Ieva is a senior international arbitration associate at ArbLit. She has experience in complex international commercial arbitrations (as counsel and secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals) conducted under major institutional rules and across a range of sectors, including construction and FIDIC contracts, energy, cryptocurrency and post-M&A disputes.
Her recent experience includes acting as administrative secretary in a multimillion SCC arbitration arising from a construction contract, and being part of the team representing a leading German multinational group active in the defence sector in multibillion ICC arbitration proceedings brought against it by a European State.
Prior to joining ARBLIT, from 2016 to 2019, she was an associate at Ecovis Convents Law Office, where she obtained valuable expertise in the areas of civil litigation as well as commercial and construction contract negotiation and drafting, assisting both national and multinational companies in matters related to large-scale construction projects and foreign direct investment protection.
From 2014 to 2016 Ieva worked as an assistant to a judge at a district court in Riga, gaining extensive knowledge in tortious and contractual liability claims, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings.
In 2015 Ieva graduated from the University of Latvia with a dissertation in International Trade Law. During her University course she interned at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia as well as Latvia’s Ministry of Interior Department of European Affairs and International Cooperation. Ieva was also an exchange student at Università del Salento, Italy during the 2012 Spring semester and has participated in national and international moot court competitions, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.