Orlandini-Ágreda and Compañía Minera Orlandini v. Bolivia Julio Miguel Orlandini-Ágreda and Compañía Minera Orlandini Ltda. v. Plurinational State of Bolivia (PCA Case No. 2018-39)
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
United States of America
Mining concessions for the “Veneros San Juan” and “Pretoria” mining areas, located in the municipality of Antequera in western Bolivia.
Claims arising out of the Government’s alleged interference with and illegal expropriation of the claimants’ two mining concessions in Antequera. A state-owned mining company also allegedly conducted illegal mining activities within the claimants’ concession area and was granted concessions partly overlapping with the claimants’ pre-existing mining rights.
Primary: B - Mining and quarrying
7 - Mining of metal ores
PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration)
Alexandrov, S. A.
Tawil, G. S.
Moreno Rodríguez, J. A.
Decided in favour of State
Award dated 2 November 2023
447.90 mln USD
Data not available
Indirect expropriation

Full protection and security, or similar

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

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