Philip Morris v. Uruguay Philip Morris Brand Sàrl (Switzerland), Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland) and Abal Hermanos S.A. (Uruguay) v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7)
Immovable and movable property, shares and intellectual property rights, including the ownership of several tobacco trademarks and manufacture facilities of tobacco cigarettes for the Uruguayan market sold under several brand names in accordance to license agreements.
Claims arising out of the enactment of certain ordinance by the Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health and the enactment of a Presidential decree prohibiting different packaging or presentations for cigarettes sold under a given brand and mandating graphic images purported to illustrate the adverse health effects of smoking.
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
12 - Manufacture of tobacco products
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Bernardini, P.
Born, G. B.
Crawford, J. R.
Decided in favour of State
22.30 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation

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

Umbrella clause

Arbitrary, unreasonable and/or discriminatory measures
None - all claims dismissed at the merits stage