Eva Kalnina specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, PCA, ICSID and UNCITRAL ad hoc Rules, with focus on energy, oil & gas, construction, real estate, financial transactions, joint ventures/shareholders’ agreements and general commercial matters.
Over the past ten years, Eva has participated in over 30 international investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel, arbitrator and secretary of the tribunal, including a number of high-value disputes involving international companies and States, particularly in the fields of energy and construction. Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in 2009, she was an associate in the international arbitration department at a large European firm, where she was part of the team representing several energy and construction companies in ICC and ICSID arbitrations. Amongst her other languages, Eva is fluent in Latvian and Russian, allowing her to take an active role in a number of complex arbitrations involving international companies and governments from Eastern Europe.
Eva sits as arbitrator (chair, party-appointed and sole) in disputes stemming from a wide array of industries and within the framework of all major institutional arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, SCC, FAI, LMAA and others). She is a Member of the Court at the PCA, a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, a Council member of the Georgian International Arbitration Center (GIAC) and a member of the Council of Independent Experts in International and European Law of the Republic of Latvia She is also a Representative of ICC YAF Europe (2017-2019) and has acted as the co-coordinator of Young ICCA Europe (2013-2014). She speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics, has taught courses on international 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