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Case name The Republic of Ecuador v. The United States of America
Case description

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.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) The Republic of Ecuador ( State )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United States of America ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2012-05
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector International investment law
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Bilateral treaty
Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment
Country A: United States
Country B: Ecuador

Language of Proceeding English
Spanish
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Luiz Olavo Baptista (Presiding Arbitrator)
Professor Donald McRae

Professor Raúl Emilio Vinuesa

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

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

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

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

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 28-06-2011
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes
Attachments Notice of Arbitration
28-06-2011  English
28-06-2011  Spanish

Written submission
29-03-2012  English
29-03-2012  Spanish
25-04-2012  English
25-04-2012  Spanish
24-04-2012  English
24-04-2012  Spanish
24-04-2012  English
24-04-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  English
23-05-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  English
23-05-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  English
23-05-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  English
23-05-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  Spanish
23-05-2012  English
 
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