Placer Dome did not launch legal action, it was Vannessa. Barrick bought out Placer after the lawsuit was initiated. Unless I am mistaken, it is Infinito (Vannessa) that has incurred all the legal costs thus far. I am not privy as to how an award in our favor affects the "clause" monetarily but rest assured, Infinito did not endure the last eight  years for the benefit of Barrick. As I've said previously, when the ICSID announces its decision "IN OUR FAVOR" the market reaction will be swift and positive. Expect heavy trading for a couple of days. Infinito will be a daytrader's dream.