Barceló seeks international arbitration in its dispute with Nicaragua

The Spanish consortium Barceló, owner of Hotel Montelimar in Managua, wants to resolve its differences with the government through international arbitration.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


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The government, through its Justice Department, insists that Barceló owes three million dollars for commitments made in its privatization contract.
Representatives of the Spanish company were to meet this afternoon with officials from the Superior Board of Private Enterprise and the National Tourism Chamber. They will officially state their case for seeking international arbitration at that meeting.

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Nicaragua's Attorney-General's department advised that it has started a legal process to bring about the return of the Montelimar tourist complex, due to alleged non-fulfillment of the contract.

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After a year of negotiations, the government of Nicaragua decided to drop its lawsuit against the Spanish consortium.

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