Nationality: American, Russian, British
Languages: English (native) , Russian (native), Spanish (fluent), French (proficient)
Dmitri Evseev has a decade of experience acting as arbitrator under leading institutional rules, and two decades of experience acting as arbitration counsel in some of the most high-profile investment treaty and commercial disputes in the world. He serves as vice-chair of the board of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC), where he was a member of the 2022 SCC Rules Revision Committee and has been involved with the launch of a series of innovations including the SCC Express and the SCC Platform.
Mr. Evseev is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and has acted as sole arbitrator and tribunal member in over a dozen cases under LCIA, ICC and other institutional rules. He has been described as a “go-to arbitrator” for Russia-related matters by Chambers Global, and has extensive experience with disputes originating in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Since joining Arbitra International Mr. Evseev has been a full-time arbitrator and no longer acts as counsel.
As further elaborated below, his industry focus areas include information technology and telecommunications, electricity and energy, mining and public concessions, banking and finance, as well as construction, infrastructure and joint ventures. Many of his cases have involved issues of international law and international public policy, including allegations of corruption, anti-competitive activities, and breaches of environmental law. Mr. Evseev is also praised for his use of technology and mastery of complex fact patterns and quantum issues.
Between 2010 and 2022 Mr. Evseev was a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he acted as lead counsel to governments, including Sweden, Thailand, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as to numerous companies, in complex public international law and commercial disputes in Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia. Prior to 2010, he was an associate at Arnold & Porter and other leading global law firms as specified further below. He has acted as arbitration counsel in over thirty investment treaty cases under ICSID and ad hoc UNCITRAL Rules and has advised States and international organizations on inter-State disputes and issues of international humanitarian law, climate change law, space law, and the relationship between investment protection treaties and EU law.
Mr. Evseev has taught international arbitration as a faculty member at Pepperdine University, American University Washington College of Law, and other academic institutions and training programmes. He is a regular speaker on public international law and arbitration-related topics. He also has a background in IT and is the founder and director of a legal technology company, Arbitration City Ltd.
Mr. Evseev is ranked as a “Global Leader” in GAR Who's Who Legal: Arbitration since 2020 (“highly recommended by peers who identify him as an incredibly sharp mind, with an impressive record”). According to WWL client feedback, he is "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." He is "recommended" by Legal 500 UK for international arbitration and public international law, and has been spotlighted by numerous other publications including Chambers Global, Law360 (link) and Arbitrator Intelligence.
Mr. Evseev graduated in the top 10% of his class from Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude, class of 2001), where he served as Publishing Editor of the Harvard Law Review, the leading legal journal in the United States and lead publisher of the Bluebook citation guide. He clerked for Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, one of the most frequently cited U.S. federal judges outside the Supreme Court.
Electricity, Energy & Renewables
Banking, Finance and Joint Ventures
Construction & Infrastructure
Mining and Public Concessions/Contracts
Information Technology and Telecommunications
"an incredibly sharp mind, with an impressive record”- Who's Who Legal: Arbitration
"recommended" for international arbitration and public international law- Legal 500 UK