ICL Europe Coöperatief U.A. (the Netherlands) v. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010 (with new Article 1, paragraph 4, as adopted in 2013), pursuant to the Agreement on encouragement and reciprocal protection of investments between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, signed on 16 May 2003 and entered into force on 1 July 2005

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) ICL Europe Coöperatief U.A. (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2017-26
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced (Bilateral treaty)NetherlandsEthiopia
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)

Judge Joan E. Donoghue (Presiding Arbitrator)

Mr. Robert H. Smit

Professor David D. Caron

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Ms. Amal Bouchenaki

Ms. Liang-Ying Tan

Ms. May Khoury
Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP


Mr. Laurence Shore


Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Dr. Zewdineh Beyene Haile

Professor Won Kidane

Mr. Jackson Shaw Kern

Addis Law Group LLP

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 11 May 2017
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes

Procedural Details


02-11-2017          The Parties and the Tribunal sign the Terms of Appointment

13-12-2017          The Tribunal issues Procedural Order No. 1 

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