ICSID rules in favor of Vivendi in Tucuman (Argentina) dispute

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Paris, August 21, 2007

ICSID rules in favor of Vivendi in Tucuman (Argentina) dispute

Vivendi announces that the international arbitration tribunal- ICSID has ruled in favor of Vivendi and Compañía de Aguas del Aconquija (CAA, Vivendi’s Argentina subsidiary), in a dispute related to a water concession of the Argentine Province of Tucuman. The concession started in 1995 and was completed in 1997.  

In an award released on August 20, 2007, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), determined that acts of provincial officials violated rights of Vivendi, its subsidiary and the Treaty between France and Argentina that protects foreign investors in both countries.

The tribunal awarded Vivendi and CAA $105 million for damages plus interest and costs.

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