1. Sunlodges Ltd (BVI), 2. Sunlodges (T) Limited (Tanzania) v. The United Republic of Tanzania

The PCA serves as a registry and provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration rules of 1976.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Sunlodges Ltd (BVI) (Private entity )
Sunlodges (T) Limited (Tanzania) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United Republic of Tanzania (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2018-09
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Agreement between the United Republic of Tanzania and the Italian Republic on the Promotion and Protection of Investments
Country A: Tanzania
Country B: Italy


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

Dr Veijo Heiskanen (Presiding Arbitrator)

Sir David A. R. Williams QC

Mr Ucheora Onwuamaegbu

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr Matthew Coleman 

Mr Thomas Innes

STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Hon Dr Clement Mashamba 

Solicitor General of the United Republic of Tanzania

Mr George Nathaniel Mandepo

Director of Litigations & Arbitration, Attorney General’s Chambers United Republic of Tanzania

Mr Vicent Tangoh

Assistant Director of Arbitration, Attorney General’s Chambers United Republic of Tanzania

Mr Michael Luena

Director of Legal Services Ministry of Lands, United Republic of Tanzania 

Mr David Zacharia Kakwaya

Principal State Attorney, Attorney General’s Chambers, United Republic of Tanzania

Ms Cresencia Lubuva

State Attorney, Attorney General’s Chambers, United Republic of Tanzania

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 01 January 2018
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

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