Yves Martine Garnier v. The Dominican Republic

On 4 October 2021, Mr. Yves Martine Garnier commenced arbitration proceedings against the Dominican Republic pursuant to Article 7 of the Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Dominican Republic on the Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of Investments dated January 14, 1999. The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Yves Martine Garnier (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Dominican Republic (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2022-01
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Dominican Republic on the Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of Investments dated January 14, 1999
Country A: Dominican Republic
Country B: France


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

Rt. Hon. Lord Collins of Mapesbury (Presiding Arbitrator)

Dr. Hamid Gharavi

Prof. Raúl Vinuesa

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Dr. Remy Gerbay
Mr. Alexander Bedrosyan
Ms. Clara Cassan
Mr. Ismail Houidi
Mr. Michael Havens
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

 

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Ms. Vilma Arbaje
Mr. Luis Brugal Bravo
Ms. Anaibel Figueroa
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Dominican Republic

 

Ms. Noelia Rivera
Ms. Nathalie Hernández
Ms. Sara Patnella
Ms. Karina Leonardo
Office of the Legal Counsel for the Executive Power of the Dominican Republic

 

Ms. Belkis Estrella
Ms. Jehimy Núñez
City Hall of Santo Domingo Este

 

Mr. Constantinos Salonidis
Mr. Kenneth Figueroa
Mr. Ofilio Mayorga
Mr. Alberto Wray
Mr. Andrés Esteban Tovar
Mr. Elias León
Foley Hoag

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 04 October 2021
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -