Eva Kalnina specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, PCA and UNCITRAL ad hoc Rules, with a focus on construction, energy, financial transactions and shareholders’ agreements.
Eva has acted as arbitrator (chair, party-appointed, sole), counsel and arbitral secretary in over 40 international commercial and investment arbitrations and has been commended for her work in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders.
Prior to joining LKK, she was an associate at a large European firm, where she represented several energy and construction companies in commercial and investment arbitrations. Amongst her other languages, Eva is fluent in Latvian and Russian, allowing her to take an active role in complex arbitrations involving international companies and governments from Eastern Europe, including Russia.
As an arbitrator, Eva has acted in numerous disputes stemming from a wide array of industries under all major institutional arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, SCC, FAI, LMAA and others). She is a Court member at the PCA, member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, Council member of the Georgian International Arbitration Center and member of Latvia’s Council of Independent Experts in International and European Law.
Eva holds an LLM from Harvard Law School (Fulbright scholar) and is admitted to the New York bar. She is a Representative of ICC YAF Europe and has acted as co-coordinator of Young ICCA Europe. Eva speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics, has taught courses on dispute settlement and worked as a mediator in Boston courts in the framework of the Harvard Mediation Program.
ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration: Report on Latvia
Alphen aan den Rijn, forthcoming 2016 - Yearly contributor since 2009 (co-author)
The Scope of ICSID Review, Remarks on Selected Problematic Issues of ICSID Decisions
in: Liber Amicorum Christoph Schreuer, Oxford 2009, pp. 221-250 (co-author)
White Industries v. The Republic of India: A Tale of Treaty Shopping and Second Chances
9(4) Transnational Dispute Management Journal 2012