Elliott Associates, L.P. (U.S.A.) v. Republic of Korea

The PCA acts as registry in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013 pursuant to the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America of 15 March 2012.

상설중재재판소는 대한민국과 미합중국 간의 자유무역협정(2012.03.15)에 의거 유엔 국제무역법위원회의 중재규칙(2013)에 따라 진행되는 동 중재의 사무국으로 활동합니다.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Elliott Associates, L.P. (U.S.A.) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Republic of Korea (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2018-51
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector - Other -
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Country A: Korea, Republic of
Country B: United States

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) United Kingdom

Dr. Veijo Heiskanen

Mr. Oscar M. Garibaldi

Mr. J. Christopher Thomas QC

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Constantine Partasides QC
Dr. Georgios Petrochilos
Ms. Elizabeth Snodgrass
Mr. Simon Consedine     
Ms. Amelia Keene
Ms. Nicola Peart
Three Crowns LLP


Mr. Beomsu Kim
Mr. Byungsup Francis Shin 
Mr. Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee
KL Partners


Mr. Michael S. Kim
Mr. Andrew Stafford QC
Mr. Robin J. Baik
Mr. Christopher J. Howitt
Kobre & Kim LLP


Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Peter J. Turner QC
Mr. Nicholas Lingard
Mr. Joaquin Terceño
Ms. Samantha Tan
Mr. Rohit Bhat
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Mr. Moon Sung Lee
Mr. Dong Seong Nam
Mr. David Kim
Mr. Kyung Chun Kim
Mr. Sang Hoon Han
Mr. Hee Woong Lee
Ms. Ayong Lim
Ms. Ji Hyun Yoon
Lee & Ko

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 12 July 2018
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes

Pursuant to Article 11.21.1 of the Free Trade Agreement, and with the agreement of the Parties, the PCA will make available to the public, on the present website, the below-listed information and documents subject to redactions and/or protections from disclosure in accordance with the Free Trade Agreement:


(a) the notice of intent;

(b) the notice of arbitration;

(c) pleadings, memorials, and briefs submitted to the tribunal by a disputing party and any written submissions submitted pursuant to Article 11.20.4 and 11.20.5 and Article 11.25, not including expert reports, witness statements, fact exhibits or legal authorities;

(d) minutes or transcripts of hearings of the tribunal, where available; and

(e) orders, awards, and decisions of the tribunal.


상설중재재판소는 한미자유무역협정 제 11.21 조 제 1 항 및 당사자들의 합의에 따라, 하단에 명시된 정보 및 문서를 자유무역협정에서 요구하는 정보공개의 보호/편집 기준에 따라 가공 후 재판소의 누리집에 개시하여 일반의 이용이 가능하도록 합니다.


(가)              중재의향서

(나)              중재신청통지

(다)              분쟁 당사자가 중재판정부에 제출한 변론서, 이의제기서면 및 준비서면과 FTA 제11.20조 제4, 5항 및 제11.25조에 따라 제출된 모든 서면입장 (단, 전문가 보고서, 증인진술서, 사실증거물 또는 법적 권한은 제외)

(라)              가능한 경우 중재판정부의 심리 기록 또는 회의록

(마)              중재판정부의 명령, 판정 및 결정문



Procedural Order
Procedural Order No. 1
절차 명령 제1호

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