As indicated by the Tribunal in the Centre’s letter of February 13, 2013, the purpose of the common session was two-fold: serving as the first session that the Tribunal was to hold in ICSID Case No. ARB/12/40 pursuant to Rule 13 of the ICSID Arbitration Rules; and providing an opportunity to address the practicalities of the consolidation of ICSID Case No. ARB/12/14 and ICSID Case No. ARB/12/40.
1.1. The Tribunal recalls that Churchill Mining PLC (“Churchill Mining”), Planet Mining Pty Ltd (“Planet Mining”), and the Republic of Indonesia (“Indonesia”) have all agreed that the dispute between Churchill Mining and Indonesia, on the one hand, and the dispute between Planet Mining and Indonesia, on the other hand, be adjudicated by the same Tribunal in one consolidated ICSID proceeding (see, inter alia, letter of October 4, 2012 from Planet Mining; letter of October 12, 2012 from Churchill Mining; and letter of January 4, 2013 from Indonesia).