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The Republic of Ecuador v. The United States of America

 


On June 28, 2011, the Republic of Ecuador instituted arbitral proceedings concerning the interpretation and application of Article II(7) of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, 27 August 1993 (US-Ecuador BIT), pursuant to Article VII of the US-Ecuador BIT. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acted as Registry in this arbitration.

The members of the Arbitral Tribunal were:

           Professor Luiz Olavo Baptista (Presiding Arbitrator)
           Professor Donald McRae
           Professor Raúl Emilio Vinuesa

The Republic of Ecuador was represented by: 

           Dr. Diego García Carrión, Procurador General del Estado
           Ms. Christel Gaibor, Directora de Asuntos Internacionales y Arbitraje, Encargada
           Ms. Cristina Viteri
           PROCURADURÍA GENERAL DEL ESTADO

           Mr. Paul S. Reichler
           Mr. Mark A. Clodfelter
           Mr. Andrew B. Loewenstein
           FOLEY HOAG LLP

           Mr. Bruno Leurent
           FOLEY HOAG AARPI

The United States of America was represented by:

           Mr. Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser
           Mr. Jeffrey D. Kovar, Assistant Legal Adviser
           Ms. Lisa J. Grosh, Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser
           Mr. Jeremy K. Sharpe, Chief of Investment Arbitration
           Mr. Lee M. Caplan, Attorney Adviser 
           Ms. Karin L. Kizer, Attorney-Adviser
           Ms. Neha Sheth, Attorney-Adviser
           U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE


Documents

 

          •  Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim, received 28 June 2011 (English)

              (Spanish)
          •  Statement of Defense, dated 29 March 2012 (English) (Spanish)
          •  Respondent’s Memorial on Jurisdiction, dated 25 April 2012 (English) (Spanish)
               o  Expert Opinion of Prof. W. Michael Reisman (English) (Spanish)
               o  Expert Opinion of Prof. Christian Tomuschat (English) (Spanish)
          •  Claimant’s Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction, dated 23 May 2012 (English) (Spanish)
               o  Expert Opinion of Prof. Alain Pellet (English) (Spanish)
               o  Expert Opinion of Prof. Stephen McCaffrey (English) (Spanish)
               o  Expert Opinion of Prof. C.F. Amerasinghe (English) (Spanish)
               o  Witness Statement of Mr. Luis Benigno Gallegos (English) (Spanish)