Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2005 (Revised August 2007)

Aguas Argentinas: Settling a Dispute

by Louis T. Wells Jr. and Alexandra de Royere

Abstract

The French-owned Aguas Argentinas faces a demand from the Argentine government that it renegotiate its concession to operate the Buenos Aires water and sewage services. The company must decide whether to continue with efforts to settle on a new contract or to exercise its rights to go to international arbitration. Either way, it must decide on its strategy going forward.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Contracts; Infrastructure; Privatization; Business and Government Relations; Conflict and Resolution; Business Strategy; Utilities Industry; France; Buenos Aires;

Citation:

Wells, Louis T., Jr., and Alexandra de Royere. "Aguas Argentinas: Settling a Dispute." Harvard Business School Case 705-019, March 2005. (Revised August 2007.)