Dr. Eveli Lume is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice. Her practice covers international dispute resolution, including investor-state and commercial international arbitration. She is experienced in international arbitration under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), as well as the rules of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS).

    Eveli also provides assistance in commercial law matters, including contract drafting and negotiation in contentious matters, and has an extensive experience in corporate law and cross-border M&A transactions.

    Eveli is fluent in Estonian and Russian (mother tongues), as well as English and German, and regularly works in all four languages.

    She is a guest lecturer for the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. program at the Humboldt University and a lecturer at the Tartu University in Estonia, where she teaches international arbitration.

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    • Representing a state-owned company in a US$250 million commercial construction arbitration.
    • Representing a Central-Asian state in a US$1.5 billion ICSID(AF) arbitration relating to telecommunication.
    • Representing the State of Libya in a pending €52 million arbitration relating to a construction project filed by the company Nurol Insaat ve Ticaret before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
    • Representing the State of Libya in a pending US$61 million arbitration related to a construction project filed by the company Ustay Yappi Taahhut ve Ticaret before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
    • Represented Estonia in an ICSID arbitration arising under the Netherlands-Estonia BIT in connection with regulation of water tariffs in the Estonian capital Tallinn (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24). All of the claimants’ claims were rejected and Estonia was awarded more than US$750,000 of fees and costs it incurred by defending the claim.
    • Represented the State of Libya in a €183 million arbitration relating to a construction project filed by the company Guris Insaat ve Muhendislik before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT. All of the claimant's claims were rejected and Libya was awarded €1.46 million of fees and costs it incurred by defending the claim.
    • Advised the Estonian government with respect to the risks of a potential investment claim related to planned regulatory changes.
    • Advised a multinational sanitary ware producer in a post M&A arbitration under DIS rules in relation to the antitrust infringements (circa €62 million claim).
    • Advised an international distributor in an ICC arbitration in relation to €68 million compensation claims under the distributorship agreement.
    • Advised a leading international chemicals and biotechnology company on the settlement with its suppliers.
    • Advised an Estonian-based international bioenergy company on the acquisition and conversion of a power plant.
    • Ongoing commercial advice to international clients with a focus on companies from Baltic States.

    Education

    • University of Bielefeld, Ph.D., 2015
    • University of Tartu, M.A., (Law), 2011
    • Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, LL.M., 2008
    • University of Tartu, B.A. (Law), 2006
    • University of Tartu, B.A., (Government & Politics), 2006

    Admissions

    • Germany, 2021
    • Estonia, 2018

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • DIS – Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V.
    • DIS40 – Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V.

    Languages

    • German
    • English
    • Russian
    • Estonian

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