Cairn Energy PLC & Cairn UK Holdings Limited v. The Republic of India


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Cairn Energy PLC (Private entity )
Cairn UK Holdings Limited (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of India (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-07
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Oil and gas
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

Bilateral treaty
The Agreement Between The Government Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland And The Government Of The Republic Of India For The Promotion And Protection of Investments
Country A: United Kingdom
Country B: India

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

Dr. Laurent Lévy (Presiding Arbitrator)
Mr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov
Mr. J. Christopher Thomas QC

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Mr. Arvind Datar SA

S&R Associates

Platinum Partners

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Aarna Law

Mr. Salim Moollan QC

Mr. Gourab Banerji SA

Professor Chester Brown

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 22 September 2015
Date of issue of final award 21 December 2020
Length of Proceedings More than 4 years
Additional notes -


Procedural Documents
Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 16