1. This case concerns a dispute submitted to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID” or the “Centre”) under the Additional Facility Rules on the basis of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Poland concerning Business and Economic Relations, signed 21 March 1990 (the “BIT”, “U.S.- Poland BIT” or “Treaty”), which entered into force on 6 August 1994 (the text of the BIT is attached to this Award as Annex A). The dispute relates to the construction and intended operation of blood plasma fractionation facilities in Poland.
2. The Claimants are Mr David Minnotte and Mr Robert Lewis (hereinafter the “Claimants”), who are both U.S. nationals.
3. The Respondent is the Republic of Poland (hereinafter “Poland” or the “Respondent”).
4. The Claimants and the Respondent are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “parties.” The parties’ respective representatives and their addresses are listed above on page (i).