Glencore Finance (Bermuda) Limited v. Plurinational State of Bolivia

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as adopted in 2010), pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, signed on 24 May 1988 and entered into force on 16 February 1990.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Glencore Finance (Bermuda) Limited (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Plurinational State of Bolivia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-39
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Mining and quarrying
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, signed on 24 May 1988 and entered into force on 16 February 1990
Country A: United Kingdom
Country B: Bolivia


Language of Proceeding English
Spanish
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) France
Arbitrator(s)

Prof. Ricardo Ramírez Hernández (Presiding Arbitrator)
Prof. John Y. Gotanda
Prof. Philippe Sands

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Nigel Blackaby
Noiana Marigo
Natalia Zibibbo
Thomas Walsh
Santiago Gatica
Diego Rueda

(Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP)

 

Javier Robalino Orellana
Sandra González
Natalia Dalenz
Diego Villaroel
Martin Rosati

(Ferrere Abogados)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Wilfredo Franz David Chávez Serrano
Patricia Guzmán Meneses
Juan Alvaro Raznatovic Cruz, Director General de Defensa

(Procuraduría General del Estado)

 

Eduardo Silva Romero
José-Manuel García Represa

Gabriela González-Giráldez

(Dechert LLP) 

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 19 July 2016
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

Documents

Notice of Arbitration
Claimant's Notice of Arbitration
Notificación de arbitraje de la Demandante
Respuesta de la Demandada a la notificación de arbitraje
Written submission
Notificación de la Demandante a la Demandada del nombramiento del Prof. Gotanda
Notificación de la Demandada a la Demandante del nombramiento del Prof. Sands
Claimant's Statement of Claim
Escrito de Demanda de la Demandante
Respondent’s Preliminary Objections, Statement of Defence, and Reply on Bifurcation
Objeciones Preliminares de la Demandada, Escrito de Contestación y Respuesta sobre Bifurcación
Claimant's Reply on the Merits and Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Escrito de Réplica de la Demandante sobre el Fondo y de Respuesta sobre las Objeciones Jurisdiccionales
Respondent's Reply on Preliminary Objections & Rejoinder On The Merits
Réplica de la Demandada sobre las Objeciones Preliminares & Dúplica sobre el Fondo
Claimant's Rejoinder on Jurisdictional Objections
Dúplica de la Demandante sobre las Objeciones Jurisdiccionales
Claimant's Reply on Quantum
Réplica de la Demandante sobre Daños
Respondent's Rejoinder on Quantum
Dúplica de la Demandada sobre Daños
Claimant's Post-Hearing Brief on Quantum
Escrito Posterior a la Audiencia de la Demandante sobre Daños
Respondent's Post-Hearing Brief on Quantum
Escrito Posterior a la Audiencia de la Demandada sobre Daños
Claimant's Reply Post-Hearing Brief on Quantum
Réplica Posterior a la Audiencia de la Demandante sobre Daños
Respondent's Reply Post-Hearing Brief on Quantum
Réplica Posterior a la Audiencia de la Demandada sobre Daños
Claimant's Statement of Costs
Claimant's Statement of Costs - Appendix 1
Escrito de Costos de la Demandante
Escrito de Costos de la Demandante - Apéndice 1
Respondent's Statement of Costs
Escrito de Costos de la Demandada
Procedural Documents
Terms of Appointment
Acta de Constitución
Procedural Order No. 1
Orden Procesal No. 1
Procedural Order No. 2 (Decision on Bifurcation)
Orden Procesal No. 2 (Decisón sobre Bifurcación)
Procedural Order No. 3
Orden Procesal No. 3
Procedural Order No. 4
Orden Procesal No. 4
Revised Procedural Calendar
Calendario Procesal Revisado
Revised Procedural Calendar
Calendario Procesal Revisado
Revised Procedural Calendar
Calendario Procesal Revisado
Procedural Order No. 5
Orden Procesal No. 5
Procedural Order No. 6
Orden Procesal No. 6
Procedural Order No. 7
Orden Procesal No. 7
Procedural Order No. 8
Orden Procesal No. 8
Annex to Procedural Order No 8
Procedural Order No. 9
Orden Procesal No. 9
Annex 1 to Procedural Order No. 9
Annex 2 to Procedural Order No. 9
Procedural Order No. 10
Orden Procesal No. 10
Procedural Order No. 11
Orden Procesal No. 11
Procedural Order No. 12
Orden Procesal No. 12
Procedural Order No. 13
Orden Procesal No. 13
Appointing Authority Actions
Appointment of Presiding Arbitrator
Nombramiento de Árbitro Presidente