Metalclad Corporation v. Mexico. ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/97/l. 40 ILM 36 (2001), available at <http://www.worldbank.org/icsid/cases/awards.htm>.
NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitral Tribunal, August 30, 2000.
Mexico v. Metalclad Corporation. 2001 B.C.S.C. 664, available, at <http://www.courts.gov.be.ca>.
Supreme Court of British Columbia, May 2, 2001.
In 1993, Metalclad Corporation purchased the Mexican company Confinamiento Tecnico de Residuos Industriales, S.A. de C.V. (COTERIN) in order to build and operate a hazardous-waste transfer station and landfill in Guadalcazar, San Luis Potosi. Although the federal government of Mexico and the state government of San Luis Potosi had granted COTERIN permits to construct and operate the landfill, the municipality of Guadalcazar denied a municipal construction permit, and the governor of San Luis Potosi subsequently declared an area encompassing the landfill to be an ecological reserve.