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Case name Windstream Energy LLC (U.S.A.) v. The Government of Canada
Case description

Pursuant to Article 3 of the 2010 Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Articles 1116, 1117 and 1120 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), through a Notice of Arbitration dated 28 January 2013 Windstream Energy LLC, on its own behalf and on behalf of its enterprise Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc., instituted arbitral proceedings against the Government of Canada. The Government of Canada filed a Response to the Notice of Arbitration on 26 April 2013. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Windstream Energy LLC ( Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Government of Canada ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2013-22
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Electricity/Power
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Multilateral treaty
Treaty: NAFTA

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Canada
Arbitrator(s)

Dr. Veijo Heiskanen (President)
Mr. R. Doak Bishop
Dr. Bernardo Cremades

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. John Terry

Ms. Myriam Seers

Ms. Stéphanie A. Lafrance

Mr. Nick Kennedy

Mr. Ryan Lax

Ms. Emily Sherkey

TORYS LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Ms. Sylvie Tabet

Mr. Shane Spelliscy

Mr. Rodney Neufeld

Mr. Raahool Watchmaker

Ms. Heather Squires

Ms. Laurence Marquis

Ms. Susanna Kam

Ms. Jenna Wates

TRADE LAW BUREAU, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 28-01-2013
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy] 30-09-2016  
Length of Proceedings 3-4 years
Additional notes

Pursuant to Article A(2)(b) of the Notes of Interpretation of Certain Chapter 11 Provisions, adopted on 31 July 2001 by the States Parties to NAFTA, Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed to “make available to the public in a timely manner all documents submitted to, or issued by, a Chapter Eleven tribunal”, subject to appropriate redactions. In PCA-administered arbitrations involving the Government of Canada, these documents are published on the PCA Case Repository.

Attachments Notice of Arbitration
06-11-2013  English
17-10-2012  English

Written submission
19-08-2014  English
20-01-2015  English
22-06-2015  English
06-11-2015  English
12-01-2016  English
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26-04-2013  English
26-04-2016  English
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Procedural Order
21-01-2015  English
23-02-2015  English
14-05-2015  English
23-05-2015  English
02-10-2014  English
16-09-2013  English
12-01-2014  English

Award or other decision
27-09-2016  English

Press Release
01-02-2016  English
01-02-2016  French

Video
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