited (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United Republic of Tanzania (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2023-13
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Accommodation and food service
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

Bilateral treaty
The Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Republic of Tanzania on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments signed on 8 April 2004 and entered into force on 6 April 2006.
Country A: Switzerland
Country B: Tanzania

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) United Kingdom
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)

Judge Georges Affaki (Presiding Arbitrator)

Mr. Reza Mohtashami KC

Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Hussein Haeri

Dr. Robert Kovacs

Ms. Clàudia Baró Huelmo

Ms. Martha Eker-Male

Withers LLP


Mr. Christopher Harris KC


Three Verulam Buildings

Mr. Robert Amsterdam

Amsterdam & Partners LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Hon. Judge Dr. Eliezer Mbuki Feleshi

Hon. Attorney General

Prof. Kennedy G. Gastorn

Deputy Attorney General

Attorney General's Office


Dr. Boniphace N. Luhende

Hon. Solicitor General

Mr. Mark Mulwambo

Ms. Salome Magesa

Ms. Lydia Thomas

Solicitor General’s Office

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 03 October 2022
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -