ARBITRATOR LIST

Ahmet Sait AKBOĞA

Arbitrator

Ahmet Sait AKBOĞA completed his undergraduate education at Fırat University in 1998 as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. After that, he completed his MBA education at Ufuk University in 2013. Throughout his career, he has successfully fulfilled different roles at many reputable organizations, especially in many electricity distribution companies. Since 2018, he has been successfully serving as the President’s Advisor to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority. He is also a member of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO), the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB), and the Architects and Engineers Group (MMG).


Rıdvan AKTÜRK

Arbitrator

Rıdvan Aktürk, completed his BSc and MSc in the Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1994, has received an MBA degree from London Middlesex University Business School. Mr. Aktürk is currently serving as a Board Member and consultant in different sectors including energy, technology and entrepreneurship. He has over 25 years of knowledge and experience in a wide range that will cover all activities in the energy sector, especially in electricity, oil and gas. Mr. Aktürk has worked and managed for years in engineering, design, manufacturing and application projects in the field of electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems. He has been involved in Turkey’s leading projects and conducted international negotiations in large-scale transportation, processing, storage and trade in the oil and gas industries. For more than 12 years, he served as Coordinator, Director, General Manager, Chairman of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Board of Directors in different units of Çalık Enerji & affiliates. He has particular experience in M&A, transformation and restructuring, corporate finance and innovative implementation operations and has a successful management career in senior management positions in international energy projects and energy diplomacy.


Iryna AKULENKA

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Mrs. AKULENKA is a qualified engineer with fourteen years of experience, including seven years of managing construction and engineering projects, and more recently, in contractual claims preparation and defense as well as dispute work (expert work and Alternative Dispute Resolution). She is a fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and acts as an arbitrator in construction disputes. Iryna specializes in contracts and quantum and is known for her ability to quickly get to the roots of the issues and develop strong arguments whilst keeping an eye on details. Prior to joining HKA, Iryna has held project management positions with consultancies in the United Arab Emirates, where she managed the commercial, financial, and technical delivery aspects of numerous design and construction projects, and focused on developing client relationships in the MENA and CIS countries.  Also, she is the Chair of the UAE Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the approved faculty on the International Arbitration pathway.


Alexey ANISCHENKO

Arbitrator

Alexey Anischenko is a partner at Sorainen, where he leads International Arbitration. He is also head of the Dispute Resolution, Competition & Regulatory, Tax & Customs Practice Groups in Belarus office. Alexey has over fifteen years’ experience as counsel, expert, arbitrator and mediator with a particular focus on complex international disputes involving Belarusian state and private companies in such sectors as infrastructure, machinery, TMT, banking, insurance and construction. Apart from the intensive practice, Alexey is a senior lecturer at the Belarusian State University and active speaker at seminars and conferences. He co-authored around 100 publications on the topics of the international trade and dispute resolution, including first comprehensive award winning textbook on international commercial arbitration in Belarus. Alexey is ICC CIArb Advanced Arbitration Academy alumni. In 2020 Alexey also joined the VIAC International Advisory Board.


Metin AYDIN

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Metin Aydın, who has been the Director of Kayseri Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş. (KEPSAŞ) since December 2015, graduated from Yıldız University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering in 1991. He worked as an engineer until 1997 after completing his military service as a control engineer at the Ankara Construction Real Estate Directorate in the Ministry of Defense. Subsequently, he worked at various levels in TEDAŞ Amasya Establishment Directorate and TEDAŞ General Directorate from 1997 to 2007, as a technical chief in the General Directorate of Market Financial Settlement Center (MFSC) of Turkey Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) from 2007 to 2015. And since June 2015, he served as Ankara Branch Manager of KEPSAS. He participated as a participant and trainer in programs related to the electricity market held in Turkey and abroad. He is a Board Member of the Energy Law Research Institute.


