Bacilio Amorrortu (USA) v. The Republic of Peru

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (with new Article 1, paragraph 4, as adopted in 2013)

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Bacilio Amorrortu (USA) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Republic of Peru (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2020-11
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Oil and gas
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2013
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

Bilateral treaty
United States - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, entered into force on February 1, 2009
Country A: United States
Country B: Peru

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) France
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)

Judge Ian Binnie, CC, QC (Presiding Arbitrator)

Prof. Bernard Hanotiau

Mr. Toby Landau QC

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Francisco A. Rodriguez

Rebeca E. Mosquera

Gilberto Guerrero-Rocca

Reed & Smith LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Vanessa Rivas Plata Saldarriaga

Victor Giancarlo Peralta Miranda

Secretaría Técnica de la Comisión Especial
que representa al Estado en Controversias Internacionales de Inversión


Kenneth Juan Figueroa

Ofilio J. Mayorga

Foley Hoag LLP

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 13 February 2020
Date of issue of final award 25 October 2022
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes

This arbitration is being conducted in accordance with the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration, as adopted by UNCITRAL on July 11, 2013, in accordance with Article 1(2)(a) thereof, with the PCA assuming the role of the “repository” foreseen under these Rules with respect to this arbitration.


Written submission
Notice of Arbitration
Response to Notice of Arbitration
Statement of Claim (Memorial)
Submission on Preliminary Objections
Answer to Respondent’s Submission on Preliminary Objections
Respondent’s Reply to Claimant’s Answer on Peru’s Submission on Preliminary Objections
Claimant’s Rejoinder on the Submission pursuant to Article 10.20.4 of the Treaty and Submission on Waiver Objection under Article 23 of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
Submission of the United States of America
Claimant’s Post-Hearing Brief
Respondent’s Post-Hearing Brief
Procedural Documents
Procedural Order No. 1
Terms of Appointment
Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 3
Procedural Calendar (updated as of May 13, 2021)
Procedural Order No. 4
Award or other decision
Partial Award on Jurisdiction
Laudo Parcial sobre Jurisdicción
Final Award on Costs
Laudo Final sobre Costas
Floor Video Recording - Hearing on Preliminary Objections
English Video Recording - Hearing on Preliminary Objections
Spanish Video Recording - Hearing on Preliminary Objections
Spanish Transcripts - Hearing on Preliminary Objections
English Transcripts - Hearing on Preliminary Objections