Year of Claim: 2000
Basis for Claim: Spain-Mexico BIT
Respondent State: Mexico
Name of Claimant 1: Tecnicas Medioambientales Tecmed S.A.
Primary Nationality of Claimant: Spain
Tribunal accepted jurisdiction over claim, decided that respondent state violated treaty, and awarded approximately USD 5.5 million (plus interest) against respondent state. Tribunal split arbitration costs between claimant and respondent state.
Policy Areas: environmental protection (pollution), public health (hazardous waste), local government (waste management, municipal elections)
Rules Used: ICSID AF
Bernal Verea replaced Aguilar Alvarez after establishment of original tribunal but before award on jurisdiction.