Toms Krūmiņš

Attorney at law, Senior Associate, COBALT

Lecturer, Riga Graduate School of Law


Gender: Male

Year of birth: 1991

Nationality: Latvia

Type of practitioner:

Counsel, Arbitrator

Jurisdiction(s) in which admitted to practice (if applicable):


Fields of legal expertise:

Civil law, European law, International law

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Distribution, Franchising, Agency (Representation), Agriculture, Forestry, Energy and Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Environment, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, Sales, Purchases, Insurance, Corporate Law / M&A, Investment Law/ Public International Law, Transport, Other

Contact details


Marijas iela 13-k2 COBALT
Riga, Riga LV-1050




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  • Latvian: Native
  • English: Fluent

Relevant arbitration experience:

Numerous arbitration cases as a counsel under international (e.g., ICC, ICSID) and local arbitration rules (e.g., the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others)

Education & certifications:

Ph.D., University of Copenhagen (2019)
International Academy for Arbitration Law (scholarship recipient), Paris, France (2017)
The Hague Academy of International Law: Private International Law Summer Course (2015)
LL.M (cum laude) in International and Comparative Private Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2014)
LL.B in European and International Law, Maastricht University, European Law School, the Netherlands (2013)



Krūmiņš T., Arbitration and Human Rights: Approaches to Excluding the Annulment of Arbitral Awards and Their Compatibility with the ECHR (Springer 2020)

Book Chapters:

Krūmiņš T., Zukova G., Chapter on Latvia, in Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration (2021)
Krūmiņš, T., Chapter on Latvia, in Clifford Chance Unilateral Option Clauses Survey (2021)
Krūmiņš, T. et al (co-authors), Chapter 17: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Latvia, in Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the EU Member States (F. Petillion ed., Intersentia 2019), pp. 721-756

Selected Journal Articles:

Krūmiņš, T., Liepa, L., Legal aspects of the denunciation of the Latvian-Russian legal assistance agreement and the problems of its application, Jurista Vārds, No. 38 (1304), pp. 23.-29., (2023)
Krūmiņš, T. et al, Necessary improvements in Latvian arbitration law, Jurista Vārds, No. 20 (1286), pp. 7.-13., (2023)
Krūmiņš, T., Does the Constitutional Court has to be a panacea for all deficiencies of Latvian arbitration law?, Jurista Vārds, 27 February
Krūmiņš, T., Absence of the Set-Aside Action under Latvian Law: A Comparative and Historical Perspective, Arbitražas: teorija ir praktika (2021, VII)
Krūmiņš, T., Post Brexit: Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (2021), Jurista Vārds, No. 3 (1165)
Krūmiņš, T., Zīle K., Application of the EU Succession Regulation - A Lesson Still to be Learned, Jurista Vārds, No. 47 (1105), pp. 18.-27 (2019)
Krūmiņš, T., Application of the EU Succession Regulation in practice: The case of Latvia and beyond, 15(2) Journal of Private International Law (2019)
Krūmiņš T., Judgment of the CJEU in the Achmea case, (2018), Jurista Vārds, No. 11 (1017)
Krūmiņš, T., The Hague Convention on the Choice of Court Agreements – a Serious Competitor to the New York Convention?,
Jurista Vārds, 31.10.2017., No. 45 (999)
Krūmiņš, T., Arbitration in Latvia: A Cautionary Tale?, Journal of International Arbitration 34 no. 2 (2017)
Krūmiņš, T., Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Gazprom case, Jurista Vārds, 09.06.2015., No. 23 (875), pp. 10-15
Krūmiņš, T., Arbitration Exclusion in the Brussels Regime, Jurista Vārds, 07.10.2014., No. 39 (841), pp. 20-28


Krūmiņš, T., Tipaine, M., Latvian Constitutional Court: Absence of a Mechanism for Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards Violates the Rights to a Fair Trial, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 22 March 2023

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