Dr. Zeynep Nihal AYDINOĞLU

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Att. Dr. Zeynep Nihal Aydınoğlu graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2010. Aydınoğlu, who completed her internship in Ankara Bar Association in 2011, started her master’s degree in Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Public Law in the same year and completed her master’s education with the thesis of “Observation and Audit Obligation of the Administration in Public Services Carried out by Private Persons.” From 2013 to 2021, she worked as a research assistant at the Administrative Law Department of Çankaya University Faculty of Law. She graduated from the same university in 2020 with her PhD dissertation titled “Renewable Energy Production with the Dimension of Administrative Law in Turkish and German Law.” During her PhD studies, she was a visiting scholar at Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and researched renewable energy production in German Law. Aydınoğlu has a monograph book and articles on administrative law and administrative judiciary. Aydınoğlu speaks German and English.


Bennar AYDOĞDU

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Bennar Aydoğdu holds degrees from Marmara University, Istanbul Commerce University, Hague Academy of International Law, Istanbul Aydın University, and the College of Law of England and Wales on international arbitration, the law of international commerce, European Union, mergers-acquisitions, mediation. She has 18 years of experience in international arbitration and international trade areas. She has been involved in nearly 80 arbitration practices as an arbitrator or counsel of parties. She is also a mediator and instructor of international arbitration. She has recently been appointed a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. She is working as the co-chair of ICC Turkey Arbitration Commission, member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Board of Management, chair of CIArb Education and Membership Committee, member of CIArb Examinations Board, and vice-chair of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Center (BTSOTAM). She is the founding partner of BENNARB Law Firm.


Filip BALCERZAK

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Filip Balcerzak, is a lawyer, arbitrator and associate professor. He specializes in commercial dispute resolution at both national and international levels. His experience includes advising and representing parties in international arbitrations. He is included in the panels of arbitrators of four courts of arbitration in Poland: Lewiatan Court of Arbitration in Warsaw, Commercial Arbitration Court in Poznań, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Importers, Exporters and Cooperation in Poznań and Online Arbitration Court in Wrocław. He completed his LL.M. studies at the University of Ottawa, specializing in International Trade and Foreign Investment Law. Subsequently he was granted a Ph.D. in public international law by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is fluency in English and Spanish. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He has authored numerous publications on international investment arbitration.


Dr. Zuhal BEREKET BAŞ

Arbitrator

Att. Dr. Zuhal Bereket Baş graduated from Dicle University Faculty of Law in 1989 and started to work as the Investigation Judge in the 10th Chamber of the Council of State. During her tenure at the Council of State between 1999-2000, she served in Paris to “judge and research” the French Council of State and the Paris Administrative Court, representing the Turkish Council of State. She completed her MSc in Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Public Law in 1995, and prepared her thesis titled “General Principles of Law and Council of State”. In 2002, she completed her doctorate at Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Public Law with her thesis titled “The Absolute Liability of the Administration”. In 2005, while she was working as an Investigation Judge in the 5th Chamber of the Council of State, she left her duty and started to work as a lawyer registered to the Ankara Bar Association. After working as the managing partner [senior partner] of Bulut Law Firm in 2005, he left in September 2011 and established Vizyon Law Firm. Since September 2011, she has been working as a Founding / Managing Partner in Vizyon Law Firm. She is also a Board Member of the Energy Law Research Institute.


Saadia BHATTY

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Saadia Bhatty, is a dual-qualified lawyer admitted to the New York bar and the Paris bar and Counsel in the International Dispute Resolution team of Gide’s London office. She advises and represents States and private entities on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious international dispute resolution law matters, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters. Saadia has acted as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of various institutions, dealing with the laws of both civil and common-law jurisdictions, in particular in the energy, oil & gas and construction sectors, involving especially Africa, the Middle East and Asia. A graduate from Harvard Law School, the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities and speaks at conferences in international arbitration across the globe.


