Michael Ballantine and Lisa Ballantine v. Dominican Republic

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as adopted in 2013), pursuant to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, signed on August 5, 2004.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Michael Ballantine and Lisa Ballantine (United States of America) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Dominican Republic (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2016-17
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Real estate
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Multilateral treaty]
CAFTA-DR


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) United States
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Ricardo Ramírez Hernández (Presiding Arbitrator)
Ms. Marney L. Cheek
Professor Raúl Emilio Vinuesa

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Matthew G. Allison
Mr. Teddy Baldwin
BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP
(United States of America)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Lic. Yahaira Sosa

Viceministra de Comercio Exterior del Ministerio de Industria y Comercio

Lic. Marcelo Salazar

Director de Comercio Exterior

Lic. Leidylin Contreras

Subdirectora de Comercio Exterior

Lic. Raquel de la Rosa

Analista Legal, Prevención y Resolución de Disputas sobre Inversión

Lic. Maria Amalia Lorenzo

Analista Legal, Prevención y Resolución de Disputas sobre Inversión

MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO
(República Dominicana)

 

Ing. Patricia Abreu

Viceministra de Cooperación y Relaciones Exteriores del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Lic. Rosa Otero

Directora de Comercio y Ambiente

Lic. Claudia Adames

Abogada de Comercio Exterior y Ambiente

Lic. Johanna Montero

Abogada de Comercio Exterior y Ambiente

MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES
(República Dominicana)

 

Lic. Flavio Darío Espinal

Consultor Jurídico del Poder Ejecutivo

(República Dominicana)

 


Sr. Paolo Di Rosa
Sr. Raúl R. Herrera
Sra. Mallory B. Silberman
Sra. Claudia Taveras
Sra. Cristina Arizmendi

ARNOLD & PORTER LLP
(Estados Unidos de América)

 

 

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 11 September 2014
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

Attachments

Written submission
Escrito de Demanda Enmendado de los Demandantes
Amended Statement of Claim
Claimant's Response to Admisibility Objection
Respuesta del Demandante sobre la Objeción de Admisibilidad
Claimants’ Notice of Intent
Claimant's Reply
Claimants’ Notice of Arbitration and Statement of Claim
Respuesta del Demandante
Respuesta de la Demandada a la Notificación de Arbitraje
Statement of Defense
Escrito de Contestación de la Demanda
Dominican Republic's Objections to Admissibility
Objeciones a la Admisibilidad de la Repúlica Dominicana
Rejoinder of the Dominican Republic on Jurisdiction and Merits [Redacted]
Memorial de Dúplica sobre la Jurisdicción y los Méritos de la República Dominicana [Redactada]
Rejoinder on Jurisdiction & Admissibility of the Claimant
Procedural Order
Procedural Order No.1
Orden Procesal No. 1
Procedural Order No. 2
Orden Procesal No. 2
Procedural Order No. 3
Orden Procesal No. 3
Procedural Order No. 4
Orden Procesal No. 4
Procedural Order No. 5
Orden Procesal No. 5
Procedural Order No. 6
Orden Procesal No. 6
Procedural Order No. 7
Orden Procesal No. 7
Procedural Order No. 8
Orden Procesal No. 8
Procedural Order No. 9
Orden Procesal No. 9
Procedural Order No. 10
Orden Procesal No. 10
Procedural Order No. 11
Orden Procesal No. 11
Procedural Order No. 12
Procedural Order No. 13
Procedural Order No. 14
Procedural Order No. 15
Procedural Order No. 16 [Redacted]

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