March 2017 Approved as a member (arbitrator) of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center (EMAC)
Since 2011 till March 2018 More than 40 times was appointed and participated as arbitrator in disputes resolutions in Latvia and Russia (Moscow, St-Petersburg) – in the Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) and in the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber Commerce Industry in Moscow (Russia), in London court of International Arbitration (LCIA), in German Maritime Arbitrators Association (GMAA), Hamburg, in Riga District Arbitration court (RDAC). As counsel represented client in the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris, Geneva), GMAA (Hamburg), MAC (Moscow), LMAA.
2015 Accepted as an arbitrator of the London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA), (www.lcia.org). Recommended as one of the leading legal practitioners in the field of maritime law by rating publications “The Legal500” (http://www.legal500.com/firms/17412-marine- legal-bureau/offices/23186-riga/profile) and “Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2015″(http://whoswholegal.com/profiles/61830/0/kuznetsov/edward-kuznetsov).
Since June 2014 Arbitrator–Full Member of the German Maritime Arbitrators Association (GMAA) (http://gmaa.de/en/members/search-for-a-member)
May 2013 Called as “The best Member 2003-2013” of the Shiparrested net of maritime lawyers (shiparrested.com) and received official “10 year best shiparrested member trophy, the best of the decade”
Since August 2011 till now CEO of law firm „Marine Legal Bureau”, Riga, Latvia (www.mlb.lv)
Since December 2011 till listed as arbitrator of the Maritime February 2017 Arbitration Comission (MAC) at the Chamber Commerce Industry in Moscow (Russia) (http://www.tpprfarb.ru/en/2010-01-13-20-23-47en-/listof-members-of-the-mac)
Since June 2011 Supporting Member of London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) (http://www.lmaa.org.uk/membershipdetails.aspx?id=2134)
2010 Has been selected as being among the world’s pre-eminent shipping and maritime lawyers (Who’sWhoLegal)
July 2007 – Aug 2011 managing partner of maritime law firm based in Riga. More than once represented clients in court instances in Latvia and Russia (Moscow, St-Petersburg), in arbitrations in LMAA (London), GMAA (Hamburg), MAC (Moscow)
June 2006 – till now arbitrator, vice-chairman of the Riga District Arbitration court (RDAC) (www.rigasast.lv) (was sole arbitrator in a lot of disputes in shipping industry with Latvian and foreign parties)
November 2004 – till now attorney at law in St-Petersburg Bar (Russia), reg. Nr. 78/4086
1997 – 1998 Maritime registrator in Latvia of Maritime Register of the Transport Ministry of Equatorial Guinea
Oct 1995 – July 2007 Manager of Legal Dept. of Messrs Baltic Kontor Ltd (Lloyd’ s agency in Latvia)
Nov 1995 – July 2007 Manager of Legal Dept. of Messrs PANDI BALT Ltd (P&I Clubs correspondent in Latvia). Personally participated in a lot of legal cases representing shipowners, P&I Clubs, seafarers, including personal injury/death, cargo, charters, pollution, collision claims and another P&I cases.
Dec 1992 – Oct 1995 Commercial manager, in-house lawyer of private Russian shipping company (12 vessels river-sea type). Activities: chartering/bunkering of own vessels, contacts with Register, insurers, banks mortgagees, ship agents in different ports, etc.
April 2018 co-organizer and speaker of the first maritime Forum in St-Petersburg, Russia
Oct 2016 participated in the Malta Maritime Summit, Valetta, Malta
Oct 2009 Member of the Agenda Committee of XVII International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, (Hamburg)
May 2008 Host and chairman of the Fifth International meeting of maritime lawyers-members of Shiparrested.com net (www.shiparrested.com)
2004 – 2018 participated in annual international conferences of maritime lawyersmembers of Shiparrested.com net (www.shiparrested.com)
June 2006, 2007 Conferences „Practice in shipping business”, Ukraine, Odessa, speaker
Sept 2003, 2004, 2005, Annual Conference „Shipowners defence”
2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, – St- Petersburg, Russia, speaker,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 sponsor
Sept-Oct 2000 in-house trainee in law firm Ince & Co,London
Oct 1998 Certificate in courses „P&I Insurance” of North of England P&I and South Tyneside College, UK Certificate Ships arrest, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law & Latvian Maritime Law Association
Dec 1999, 2000, 2001, Participated in „Ships arrest” forums, 2002, 2011 London
Hobby: swimming & table tennis
Country: Latvia and ex-USSR countries