Copper Mesa Mining Corporation (Canada) v. The Republic of Ecuador

The PCA provided administrative support in this arbitration, which was conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, signed 29 April 1996.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Copper Mesa Mining Corporation (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Ecuador (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2012-02
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Mining and quarrying
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced (Bilateral treaty)CanadaEcuador
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands

Dr. Bernardo Cremades

Judge Bruno Simma

V.V. Veeder QC (President)

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Robert Wisner

Mr. Markus Koehnen

Mr. Andrei Pascu


Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Diego García Carrión (Procurador General del Estado)

Dra. Blanca Gómez de la Torre (Directora de Asuntos Internacionales y Arbitraje)


Ms. Christel Gaibor

Ms. Diana Moya

Ms. Cristina Viteri



Mr. Veijo Heiskanen

Ms. Domitille Baizeau

Mr. Jaime Gallego

Mr. David Bonifacio


Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 20 January 2011
Date of issue of final award 15 March 2016
Length of Proceedings More than 4 years
Additional notes -


Award or other decision
Award (Redacted)

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