1. Santiago Romero Barst, 2. María Auxiliadora Rodríguez v. The Republic of Ecuador

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as adopted in 1976).

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) 1. Santiago Romero Barst (Private entity )
2. María Auxiliadora Rodríguez (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Republic of Ecuador (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2023-23
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Arts, entertainment and recreation
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

Bilateral treaty
Agreement between the Government of the Italian Republic and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, dated 25 October 2001
Country A: Italy
Country B: Ecuador

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

Prof. Juan Fernández-Armesto (Presiding Arbitrator)

Mr. Luis O'Naghten

Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. José A. Ortiz

Mr. Anthony Diblasi

Ms. Raquel A. Toral

Homer Bonner Jacob Ortiz, PA


Mr. Jorge A. Mestre

Mr. Andrés Rivero

Rivero Mestre LLP


Mr. Ramón Echaíz

Echaíz y Asociados

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Dr. Juan Carlos Larrea Valencia

Dra. Ana María Larrea

Ms. Lily Díaz-Granados Pienknagura

Mr. Gary López Vélez

Mr. Marco Terán Rodríguez

Ms. Julia Rovello Paredes

Procuraduría General del Estado

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 06 September 2022
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -