CHAPTER I. THE PARTIES AND THE BACKGROUND OF THE DISPUTE
1. The Claimant in this arbitration is Spyridon Roussalis (hereinafter “Claimant” or “Roussalis”), a Greek citizen. Claimant’s address is Mavrokordatou Street, 11, Pireu, Greece. Claimant is represented in this arbitration by Ms. Nina Hall of Global Arbitration Litigation Services Ltd., Mr. Doru Costea of Doru Costea Law Office and Mr. Doru Băjan.
2. The Respondent in this arbitration is the State of Romania (hereinafter “Respondent,” “Romania” or the “State”). It is represented in this arbitration by Mr. Mark N. Bravin of Winston & Strawn LLP and Messrs. Gabriel Sidere and John Fitzpatrick of CMS Cameron McKenna SCA.