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1. Guaracachi America, Inc. (U.S.A.) and 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.

The members of the Arbitral Tribunal were: 
 
Dr. José Miguel Júdice (Presiding Arbitrator)
Mr. Manuel Conthe
Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa
 
The Claimants were represented by: 
 
Nigel Blackaby
Noah D. Rubins
Lluís Paradell
Caroline Richard
Jeffery Commission
Francisco Abriani
Belinda McRae
FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER US LLP
 
The Respondent was represented by: 
 
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
 
Documents
  • Notice of Arbitration, dated November 24, 2010 (English)
  • Claimants' notice of appointment of Mr. Manuel Conthe as arbitrator, dated January 12, 2011 (Spanish)
  • Statement of independence and impartiality of Mr. Manuel Conthe
  • Respondent’s letter regarding the appointment of Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa as arbitrator, dated April 28, 2011 (Spanish)
  • Statement of independence and impartiality of Dr. Raúl Emilio Vinuesa (Spanish)  
  • Letter from the appointing authority, appointing Dr. José Miguel Júdice as presiding arbitrator, dated August 8, 2011 (English)(Spanish)
  • Statement of independence and impartiality of Dr. José Miguel Júdice (English)
  • Terms of Appointment and Procedural Order No. 1 (English)(Spanish)
  • Statement of Claim (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 2, dated July 2, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 3, dated August 9, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 4, dated August 13, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 5, dated August 24, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 6, dated August 30, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 7, dated September 3, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Respondent's Memorial on Jurisdiction, dated September 17, 2012 (Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 8, dated October 9, 2012 (English) (Spanish)
  • Respondent's Response on the Merits, dated October 15, 2012 (Spanish)
  • Claimants' Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction, dated October 26, 2012 (English)
  • Procedural Order No. 9, dated November 23, 2012 (English)(Spanish)
  • Respondent's Reply on Jurisdiction, dated November 26, 2012 (Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 10, dated December 17, 2012 (English) (Spanish)
  • Claimants' Rejoinder on Jurisdiction, dated December 20, 2012 (English)
  • Claimants' letter dated January 2, 2013 (English)
  • Respondent's letter dated January 14, 2013 (Spanish)
  • Claimants' Reply on the Merits, dated January 21, 2013 (English)
  • Procedural Order No. 11, dated January 25, 2013 (English) (Spanish)
  • Respondent's Request for Cautio Judicatum Solvi, dated February 12, 2013 (Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 12, dated February 14, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Claimants' Response to the Request for Cautio Judicatum Solvi, dated February 20, 2013 (English)
  • Procedural Order No. 13, dated February 21, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Respondent's Rejoinder on the Merits, dated March 3, 2013 (Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 14, dated March 11, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 15, dated March 11, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 16, dated March 21, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 17, dated March 27, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Procedural Order No. 18, dated April 1, 2013 (English)(Spanish)
  • Hearing (audiorecordings) of 2-9 April 2013
  • Hearing (transcripts) of 2-9 April 2013*

*The above transcripts are authoritative only in the original language of argument or testimony. For ease of reference, the original language of argument or testimony is listed in the table attached here.

  • Letter from the Parties dated May 29, 2014 regarding compliance with the award (Spanish)