Gold Pool JV Limited v. The Republic of Kazakhstan

The PCA acts as registry in this arbitration, which is conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments signed on 20 November 1989. 

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Gold Pool JV Limited (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Kazakhstan (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-23
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
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)- N/A -- N/A -
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) United Kingdom

Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg

(Presiding Arbitrator)

Mr. David A.R. Williams, Q.C.

Mr. Gabriel Bottini

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Charles T. Kotuby Jr.

Ms. Melissa S. Gorsline

Mr. James Egerton-Vernon

Ms. Maria I. Pradilla Picas

Jones Day

Washington D.C.


Mr. Baiju S. Vasani

Ms. Tatiana Minaeva

Ms. Sylvia Tonova

Mr. Anatoly Matveev

Jones Day




Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Mark O’Donoghue

Mr. Fuad Zarbiyev

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

New York


Professor Tullio Treves

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP



Mr. Marat Umerov

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Washington D.C.

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 22 March 2016
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

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