1. The Request for Arbitration was filed on 4 November 2005 by the Claimant which is the national power company of the Republic of Croatia. The Tribunal was constituted on 20 April 2006.
2. The First Session of the Tribunal was held in London on 3 July 2006. Hunton & Williams and Allen & Overy have represented the Claimant and Respondent respectively from the outset. Allen & Overy presented on behalf of the Respondent an extensive Counter-Memorial on 6 July 2007 and a Rejoinder on 7 April 2008.
3. On 25 April 2008, Allen & Overy sent to the Secretary of the Tribunal the Respondent's list of persons who would be attending the two-week substantive hearing in Paris scheduled to begin on 5 May. The list included Mr. David Mildon QC of Essex Court Chambers London. The Tribunal's President is a door tenant at the same Chambers.
4. On 28 April 2008 Hunton & Williams for the Claimant wrote to the Tribunal as follows: