Merck Sharpe & Dohme (I.A.) LLC v. The Republic of Ecuador

The PCA is providing administrative support in the arbitration initiated by Merck Sharpe & Dohme (a US company) against The Republic of Ecuador. The arbitration is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 pursuant to the Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and reciprocal Protection of Investment.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Merck Sharpe & Dohme (I.A.) LLC (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Ecuador (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2012-10
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Pharmaceutical
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment
Country A: United States
Country B: Ecuador


Language of Proceeding -
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)
Arbitrator(s)
Sir Franklin Berman KCMG QC (Presiding Arbitrator)
Judge Stephen M. Schwebel   
Judge Bruno Simma
 
The Arbitral Tribunal is being assisted by Ms. Amal Clooney.
Representatives of the Claimant(s)
Ms. Mary E. Bartkus  
MERCK SHARPE & DOHME LLC
 
Mr. Gary B. Born
Mr. David W. Ogden  
Ms. Rachael D. Kent
Mr. Charles S. Beene
Mr. Claudio Salas  
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP

 

 

Representatives of the Respondent(s)
The Respondent is represented by: 
 
Dr. Diego García Carrión, Procurador General del Estado
Dra. Blanca Gómez de la Torre, Directora Nacional, Dirección Nacional de Asuntos Internacionales y Arbitraje
Dra. Christel Gaibor
Ab. Diana Terán
PROCURADURÍA GENERAL DEL ESTADO

 

 
Mr. Paul Reichler
Mr. Mark Clodfelter
Mr. Ronald Goodman
Mr. Alberto Wray
Ms. Janis Brennan
Ms. Diana Tsutieva
Mr. Constantinos Salonidis
FOLEY HOAG LLP

 

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 01 January 2011
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

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