The Riga Arbitration Court is always pleased to welcome new professionals in the field of arbitration. If you are a qualified lawyer and/or an acting arbitrator, we would be delighted to consider your candidacy as an arbitrator at the Riga Arbitration Court (hereinafter referred to as the candidate). We are particularly interested in foreign lawyers specializing in international law. It doesn't matter where you are from, whether it's Europe, the CIS, Asia, Latin America, or other parts of the world. We are united by the New York Convention of 1958 - "Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards."
An increasing number of foreign entrepreneurs and companies entrust their economic disputes to the Riga Arbitration Court. These are disputes with foreign business partners or local disputes within one jurisdiction. The Riga Arbitration Court is one of the largest permanent arbitration centers in the Baltic region, alongside well-known international arbitration centers in Sweden, France, England, and others.
Due to the flexibility of the legislation and the Rules of the Riga Arbitration Court, disputes can be resolved based on the documents submitted by the parties (written procedure) or through video conferencing (oral procedure). Both options do not require the physical presence of the parties and/or the arbitrator in Latvia or the premises of the Riga Arbitration Court. The dispute resolution takes place online via video conferencing.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please familiarize yourself with the procedure for appointing new arbitrators to the Riga Arbitration Court, which provides a detailed description of the process for approving new arbitrators.
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The process of approving new arbitrators at the Riga Arbitration Court consists of the following stages:
1. Completion and submission of the candidate application.
At this stage, the Council of the Riga Arbitration Court familiarizes itself with the candidate, evaluates their qualifications and experience in the field of arbitration. Within 14 days, the Council of the Riga Arbitration Court makes a decision on accepting or rejecting the candidate as an arbitrator of the Riga Arbitration Court, and the candidate is notified of the decision via email. If you wish to join the list of judges at the Riga Arbitration Court, please fill out the questionnaire and send it to the email: .
2. Verification of the candidate's qualifications.
After successfully completing Stage 1 and receiving a positive decision, the candidate's diploma undergoes verification at the Academic Information Center of the Republic of Latvia (https://aic.lv/en). The organization verifies the candidate's documents, ensuring that the candidate possesses the qualifications of a lawyer.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this procedure incurs a fee of 48,38 Euros, and there are additional expenses related to translating the submitted documents into Latvian. The average cost of document translation is around 200-300 euros. These expenses are covered by the candidate.
The application to the Academic Information Center of the Republic of Latvia is signed by the candidate and accompanied by notarized copies of the following documents:
a) Diploma of higher legal education and qualification as a lawyer (Sample).
b) Transcript of the candidate's grades (Sample).
The candidate prepares a set of documents (the original application to the Academic Information Center and notarized copies of the diploma and transcript) for submission to the Academic Information Center of the Republic of Latvia by mail (in paper form) to the address of the Riga Arbitration Court - Vecpilsetas str. 19, Riga, Latvia, LV-1050. Upon receiving the document set and the payment of expenses (the expenses will be agreed upon in advance), the received document set will be submitted to the Academic Information Center of the Republic of Latvia by a specialist from the Riga Arbitration Court.
Within 30 days from the date of document submission, the Academic Information Center of the Republic of Latvia reviews the documents and issues a notification regarding the compliance of the submitted documents with the necessary requirements.
3. Registration of the candidate in the Register of Arbitration Courts of Latvia.
After receiving the decision confirming the candidate's qualification as a lawyer, the founder of the Riga Arbitration Court and the candidate sign a Cooperation Agreement. Following this, the document set is submitted to the Register of Arbitration Courts of the Republic of Latvia, and the Riga Arbitration Court's website publishes the photograph and information about the new arbitrator.
If you have any further questions regarding the appointment procedure for an arbitrator, please contact Kristina Nikultsova via email at .
We would like to assure you that all the information we receive from you and your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties or used in any other way, except for evaluating your candidacy for the position of an arbitrator at the Riga Arbitration Court. Please familiarize yourself with the principles of personal data processing of the Riga Arbitration Court by following the link: https://court.lv/en/privacy-policy.