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.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Romak S.A. (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Uzbekistan (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2007-07/AA280
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
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
Mr. Noah Rubins 
Mr. Nicolas Molfessis

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
Additional notes -


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