Dmitri Evseev has successfully represented more than 10 sovereign governments and numerous private clients in international arbitration and litigation matters, including commercial and investor-State arbitration under most major arbitration rules and across a range of industries. He has a particular focus in investment arbitration (under bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty) as well as in high-stakes complex multi-jurisdictional disputes involving parties from Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. He also advises States and organizations on matters of public international law, including international humanitarian law, and the relationship between investment protection treaties and EU law.
Dmitri is "recommended" by Legal 500 UK in the fields of international arbitration and public international law, ranked in the area of UK and Russia-related dispute resolution by Chambers Global and described by GAR Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017 as "one of those rare lawyers who can look at a case, understand its strengths and weaknesses and really focus and hone in on that; a great drafter and a brilliant mind; he knows the law inside out." Mr. Evseev is a Member of the Board of the SCC and acts as arbitrator in international disputes (including in energy and construction) under ICC, LCIA, and SCC Rules. He is also a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and has been recognized as a "go-to arbitrator" for Russia-related matters by Chambers Global 2012. He is Russian-English bilingual, is fluent in Spanish, and has good knowledge of French. Mr. Evseev obtained his JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
- The Kingdom of Thailand in a pending UNCITRAL arbitration in the mining sector.
- The Czech Republic in an ad hoc arbitration under the Switzerland-Czech Republic Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- The Czech Republic in several UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitration disputes in the solar energy sector under bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty.
- The Republic of Bulgaria in a pending ICSID dispute in the banking sector.
- The Republic of Bulgaria in a pending ICSID dispute in the energy sector.
- Costa Rica in an ICSID dispute related to gold mining rights.
- The Kyrgyz Republic in a $600 million ICSID Additional Facility investment arbitration (Consolidated Exploration Holdings Ltd. and others v. Kyrgyz Republic) in relation to the cancellation of a gold mining license.
- Hungary in Electrabel v. Hungary investment arbitration claim under the Energy Charter Treaty arising out of Hungary's termination of electricity generator's Power Purchase Agreement pursuant to an order of the European Commission's DG Competition.
- The Slovak Republic in an investment treaty arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules initiated by a Dutch claimant in relation to electricity tariff measures.
- Hungary in Emmis v. Hungary and Accession Mezzanine v. Hungary, two ICSID investment arbitration proceedings initiated by former owners of radio broadcasting licenses.
- Hungary in AES v. Hungary investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty in which Claimants challenged the application of price regulation in the public utility segment of the electricity sector.
- Venezuela in Vannessa Ventures v. Venezuela ICSID Additional Facility arbitration claim brought by Canadian junior mining company for more than $1 billion for an alleged expropriation of a gold and copper mining joint venture.
- Advise numerous investors concerning potential claims against States under investment protection agreements
Public International Law (2015-2019)
Leading expert based abroad for Dispute Resolution in Russia (2012-2018)
- JD, Harvard Law School, 2001, magna cum laude
- BA, Miami University, 1997, summa cum laude
- BPhil, Miami University, 1997, summa cum laude
- Registered Foreign Lawyer, England & Wales
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, The Honorable Bruce M. Selya
- Board Member, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
- Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (appointed by the Czech Republic)
- Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) European Users Council
- Founder, Russian-speaking Lawyers in International Commercial Arbitration (RYUMKA)