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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.

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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.

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Yalin Akmenek is co-leading the Dispute Resolution Practice of Esin Attorney Partnership with several years' experience working on and leading various aspects of substantial disputes. Yalin has extensive experience in disputes with an international element or disputes arising from complex commercial transactions. His practice is mostly focused on commercial and capital markets disputes, with a specific focus on shareholder and M&A disputes, in Turkish courts and also arbitral tribunals. In addition, Yalın has solid experience concerning Turkish clients' disputes outside of Turkey as well as contentious multinational projects.

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Ceyda Sıla Çetinkaya is an associate at Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie where she focuses on dispute resolution. She is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association.

Barkin Isik
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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.