Charles B. Rosenberg | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Charles Rosenberg
Charles Rosenberg

Charles B. Rosenberg

Associate, Washington, DC

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Charles (Chip) B. Rosenberg is an associate in the Firm's International Arbitration Group, where he represents foreign sovereigns and private parties in complex international cases. He has experience representing clients in disputes at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Chip repeatedly has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Who's Who Legal (2017-2018) and DC Super Lawyers (2016-2018).

Chip regularly presents at international arbitration conferences, and is a Regional Representative of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) responsible for organizing events to inform and connect young professionals interested in international dispute resolution. He also has created and taught international investment seminars at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Chip spent two years clerking for The Honorable Charles N. Brower, who was ranked the "world's busiest arbitrator" by The American Lawyer in terms of large investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations, in London, England and at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. Chip graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, and Order of the Coif from the American University Washington College of Law.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar


  • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, summa cum laude, First in Class
  • BS, University of Maryland College Park, cum laude


  • English


Gabriel Resources Ltd. & Gabriel Resources (Jersey) v. Romania

Representing mining company in an ICSID arbitration of investment treaty claims against Romania relating to one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world.

EVN AG v. Republic of Bulgaria

Representing Bulgaria against claims arising out of investments in Bulgaria's electricity distribution sector.

MAKAE Europe SARL v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Representing Saudi Arabia in a case arising out of investments in Saudi Arabia's retail industry.

Novera AD, Novera Properties B.V., and Novera Properties N.V. v. Republic of Bulgaria

Represented Bulgaria in a case arising out of concession agreements for the provision of waste collection and street cleaning services in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Oxus Gold plc v. Republic of Uzbekistan

Represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the United Kingdom-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute concerning two mining projects. Uzbekistan prevailed in obtaining the dismissal of more than 99 percent of the claimed US$ 1.33 billion in damages.

Vladislav Kim and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT in a dispute concerning two cement plants in Uzbekistan.

Speaking Engagements

"Hearings in International Arbitration", Oct. 7, 2017: Harvard Law School,
Boston, MA
, (moderator)

ICC YAF, "Careers in International Arbitration: The Role of International Courts, Institutions, and Tribunals", Oct. 11, 2017:
Washington, DC

"A 'BIT' about Protecting Foreign Investments", April 25, 2017: Hospitality Law Conference 2017, Houston, TX

"Recent Developments in Enforcing International Investment Awards", March 23, 2017: Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

"International Dispute Resolution 2016 - Year in Review of Hot Topics", Dec. 6, 2016: CPR Y-ADR/NYIAC,
New York

"A standing investment court and appellate body in investment treaty dispute settlement", June 23, 2016: Freshfields/ASIL Young Arbitrator Debate Series,
Washington, DC

"International Investment Arbitration – Revolutionary development or doomed experiment?", May 13, 2016: Tenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference,
Washington, DC

"Careers in International Trade and Investment Law", Sept.10, 2015: American University Washington College of Law,
Washington, DC

ICC YAF, "Introduction to International Arbitration", March 5, 2015: Pepperdine Law School, Malibu,
, (moderator)

"Reflections on Restored U.S.-Cuba Relations: Understanding New Regulations & Opportunities Going Forward", Feb. 12, 2015: American University Washington College of Law,
Washington, DC
, (moderator)

The Prologue to an Efficient ADR Proceeding: Key Aspects from the Corporate Perspective, June 10, 2014: CPR Y-ADR Seminar, Washington, DC, (moderator)

"'Challenges to Arbitrators: Should the challenge procedure be overhauled?, Mar. 28, 2014: Eight Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Washington, DC

Contributions of the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal to International Law and International Arbitration, March 7, 2013: Iran–United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands


  • The Adverse Inference in ICSID Practice, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, 2015, (with Michael Polkinghorne)
  • Screened Selection in Party-Appointed Arbitrations, Law360, July 28, 2015, (with Olivier P. Andre)
  • To Use a Cannon to Kill a Mosquito: Why the Increase in Arbitrator Challenges in Investment Arbitration Does Not Warrant a Complete Overhaul of the System, 8 Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, 2015
  • Expecting the Unexpected: The Force Majeure Clause, Business Law International, vol.6, n°1, January 2015, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)
  • International Development Loans and Non-Compliance with Investment Arbitration Awards, A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr., 2014, (with Charles N. Brower & Sadie Blanchard)
  • The Role of the Tribunal Secretary in International Arbitration: A Call for a Uniform Standard, 8(2) Dispute Resolution Int’l, 2014, with Michael Polkinghorne
  • Latin America: The Intersection of Investment and Trade, 9(3) Global Arb. Rev., 2014, (with Jonathan C. Hamilton)
  • Different Strokes for Different Folks? The Role of the Tribunal Secretary, Kluwer Arb. Blog, May 16, 2014, (with Michael Polkinghorne)

Awards & Recognition

Rising Star, DC Super Lawyers, 2016-2017