(I) THE CLAIMANTS’ SEVENTH REQUEST FOR INTERIM MEASURES OF 1 JUNE 2012
1. On 30 May 2012, the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs initiated proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of the Lago Agrio Judgment in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Canada, against Chevron and two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Chevron Canada Limited and Chevron Canada Finance Limited (the “Canadian proceedings”).
2. By letter dated 1 June 2012, the Claimants requested further interim relief from the Tribunal in relation to these Canadian proceedings (the “Claimants’ Seventh Request for Interim Measures”). This relief was sought in addition to the Orders and Interim Awards on Interim Measures made earlier in these arbitration proceedings directed at the enforcement of the Lago Agrio Judgment, which are set out below in Part Two of this Fourth Interim Award.
3. By letter dated 20 June 2012, the Respondent requested more time to respond to the Claimants’ Seventh Request for Interim Measures and, separately, “that the Tribunal find that the Claimants are in violation of the Tribunal’s Orders on Interim Measures or otherwise require that the Claimants’ cease their efforts to terminate Ecuador’s U.S. trade benefits on the basis of the pending arbitration”.