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Grot and others v. Moldova Zbigniew Piotr Grot, Grot Cimarron LLC, I.C.S. Laguardia SRL and Laguardia USA LLC v. Republic of Moldova (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/8)
Nationality of the parties
Moldova, Republic of
United States of America

Summary of matters at issue
Rights under lease agreements for agricultural land concluded with landowners for a 3-year period.
Claims arising out of the alleged unlawful termination of the lease agreements for agricultural land concluded by the claimants with the landowners in two villages in the north-east of Moldova. A year after the agreements had been concluded, the respective local city halls revoked the registration of the agreements due to the claimants’ alleged non-performance of their contractual obligations, and registered lease agreements with a different lessee for the same land plots.
Economic sector and subsector
Primary: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
1 - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Arbitral rules and administering institution
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Composition of tribunal
Sands, P.
Fortier, L. Y.
Knieper, R.
Status/Outcome of original proceedings
Decided in favour of investor
Decisions rendered
Award dated 28 June 2018
Amount of compensation
15.00 mln USD
0.40 mln USD
IIA breaches alleged/found
Indirect expropriation

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

Arbitrary, unreasonable and/or discriminatory measures
Indirect expropriation
Follow-on proceedings
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