St Marys VCNA, LLC v. Government of Canada

The PCA provided registry services and administrative support in this arbitration, instituted by the Claimant against the Government of Canada under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) St Marys VCNA, LLC (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) Government of Canada (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2012-19
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Mining and quarrying
Procedural rules UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

Multilateral treaty

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Canada
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)
Professor Michael Pryles (President) 
Professor Richard Stewart
Professor Brigitte Stern
Representatives of the Claimant(s)
Mr. Barry Appleton
Representatives of the Respondent(s)
Ms. Sylvie Tabet
Mr. Christophe Douaire de Bondy
Mr. Adam Douglas
Mr. Pierre-Olivier Savoie
Ms. Elizabeth Hrubesz
Ms. Yasmin Shaker
Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 14 September 2011
Date of issue of final award 29 March 2013
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes

Pursuant to Article A(2)(b) of the Notes of Interpretation of Certain Chapter 11 Provisions, adopted on 31 July 2001 by the States Parties to NAFTA, Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed to “make available to the public in a timely manner all documents submitted to, or issued by, a Chapter Eleven tribunal”, subject to appropriate redactions. In PCA-administered arbitrations involving the Government of Canada, these documents are published on the PCA Case Repository.


Notice of Arbitration
Notice of Arbitration
Procedural Documents
Procedural Order No. 1
Confidentiality Order
Award or other decision
Consent Award
Second Notice of Intent
Notice of Intent