Romak S.A. (Switzerland) v. The Republic of Uzbekistan
The PCA provided administrative support in this arbitration, which was conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, pursuant to the Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Promotion and the Reciprocal Protection of Investments, signed on 16 April 1993.
|Name(s) of Claimant(s)||Romak S.A. (Private entity )|
|Name(s) of Respondent(s)||The Republic of Uzbekistan (State)|
|Names of Parties||-|
|Administering institution||Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)|
|Type of case||Investment arbitration|
|Subject matter or economic sector||Agriculture, forestry and fishing|
|Rules used in arbitral proceedings||UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976|
|Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced||(Bilateral treaty)SwitzerlandUzbekistan|
|Language of Proceeding||English|
|Seat of Arbitration (by Country)||France|
Mr. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Chairman
|Representatives of the Claimant(s)||
Messrs Christophe Ayela and Renaud Semerdjian of Ayela, Semerdjian & Associés, Paris, France; and
Dr. Walid Ben Hamida.
|Representatives of the Respondent(s)||
H.E. Mr. Ravshanbek Alimov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan in France, Agent for Uzbekistan;
Messrs. Jean-Pierre Harb, David Fraser and Christophe Lobier of Baker & McKenzie, Paris, France.
|Representatives of the Parties|
|Number of Arbitrators in case||3|
|Date of commencement of proceeding||20 March 2006|
|Date of issue of final award||26 November 2009|
|Length of Proceedings||3-4 years|