African Asset Finance Company Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands) v. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) African Asset Finance Company Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2023-61
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector International investment law
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced


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

Ms. Lucy Reed (Presiding Arbitrator)

Mr. Matthew Gearing KC

Professor Sean D. Murphy


Ms. Lindsay Gastrell (Tribunal Secretary)

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Rogier Schellaars

Professor Bas van Zelst

Marjolein Flipse

Milou Leisink

Van Doorne N.V.

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Henok Tesfaye Tefera

Mr. Nigussie Tizazu Tessema

Ministry of Justice


Dr. Zewdineh Beyene Haile

Professor Dr. Won Lemma Kidane

Jackson Shaw Kern


Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 21 April 2022
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -