Charles Henry Camp
Charles Henry Camp
Professorial Lecturer in Law
After practicing law at large international law firms for twenty years, Mr. Camp opened his own law firm in 2001 to focus exclusively upon international dispute resolution. Utilizing his extensive experience, Mr. Camp is able to provide extraordinary service and value to select domestic and international clients with complex international dispute resolution and debt recovery needs.
Mr. Camp also is a past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress. He currently serves as chairman of the American Society of International Law’s Audit Committee and is an ex officio member of the ASIL’s Executive Council and Executive Committee. Mr. Camp also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Meridian International Center.
Since opening his new firm, Mr. Camp has been engaged to collect significant sums owed to foreign and domestic clients, including a major Kuwaiti bank and one of the largest Japanese trading companies, by foreign sovereigns, major foreign and domestic companies and wealthy individuals. Mr. Camp has collected significant sums from companies and individuals based in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands Antilles, and the United States.
Prior to opening his own law firm, Mr. Camp successfully obtained a significant arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan. The arbitration, prosecuted in Stockholm through the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, involved the Republic of Kazakhstan’s illegal expropriation of the rights to develop an oil field in Kazakhstan. The arbitral award was the first one ever obtained under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the United States and Kazakhstan. As no formal discovery was permitted in the arbitration, Mr. Camp used his intelligence contacts to obtain the facts and documents necessary to win the arbitration and, following receipt of a favorable arbitral award, Mr. Camp used intelligence sources to facilitate payment of the award by Kazakhstan. Prior to the three-year long Stockholm arbitration, Mr. Camp obtained nearly $1 billion in judgments against various Iraqi-state owned entities on behalf of twenty banks and financial institutions based in Bahrain, England, France, Kuwait, Switzerland, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.