Charles (Chip) Roh concentrates his practice in international trade and international investment matters. He represents and advises US and foreign businesses, associations, and governments in international dispute settlement proceedings, international arbitrations, and negotiations. He has served as party counsel in seven investor-state treaty arbitrations and more than 25 dispute settlement proceedings under the WTO and GATT, and has been outside counsel to businesses, associations, and governments in bilateral regional and WTO negotiations. Mr. Roh also regularly counsels regarding compliance with US laws pertaining to economic sanctions, export controls, national security, anti-boycott, and anti-bribery.
Mr. Roh served as Assistant US Trade Representative for North America from 1989 to 1994, where he was also the Deputy Chief Negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for the United States. Previously, Mr. Roh was the associate general counsel of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and legal counsel for the USTR Mission to the GATT in Geneva. In those positions he represented the United States in many GATT dispute settlement proceedings and in the drafting and negotiation of numerous international agreements, as well as implementing legislation.
Prior to joining USTR, Mr. Roh served on the trade staff for the US Senate Finance Committee and in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State.
Mr. Roh served by presidential appointment on the Panel of Conciliators of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and taught world trade law as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has been recognized by Chambers and by the International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers.
Mr. Roh has a good knowledge of French and Spanish.