Eva Kalnina is “a well-established arbitration practitioner” who is highly rated by sources, who praise her exceptional work on “complex and sophisticated arbitrations”.
Eva Kalnina is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler. She specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration with a focus on energy, construction, shareholder and finance disputes.
Eva has acted as arbitrator (chair, party-appointed, sole), counsel and arbitral secretary in over 50 international arbitrations. She is a court member at the ICC Court of Arbitration and the PCA, as well as a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and other international arbitral institutions.
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, SIAC, FAI, LMAA and others), governed by various procedural and substantive laws (Swiss, English, US (New York and Connecticut), Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Singapore, Israeli, Latvian, Estonian, CISG, UNIDROIT Principles), and involving amounts in dispute of up to US$300 million.
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. Among her other languages, Eva is fluent in Latvian and Russian, allowing her to take an active role in complex arbitrations involving businesses and governments from Eastern Europe.
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 programme. She speaks English, French, Italian, Latvian, Russian, German and Spanish.