1. Alberto Carrizosa Gelzis, 2. Felipe Carrizosa Gelzis, 3. Enrique Carrizosa Gelzis v. The Republic of Colombia

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (with new Article 1, paragraph 4, as adopted in 2013)

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Alberto Carrizosa Gelzis (Private entity )
Felipe Carrizosa Gelzis (Private entity )
Enrique Carrizosa Gelzis (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Colombia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2018-56
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Financial and insurance
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
United States – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, signed on November 22, 2006 and entered into force on May 15, 2012
Country A: United States
Country B: Colombia

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

Mr. John Beechey CBE (Presiding Arbitrator)
Prof. Franco Ferrari
Mr. Christer Söderlund 

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Pedro J. Martínez-Fraga
Mr. C. Ryan Reetz
Mr. Mark Leadlove
Mr. Domenico Di Pietro
Mr. Joaquín Moreno Pampín
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Ms. Ana María Ordóñez Puentes
Mr. Andrés Felipe Esteban Tovar
Agencia Nacional de Defensa Jurídica del Estado


Mr. Nicolás Palau van Hissenhoven
Director de Inversión Extranjera y Servicios


Mr. Paolo Di Rosa
Mr. Patricio Grané Labat
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 25 January 2018
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes

By agreement of the Parties, this arbitration is being conducted in accordance with the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration, as adopted by UNCITRAL on July 11, 2013, in accordance with Article 1(2)(a) thereof, with the PCA assuming the role of the “repository” foreseen under these Rules with respect to this arbitration.


Notice of Arbitration
Respuesta de Colombia a la Solicitud de Arbitraje de los Reclamantes
Notice of and Request for Arbitration
Procedural Order
Procedural Order No. 1
Orden Procesal No. 1
Terms of Appointment

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