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    Our Arbitration Team has an extensive experience in both domestic and international arbitration. For over 20 years, we have been representing Turkish and multinational clients before ICC and ICSID tribunals in relation to complex commercial and investment disputes.

    Our arbitration practice is led by Prof. Dr. M. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu and Mrs. Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen.

    Prof. Dr. M. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu has acted as counsel in more than twenty five arbitrations. He also acted as co-arbitrator and chairman in a number of others. He is listed as an arbitrator at ICC and ICSID. He has taken part in many seminars and conferences on arbitration as guest speaker and/or panelist.

    Mrs. Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen has been leading the arbitration practice alongside Prof. Dr. M. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu since 2005. She is the exclusive provider of updates on international arbitration for Turkey for the International Law Office online publication. She also teaches a course on international arbitration at Yeditepe University in Istanbul. She is a member of ASA, ASA Below 40, ICC Turkish National Committee, LCIA, YIAG and Young ICCA.


    • Eda Cerrahoglu Balssen's article regarding the applicability of the law regarding the obligatory use of Turkish in agreements between two Turkish parties on the validity of arbitration agreements is out in International Law Offıce online publication.

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    • Seda Akipek and Müjdem Aksoy's article on implications of changes in the Turkish Commercial Code allowing electronic company meetings has been published in International Financial Law Review (IFRL).

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    We work with a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations...



    Cerrahoglu Law Firm is recognized for the calibre of our lawyers, level of service, and unflagging commitment to client success.