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Work experience

2014 - Present

Head of the Study Programme "International Business and Law"

Faculty of European Studies

2014 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of European Studies, Department of International Business and Economics

Courses: Introduction in the Theory of Law; International Commercial Law; EU Law, International Competition Law

2013 - Present


University of Latvia, European studies

Courses: EU Treaties and Institutions, EU Single Market​

2009 - 2013


Gratus Ltd.

Drafted various memorandums; particularly law analysis and strategy development in cases involving litigation, insolvency or international trade​​

2009 - 2010


Spilbridge Attorneys at Law

2006 - 2007

Assistant, Corporate Banking Department, Trade Finance Unit

Nordea Bank Finland Plc Latvia branch

Handled guarantees, export and import letters of credit, export and import documentary collection; Consulted corporate clients on international trade finance; Summarized legislation on international trade finance; Substituted head of trade finance during her absence.​​

Education and training

2010 - 2014

Dr.iur., International Law

University of Latvia, Faculty of Law

  • Theme of dissertation: "Provisional measures in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes"
  • The International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris, MIDS Scholarship Recipient, July 2011
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, the Hague Academy Scholarship Recipient, July-August 2013
  • United States of America Law Summer School in Latvia, July 2013
  • Doctoral School "European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)": Member

2012 - 2012

Erasmus programm

Universität Salzburg, Faculty of Law

Courses: Doctoral seminar (Assessment: Excellent); International Trade and Business law (Assessment: Excellent), Comparative International Sales Law ( Assessment: Good)

2007 - 2009

LL.M International Trade and Business Law

Universidade Catolica Portuguesa

Dissertation: "Public policy exception under New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 to the enforcement of international arbitral awards"

Fifteenth Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria: Participant, 2008

Sixteenth Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria: Couch of team, 2009

2002 - 2007

Second-level professional higher education degree in Law

University of Latvia, Faculty of Law

Diploma work "Legal Problems in the Use of Documentary Credits"

2002 - 2006

Bachelor’s degree of professional higher education in Business Administration

Banking Institution of Higher Education

Bachelor's Paper "Compliance with International Trade Requirements"


Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

  • ​Course: Novelty in the ethics of research, 24.02.2016-09.03.2016
  • Course: Effective management of research, 03.05.2016-17.05.2016
  • Creative Industries Conference, 19.02.2016

Field of research

  • International Commercial Law
  • EU Law
  • Commercial Law
  • International Investment Law

Head of the study programme

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Master, Full-time studies, International Business and Law​

Supervised study course

European Law, Introduction in the Theory of Law, International Commercial Law, International Competition Law​

Supervised and reviewed student research papers


Master's theses: 6

qualification papers:15


Master's theses: 7

qualification papers: 15


  • D.Škutāns., M.Ābula. Parliament against the Supreme Court. 16 June 2009, "Jurista Vārds" (in Latvian)
  • M.Ābula. Provisional measures in arbitration proceedings in Latvia. Proceedings of the 52nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University (2010), ISBN 978-9984-14-482-5 (in Latvian)
  • M.Ābula. Provisional Measures in International Commercial Arbitration in the European Union Context. „European Intigration and Baltic Sea Region: Diversity and Perspectives"conference Volume 1, 2011. ISBN 978-9984-45-398-9 (in English)
  • M.Ābula. Provisional Measures in International Arbitration. Proceedings of the 53nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University (2012), ISBN 978-9984-14-563-1 (in Latvian)
  • M.Ābula. "Ex parte" provisional measures in international commercial arbitration. „Международная и внутригосударственная правовая политика в условиях глобализации: проблемы теории и практики" (сборник статей по материалам международной научной конференции 13-15 октября (2011), Тambov, Russia, ISBN 978-5-4343-0048-3 (in English)
  • M.Ābula. The Role of National Courts in Provisional Measure Proceedings in International Arbitration. Collection of Articles of 70th conference of University of Latvia (2012). (in Latvian)
  • M.Ābula. Jurisdiction of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to decide on provisional measures. Journal of the University of Latvia, No.4. Sciences of Law for Future, 2013. (in Latvian)
  • ·M.Ābula, I.Dovladbekova, A.Berķe-Berga. Review of the legal issues of employee share ownership in EU. International Conference "New Challenges of Economic and Business Development – 2016: Society, Innovations and Collaborative Economy": Riga, Latvia, May 12–14, 2016. Proceedings. Riga: University of Latvia, 2016, ISBN 978-9934-18-140-5, p. 11.
  • M.Ābula. Evaluation of Investment Court system. Latvijas Universitātes 74. Zinātniskās konferences rakstu krājums, Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2016, ISBN 978-9934-18-157-3, p. 24.
  • M.Ābula. Plaģiāts akadēmiskajā vide. Akadēmiskā dzīve, Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2016/2017, ISBN 978-9934-18-198-6, US ISSN 0516-3145, 118-122.lpp.
    ▪ A.Berķe-Berga, I.Dovladbekova, M.Ābula. Managerial ownership and firm performance: evidenceof listed companies in the Baltics. Polish Journal of Management Studies, 2017, Vol.15, No 2.p.273-
    ▪ M.Ābula. Investor state arbitration as part of EU's judicial system. EU and comparative law issuesand challenges series (ECLIC), Issue 2, 2018, ISSN 2459-9425, p.687-699.26.


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