Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

Resolving complex international commercial disputes

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Wash, D.C., Tue, June 23, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Charles H. Camp, Attorney, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, Washington, D.C., has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the USUBC executive committee, in an announcement on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations. 
Charles H. Camp, has twenty-seven years of complex litigation experience, including twenty years with large international law firms, including the oldest law firm in America.  Mr. Camp's practice focuses exclusively upon resolving complex international commercial disputes. 

When appropriate, Mr. Camp utilizes unique intelligence resources to obtain invaluable information. Such intelligence resources, coupled with out-of-the-box thinking, produce rewarding difficult to achieve by other law firms of any size.

Charles H. Camp, is past president of the Washington Foreign Law Society and Friends of the Law Library of Congress, and an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Law School teaching International Negotiations.Mr. Camp currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the American Society of International Law.

Since opening his own law firm in October 2002, Mr. Camp has been engaged by approximately one thousand Taiwanese to prosecute a declaratory judgment action now being appealed to the United States Supreme Court. He also has been engaged to collect significant sums on behalf of a wealthy individual in Tunisia, a major Kuwaiti bank, and one of the largest Japanese trading companies.

These actions have included recovering significant sums owed to clients by the Governments of Iraq and Iran, and major foreign interests (including
several members of a Middle Eastern ruling family) 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. Likewise, following receipt of the award, Mr. Camp used his intelligence contacts to facilitate payment of the award by Kazakhstan.

Mr. Camp is a graduate of Louisiana State University (1979 B.S. Mathematics); Wake Forest University Law School (1982 J.D.); and George Washington University Law School (1983 LL.M.).

For information on the Law Offices of Charles H. Camp go to: www.charlescamplaw.com.

"USUBC is very pleased to have Charles Camp, Attorney, as a member. Charles was a previous member of USUBC and it is good to have him back working with USUBC," said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).  

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past two and one-half years and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Charles H. Camp, Attorney, Law Offices of Charles Camp, with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.  

The latest group of new USUBC members has included: 3M Ukraine; AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines; AGCO Corporation; Aitken Berlin LLP/ASIA; AnaCom, Inc; Asters law firm; CEC Government Relations; ContourGlobal Ukraine; Defense Technology, Inc.; Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.; Edelman; IBM Ukraine; KPMG Ukraine; Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF); Mars Ukraine; Microsoft; Pratt & Whitney-Paton; R & J Trading International; RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group); SE Raelin/Cajo , Inc.; SoftServe, Inc.; and The Washington Group(TWG).

New members also include Ukraine International Airlines (UIA); Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm; Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche); Zurich Surety, Credit, & Political Risk; DRS Technologies, Inc., International Services Corporation (ISC), Broad Street Capital Group, The State of Maryland’s International Investment and Trade Division of the Department of Business and Economic Development, Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC), Baker Tilly Ukraine, Blufer & Associates, Foundation for International Arts and Education (FIAE) and Charles H. Camp, Attorney. 

Over One-Hundred Members, June, 2009, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
LINK: http://www.usubc.org/members.php

1.  3M Ukraine
2.  AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
3.  AES Corporation
4.  AGCO Corporation
5.  Air Tractor, Inc.
6.  Aitken-Berlin, LLP/ASIA
7.  ALICO/AIG Ukraine
8.  American Continental Group
9.  American Councils for International Education
10.  AnaCom, Inc.

11.  Anemone Group 
12.  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
13.  Asters law firm
14.  Atlantic Group
15.  Baker & McKenzie law firm
16.  Baker Tilly Ukraine
17.  Blufer & Associates
18.  The Boeing Company
19.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm
20.  Broad Street Capital Group

21.  Bunge North America
22.  Cargill
23.  Case New Holland
24.  CEC Government Relations
25.  Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm
26.  Charles H. Camp, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp
27.  Chevron
28.  Cisco Systems, Inc.
39.  The Coca-Cola Company
30.  Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP)

31.  ContourGlobal Ukraine

32.  Crumpton Group
33.  Deere & Company
34.  Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI)
35.  DHL International Ukraine
36.  Dipol Chemical International Inc.
37.  DLA Piper LLC law firm
38.  DRS Technologies, Inc.
39.  Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd. 
40.  Edelman Europe

41.  EPAM Systems
42.  Ernst & Young
43  The Eurasia Foundation
44.  First International Resources
45.  Foundation for International Arts and Education (FIAE)
46.  Foyil Securities
47.  General Dynamics
48.  Halliburton
49.  Heller & Rosenblatt law firm
50.  Holtec International

51.  Horizon Capital Advisors, LLC-
            Emerging Europe Growth Fund

52.  IBM Ukraine
54.  International Services Corporation (ISC)
55.  International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
56.  Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
            International Center for Scholars
57.  KPMG - Ukraine
58.  Kraft Foods Ukraina
59.  Kyiv Atlantic Group of Companies
60.  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF)

61.  Magisters law firm

62.  Marks, Sokolov & Burd, LLC law firm
63.  Mars Ukraine
64.  Maryland's Division of International Investment & Trade;
              Department of Business and Economic Development
65.  Microsoft
66.  Nationwide Equipment Company
67.  Northrop Grumman
68.  Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
69.  Open World Leadership Center at the
               U.S. Library of Congress
70.  The PBN Company

71.  Pratt & Whitney - Paton
72.  Procter & Gamble (P&G)
73.  R & J Trading International Inc.
74.  RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group law firm
75.  RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group)
76.  Salans law firm
77.  SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc.
78.  Shell Oil Company
79.  SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
80.  Siguler Guff & Co, LLC

81.  Softline Company
82.  SoftServe, Inc.
83.  Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP law firm
84.  Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
85.  TD International, LLC
86.  The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine
87.  The Washington Group (TWG)
88.  TNK-BP Commerce LLC
89.  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
90.  Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)

91.  Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC)
92.  Ukrainian-American Environmental Association (UAEA)
93.  Ukrainian Development Company (UDC)
94.  Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA)
95.  Umbra, LLC
96   UPS International Ukraine
97.  U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
98.  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)
99.  Vanco Energy Company
100.  Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm

101.  Vision TV LLC
102.  Westinghouse Electric Company
103.  Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche)
104.  WJ Agricultural Group
105.  Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk

For Year 2009 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

Margarita Karpenko
Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Kyiv, Ukraine

Michael E. Kirst
Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company
Brussels, Belgium

Paul Nathanson
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.
Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

Andrew A. Pidgirsky
Board of Governors
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
Houston, TX

Mara L. Sovey
Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide
Deere & Co.
Washington, D.C.

Samir B. Sahgal
Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations
The Boeing Company
Arlington, VA
       Treasurer, USUBC

Patrick H. Sweet
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
Alexandria, VA

Arnold F. Wellman
Vice President
Corporate Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

E. Morgan Williams
Director, Government Affairs
Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Washington, D.C. 
       Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC
       President/CEO, USUBC

Van A. Yeutter
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Jack I. Heller
Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt
Washington, D.C.
       Legal Counsel, USUBC

Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington, D.C.
Andy Bihun, President
Global Trade Development, Inc.
Director, Business Development Forum
The Washington Group (TWG)
Washington, D.C.
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation
Washington, D.C.
Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC)
Kyiv, Ukraine

William Green Miller
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Policy Scholar 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Washington, D.C.
Steven Pifer, Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.
Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation
Kyiv, Ukraine
Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania
Washington, D.C.