Commerce Group v. El Salvador Commerce Group Corp. and San Sebastian Gold Mines, Inc. v. Republic of El Salvador (ICSID Case No. ARB/09/17)
El Salvador
United States of America
Rights under exploration licenses and environmental permits granted to the claimants by the Government for mining of precious metals and related activities in El Salvador.
Claims arising out of the Government's termination of a 30-year mining concession to the claimants, following the withdrawal of environmental permits.
Primary: B - Mining and quarrying
7 - Mining of metal ores
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
van den Berg, A. J.
Grigera Naón, H. A.
Thomas, J. C.
Decided in favour of State
100.00 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation

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

National treatment

Most-favoured nation treatment
None - jurisdiction declined
ICSID annulment proceedings
ICSID annulment proceedings
Gaillard, E. (President)

Pryles, M. C. (Member)

Schreuer, C. H. (Member)