` Dr Toms Krūmiņš | COBALT

Dr Toms Krūmiņš

Senior Associate / Latvia


Toms is a Senior Associate at COBALT working in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

He specializes in International and European Law, particularly Private International Law and International Civil Procedure, Commercial and Investment Arbitration, as well as Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law.

Toms has represented clients in numerous international (for example, ICC) and national arbitration proceedings, and successfully acted before the Constitutional Court of Latvia, the Supreme Court of Latvia, the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as helped clients to succeed before the European Court of Human Rights.

Toms holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Copenhagen. His research focused on the dichotomy between arbitration and human rights, in particular the interplay between setting-aside proceedings and parties’ procedural human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Toms has authored or co-authored many publications, including a monograph ‘Arbitration and Human Rights’ (2020) published by Springer.




  • Latvian, English

Membership & education

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2021)
  • 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, Faculty of Law, Groningen, the Netherlands (2014)
  • LL.B in European and International Law, Maastricht University, European Law School, Faculty of Law, Maastricht, the Netherlands (2013)

    Environmental organisations secure a landmark victory before the Constitutional Court

    ICC International Court of Arbitration and Latvian courts rule in favour of shareholders of a food wholesaler

    COBALT wins a landmark case before the Constitutional Court on the lack of setting aside mechanism for arbitral awards

    COBALT secures non-enforcement of a Russian court judgment in Latvia

    COBALT successfully represents biogas power plants before the Constitutional Court

    COBALT secures a major win at the European Court of Human Rights in a case regarding arbitrary eviction from a home

    COBALT advised Latvijas Finieris on the launching of the most extensive investment project in Latgale in recent years

    Latvian Constitutional Court initiates proceedings regarding the impossibility to challenge and annul arbitral awards

    COBALT successfully represented a client before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union

    COBALT represents the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia before Constitutional Court regarding administrative-territorial reform

    COBALT successfully represents Betsafe Latvia in the Constitutional Court

    COBALT represents hydroelectric power plants in the Constitutional Court

    COBALT advises airBaltic on EUR 250 million investment in the company’s share capital by the Latvian government

    COBALT provides legal assistance to the foundation APEIRONS in preparing an opinion for the Constitutional Court

    COBALT successfully represents AS PNB Banka in the Constitutional Court

    COBALT advised Luminor, Nordea and DNB on closing transaction with Blackstone

    COBALT advised Luminor on EUR 1 billion majority stake acquisition by Blackstone