In the course of the past year, the Turkish courts have issued various decisions in relation to arbitration matters, which may be of interest to arbitration practitioners, and parties who have chosen or are considering to choose arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism. Furthermore, as arbitration becomes a choice of dispute resolution mechanism for wider audiences, arbitration institutions take action to better cater to the needs of the practitioners and parties alike to provide them a just, efficient and accessible process. Some of the significant Turkish court decisions and developments around the world in the past year, relating to arbitration, have been compiled here.
Ismail G. Esin is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Istanbul office. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Turkish National Committee, the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) Advisory Committee.
Yalın is a partner of the Tier 1 dispute resolution practice of Esin Attorney Partnership. Yalın has been an individually ranked lawyer for several years. He provides assistance to his clients on various arbitrations and arbitration-related matters and off-shore disputes and arbitrations. He also acts as a litigator, representing clients in complex commercial disputes and provides assistance to his clients in all fields of dispute resolution. His practice includes disputes involving all matters of commercial law and code of obligations, and on matters concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards or foreign court decisions. He has a lot of in depth-knowledge in respect of the issues concerning the enforcement or validity of arbitration agreements or awards and is also a (irregular) visiting scholar in respect of arbitration topics.
Ceyda is an associate of the Tier 1 dispute resolution practice of Esin Attorney Partnership. Ceyda focuses on advising clients on managing risk and resolving complex disputes relating to M&A, shareholders' agreements, FIDIC form of contracts and EMI projects. She represents foreign and local clients before arbitral tribunals and before all levels of domestic courts, mainly in connection with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. In addition to commercial dispute resolution, she regularly advises clients regarding corporate matters and particularly on complex M&A deals. She also advises on investment disputes and acts as tribunal secretary in arbitral proceedings.
Barkın Işık is an associate at Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie where he focuses on dispute resolution. Barkın Işık can be reached at [email protected] and +90 2123766406.