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1997
Metalclad v. Mexico Metalclad Corporation v. The United Mexican States (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/97/1)
Applicable IIA
Nationality of the parties
Mexico
United States of America
Summary of matters at issue
Ownership of landfill property as well as permits and licenses for the development and operation of a hazardous waste disposal enterprise.
Claims arising out of the alleged interference of the Mexican local governments of San Luis Potosí and Guadalcázar with the investor's development and operation of a hazardous waste landfill.
Economic sector and subsector
Tertiary: E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
38 - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
Arbitral rules and administering institution
ICSID AF (ICSID Additional Facility)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Composition of tribunal
Lauterpacht, E.
Civiletti, B. R.
Siqueiros, E.
Status/Outcome of original proceedings
Decided in favour of investor
Decisions rendered
Amount of compensation
90.00 mln USD
16.70 mln USD
IIA breaches alleged/found
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Full protection and security, or similar
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

Full protection and security, or similar
Follow-on proceedings
Link to Italaw's case page