Arbitration under the Timor Sea Treaty (Timor-Leste v. Australia)

On 23 April 2013, the Republic of Timor-Leste instituted arbitral proceedings against the Commonwealth of Australia under Paragraph (b) of Annex B to Article 23 of the Timor Sea Treaty between the Government of East Timor and the Government of Australia of 20 May 2002. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acted as Registry in the arbitration.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Timor-Leste (State)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Australia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2013-16
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector -
Rules used in arbitral proceedings - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Timor Sea Treaty
Country A: Timor-Leste
Country B: Australia


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

Professor Tullio Treves (Chairman)

Lord Collins of Mapesbury PC, FBA

Professor W. Michael Reisman

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Agent

H.E. Mr. Joaquim da Fonseca

AMBASSADOR OF TIMOR-LESTE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

Counsel

Sir Franklin Berman KCMG, QC

ESSEX COURT CHAMBERS

 

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

BARRISTER OF THE INNER TEMPLE

 

Professor Vaughan Lowe QC

ESSEX COURT CHAMBERS

 

Dr. Andrew Legg

ESSEX COURT CHAMBERS

 

Advisers

Mr. Rodman R. Bundy

Ms. Loretta Malintoppi

EVERSHEDS (Singapore) LLP

 

 

 

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Agent

Mr. John Reid

First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

 

Counsel

Mr. Justin Gleeson SC

SOLICITOR-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC

20 ESSEX ST CHAMBERS

 

Mr. Henry Burmester AO QC

Special Counsel

Office of General Counsel

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITOR

 

Professor Chester Brown

Professor of International Law and International Arbitration

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

 

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 23 April 2013
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings 3-4 years
Additional notes -

Attachments

Procedural Order
Procedural Order No 1 (Rules of Procedure)
Procedural Order No 2
Procedural Order No 4
Termination Order

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