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Glencore Finance v. Bolivia Glencore Finance (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Plurinational State of Bolivia (PCA Case No. 2016-39)
Nationality of the parties
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
United Kingdom
Summary of matters at issue
Indirect ownership of two smelting plants (the Vinto Metallurgical Complex and the Vinto Antimony Plant) and a tin and zinc mine (Colquiri Mining Center) through local subsidiaries Sinchi Wayra S.A. and Compañía Minera Colquiri S.A.
Claims arising out of Bolivia’s direct expropriations of two tin and antimony smelting plants as well as a tin and zinc mine, all owned by the claimant’s local subsidiaries.
Economic sector and subsector
Primary: B - Mining and quarrying
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
7 - Mining of metal ores
24 - Manufacture of basic metals
Arbitral rules and administering institution
PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration)
Composition of tribunal
Ramírez Hernández, R.
Gotanda, J. Y.
Sands, P.
Status/Outcome of original proceedings
Decisions rendered
Amount of compensation
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IIA breaches alleged/found
Data not available
Follow-on proceedings
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