Csaba M. Rusznak
Csaba is a founding member of
Sovereign Arbitration Advisors.
Previously, he worked as an international arbitration lawyer at Arnold & Porter, a preeminent law firm in the United States.
He focuses his practice on international arbitration and transnational litigation. He has experience with investment and commercial arbitration cases, and has acted as counsel for States and private parties in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.
In May 2020, Hungary appointed him to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators (as a conciliator). He has been nominated as a Future Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2021.
Earlier in his career, Csaba served as a federal law clerk to The Hon. Martin LC Feldman of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and to The Hon. David A. Faber of the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, which gave him a deep understanding of US court practice and procedure.
Oil & Natural Gas
Spanish (reading ability)
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
(B.S.F.S.) magna cum laude
Vanderbilt Law School (JD)
Defending the Kingdom of Spain in three actions filed in Washington, DC federal court to enforce ICSID awards.
Hope Services LLC v. Republic of Cameroon (ICSID ARB/20/2). Representing (as consulting counsel) an American investor in pursuing claims for expropriation and other treaty violations against the Cameroonian government.
Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd et al. v. Kingdom of Thailand (UNCITRAL). Represented the Kingdom of Thailand in an investor-State arbitration involving claims by an Australian mining company.
Infinito Gold Ltd. v. Costa Rica (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/5).
Represented Costa Rica in a dispute over gold mining rights brought by a Canadian claimant.
LSF-KEB Holdings SCA et al. v. Republic of Korea (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/37). Represented the Republic of Korea in a multi-billion dollar investment dispute involving the Lone Star Funds, with respect to certain bank regulation and tax matters (one of the largest claims in ICSID history).
Emmis International Holding BV et al. v. Hungary (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/2). Represented Hungary in an investment arbitration initiated by former owners of a radio broadcasting license for Sláger Rádió.
Electrabel S.A. v. Hungary (ICSID Case No. ARB/7/19). Represented Hungary in an investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty arising out of Hungary's termination of Power Purchase Agreements.
Accession Mezzanine Capital LP et al. v. Hungary (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/3). Represented Hungary in an investment arbitration initiated by former owners of a radio broadcasting license for Danubius Rádió.
ICC arbitration on behalf of large Colombian infrastructure company related to the mining industry. (Confidential). Represented company in bringing affirmative claims for underpayment of fees, as well as defended against a billion-dollar counterclaim for breach of contract.
Investors in connection with a dispute arising from the sale of a half-billion dollar media company to an overseas buyer. (Confidential).