Mr. Rovine has been serving as an arbitrator in international cases under NAFTA, ICSID and ICDR since his retirement from the law firm of Baker & McKenzie as of July 1, 2005. He is also the Director of the annual International Arbitration Conference at Fordham University Law School in New York City, the Editor of the annual Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation, The Fordham Papers, published by Martinus Nijhoff, and teaches international arbitration at Fordham Law School.
After joining Baker & McKenzie in 1983, Mr. Rovine represented many major clients in international arbitrations, including a large number of investor/state cases at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague and the UNCC in Geneva. He has also had cases before the ICC in Paris, the AAA in New York, the Stockholm Institute, ad hoc arbitrations, and international litigations in U.S. Federal Courts. Mr. Rovine has handled many claims for and against governments, including investment disputes with Iran and Iraq.
Mr. Rovine's current cases as an arbitrator include a Chapter XI NAFTA taxation case with claims of expropriation, discrimination, and invalid performance requirements, an ICSID case involving international airport services at airport stores and on board a national airline, with claims alleging uncompensated expropriation, violations of fair and equitable treatment obligations, discrimination, and contract breaches, and an ICDR financial and banking case involving the issuance of bonds, with allegations of failure to pay principal and interest.