The Republic of Ecuador v. The United States of America

On June 28, 2011, the Republic of Ecuador instituted arbitral proceedings concerning the interpretation and application of Article II(7) of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, 27 August 1993 (US-Ecuador BIT), pursuant to Article VII of the US-Ecuador BIT. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acted as Registry in this arbitration.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) The Republic of Ecuador (State)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United States of America (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2012-05
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector International investment law
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment
Country A: United States
Country B: Ecuador


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

Professor Luiz Olavo Baptista (Presiding Arbitrator)
Professor Donald McRae

Professor Raúl Emilio Vinuesa

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Dr. Diego García Carrión, Procurador General del Estado
Ms. Christel Gaibor, Directora de Asuntos Internacionales y Arbitraje, Encargada

Ms. Cristina Viteri
PROCURADURÍA GENERAL DEL ESTADO

 

Mr. Paul S. Reichler
Mr. Mark A. Clodfelter
Mr. Andrew B. Loewenstein
FOLEY HOAG LLP

Mr. Bruno Leurent
FOLEY HOAG AARPI

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser
Mr. Jeffrey D. Kovar, Assistant Legal Adviser
Ms. Lisa J. Grosh, Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser
Mr. Jeremy K. Sharpe, Chief of Investment Arbitration
Mr. Lee M. Caplan, Attorney Adviser 
Ms. Karin L. Kizer, Attorney-Adviser
Ms. Neha Sheth, Attorney-Adviser
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 28 June 2011
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes -

Attachments

Notice of Arbitration
Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim
Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim
Written submission
Statement of Defense
Statement of Defense
Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. W. Michael Reisman - Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. W. Michael Reisman - Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Christian Tomuschat - Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Christian Tomuschat - Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Alain Pellet - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Alain Pellet - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Stephen McCaffrey - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. Stephen McCaffrey - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. C.F. Amerasinghe - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Expert Opinion of Prof. C.F. Amerasinghe - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Witness Statement of Mr. Luis Benigno Gallegos - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Witness Statement of Mr. Luis Benigno Gallegos - Claimant's Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction

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