Gunvor SA (Switzerland) v. The Government of the Republic of Zambia (Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development)

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Gunvor SA (Switzerland) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Government of the Republic of Zambia (Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development) (State entity )
Names of Parties -
Case number 2017-19
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Contract-based arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector -
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced -
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) United Kingdom
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)

Mr. Michael Nolan QC (Presiding)

Mr. Michael Tselentis QC

Mr. Collins Namachanja

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Paul Taylor

Ms. Miranda Hearn

Hill Dickinson LLP


Mr. Chikosola Chuula

Chibesakunda & Co 


Mr. Stephen Hofmeyr QC

Mr. Henry Moore

7 King's Bench Walk

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Likando Kalaluka SC

Mr. Joe Simachela

Mr. Francis Mwale

Ms. Diana Mwewa

Mr. Chibesa Mulonda

Ms. Yasmin Sebah

Office of the Attorney General, Republic of Zambia


Mr. Michael Mundashi SC

Messrs. Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners


Mr. William Godwin QC

3 Hare Court Chambers

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 06 February 2017
Date of issue of final award 02 October 2019
Length of Proceedings 2-3 years
Additional notes -