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Dutch court upholds result of arbitration proceedings between Chevron & Ecuador, confirms judgement against Ecuador for $106 million; includes company statement

"Dutch Supreme Court: Ecuador Owes Chevron $106 Million", 29 Sep 2014

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court judgment "rejecting Ecuador’s attempt to escape a $106 million arbitration award against it in its fight with Chevron." The court found that Ecuador's...Bilateral Investment Treaty with the United States prevents the country from disputing the judgment. Because of that treaty...the arbitration "did not breach Ecuador's sovereignty."...Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, originally filed the suits in Ecuadorean courts in the 1990's alleging that "Ecuador took a portion of the crude oil supplied at below-market price from Texaco and sold it on the international market." Ecuadorian courts...refused to hear the claims, so Chevron sought international arbitration in 2006. The arbitration proceedings resulted in a $106 million judgment against Ecuador...Ecuador sued in Dutch courts to overturn the decision, but that suit was dismissed in district and appellate court. The Supreme Court's ruling upholds those dismissals... 

 

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