1. Guaracachi America, Inc. (U.S.A.) & 2. Rurelec plc (United Kingdom) v. Plurinational State of Bolivia

The PCA provided administrative support in this arbitration, which was conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010 pursuant to the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment and the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Guaracachi America, Inc. (U.S.A.) (Private entity )
Rurelec plc (United Kingdom) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Plurinational State of Bolivia (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2011-17
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Electricity/Power
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Bilateral treaty]
Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment
Country A: United States
Country B: Bolivia


[Bilateral treaty]
Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments
Country A: United Kingdom
Country B: Bolivia


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s)
Dr. José Miguel Júdice (Presiding Arbitrator)
Mr. Manuel Conthe
Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa
Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Nigel Blackaby

Noah D. Rubins

Lluís Paradell

Caroline Richard

Jeffery Commission

Francisco Abriani

Belinda McRae

FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER US LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)
Hugo Raúl Montero Lara, Attorney General
Elizabeth Arismendi Chumacero, Deputy Defense Attorney and Legal Counsel to the State
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
 
Eduardo Silva Romero
Jose-Manuel Garcia Represa
Alvaro Galindo
Juan Felipe Merizalde
DECHERT LLP
Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 24 November 2010
Date of issue of final award 31 January 2014
Length of Proceedings 3-4 years
Additional notes -

Attachments

Notice of Arbitration
Notice of Arbitration
Written submission
Statement of Claim
Statement of Claim
Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction
Respondent's Response on the Merits
Claimants' Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction
Respondent's Reply on Jurisdiction
Claimants' Rejoinder on Jurisdiction
Claimants' Reply on the Merits
Respondent's Request for Cautio Judicatum Solvi
Claimants' Response to the Request for Cautio Judicatum Solvi
Respondent's Rejoinder on the Merits
Claimants' Post-Hearing Brief
Respondent's Post-Hearing Brief
Procedural Order
Terms of Appointment and Procedural Order No. 1
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Award or other decision
Award
Award
Award Annex A
Letter to the Parties
Letter to the Parties
Letter from the Parties regarding compliance with the Award
Appointing Authority Actions
Letter from the appointing authority, appointing Dr. José Miguel Júdice as presiding arbitrator
Letter from the appointing authority, appointing Dr. José Miguel Júdice as presiding arbitrator
Other
Claimant's Notice of appointment of Mr. Manuel Conthe as arbitrator
Respondent’s letter regarding the appointment of Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa as arbitrator
Statement of independence and impartiality of Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa
Statement of independence and impartiality of Dr. José Miguel Júdice
Claimants' letter
Respondent's letter
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