Glencore Finance (Bermuda) Limited v. Plurinational State of Bolivia

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as adopted in 2010), pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, signed on 24 May 1988 and entered into force on 16 February 1990.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Glencore Finance (Bermuda) Limited (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Plurinational State of Bolivia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-39
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 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced (Bilateral treaty)United KingdomBolivia
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) France

Prof. Ricardo Ramírez Hernández (Presiding Arbitrator)
Prof. John Y. Gotanda
Prof. Philippe Sands

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Nigel Blackaby
Noiana Marigo
Natalia Zibibbo
Guadalupe López
Juan Pedro Pomés
Jean-Paul Dechamps
Giulia Previti
(Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Pablo Menacho Diederich
Ernesto Rossell Arteaga
Marco Ergueta Flores
(Procuraduría General del Estado)

Eduardo Silva Romero
José-Manuel García Represa
Maria Claudia Procopiak
Álvaro Galindo
Juan Felipe Merizalde
(Dechert LLP)

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 19 July 2016
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -


Notice of Arbitration
Claimant's Notice of Arbitration
Notificación de arbitraje de la Demandante
Respuesta de la Demandada a la notificación de arbitraje
Written submission
Notificación de la Demandante a la Demandada del nombramiento del Prof. Gotanda
Notificación de la Demandada a la Demandante del nombramiento del Prof. Sands
Claimant's Statement of Claim
Escrito de Demanda de la Demandante
Respondent’s Preliminary Objections, Statement of Defence, and Reply on Bifurcation
Objeciones Preliminares de la Demandada, Escrito de Contestación y Respuesta sobre Bifurcación
Procedural Order
Terms of Appointment
Acta de Constitución
Procedural Order No. 1
Orden Procesal No. 1
Appointing Authority Actions
Appointment of Presiding Arbitrator
Nombramiento de Árbitro Presidente

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