Serdar BİLGİ

Arbitrator

Serdar Bilgi earned his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering at Istanbul Yıldız Technical University in 1976. He continued his education attending professional development programs in Bristol, England. Upon his return to Turkey, he joined the leading petrochemical company in Turkey, Petkim Petrokimya Holding in 1980. Throughout his 25 years of service in Petkim, he has taken on various management responsibilities leading to the Assistant General Manager. During his leadership, the Petkim Aliaga complex has secured and successfully executed a $400 million investment leading to drastic capacity increase, bottleneck reduction, and rehabilitation.  During his last years in Petkim, he served as the president of the petrochemical industry committee formed by the Turkish Ministry of Planning and Development, committee member & delegate to UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Serdar Bilgi joined Milangaz Company (part of Demirören Group) in 2006 as a regional investment expert. During his 6 year service, he oversaw the management and implementation of LPG and diesel facilities, dolphin platforms, and pipeline projects. He is a founding member and the vice president of the Turkish Petrochemistry Association.


Güryay BİNGÖL

Arbitrator

Att. Güryay Bingöl after graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2001, has started to work as a trainee lawyer in Yazıcı Attorney Partnership, one of Turkey’s leading law firm  and left as partnerin 2018. Throughout his career, he has worked on both conventional energy resources such as petroleum, natural gas, coal and renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and geothermal, and also provided legal opinions to companies operating in these areas in line with the energy legislation in terms of both company management and commercial activities. Since 2018, he has been serving in Özkan Gürden Bingöl Attorney Partnership, of which he is one of the founders, to international clients in areas such as energy law, construction projects, corporate law and corporate governance, M&A, real estate law, IT law. He also represents his clients in Turkish courts and international arbitrations authorities. Güryay Bingöl also received a MSc in economics law from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2005 and in international business law at Westminster University in London, in 2012. He has been teaching cyber law as a part-time lecturer at Boğaziçi University since 2016.


Jonathan W. BLYTHE

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Jonathan W. Blythe is a senior partner of Senguler & Senguler, with nearly 25 years of experience in the Turkish legal market. Having completed an MA (Law) at Istanbul University, in 1995 he set up and ran the Istanbul Office of the Scottish oil and gas law firm Ledingham Chalmers until 2004. Recognized as one of the most experienced foreign attorneys in the sector, he has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, energy, finance, banking, and project work and provides legal advice to clients in various industries. Being able to negotiate the Turkish language and knowledge of the local market has helped many foreign investors.Advising on merger and acquisition deals and providing daily support on corporate matters for multinational clients is an integral part of its practice. Jonathan is also a qualified arbitrator sitting in ICC cases. He is a member of the Law Association of England and Wales, the Scottish Law Association, the International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-CIArb, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the British Turkish Law Association.


Joséphine Hage CHAHINE

Arbitrator

Joséphine Hage Chahine joined Leboulanger & Associés in 2015. She has been assisting the Firm’s team in ongoing ICC international arbitration cases as well as in a post-arbitration proceedings (stay of enforcement of an arbitral award and annulment proceedings of an award) before French Courts. Her practice includes a wide range of disputes such as sales, transport, construction, corporate, joint ventures, banking & finance. Josephine Hage Chahine is regularly appointed Administrative Secretary to Arbitral Tribunals in institutional and ad hoc arbitration cases. She completed his master’s degree at Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) in 2010 and his doctorate at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University in 2016. He still continues to give lectures in the field of banking law at Paris I Sorbonne University (France). Prior to joining Leboulanger & Associés, she was in charge of teaching civil, corporate, bankruptcy and credit instruments laws as a tutor at the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.  She registered with the Beirut Bar Association since 2014 and with the Paris Bar Association since 2017. She is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, the French Arbitration Commission (CFA-40) and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). She speaks Arabic, English and French.


Jamal CHAYKHOUNI

Arbitrator

Jamal Chaykhouni has over 35 years of success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Land, Sea Ports & Airports expertise, a world proficient in Project Management, Feasibility studies projects, ADR & International Arbitration, Certified Contracts Experts , in Construction, Real Estate & Energy Expert Witness, Claim Preparation & delay dispute Analyst, Contract & Dispute Resolution, President founder of Canada Quality Experts CQE since 2005 and active member of ICCA , ICC and IBA the International Bar Association. A Certified Adjudicator from Malaysian KLRCA, a Certified Construction & Real Estate Arbitrator & Expert at Dubai Courts & Ministry Of Justice Engineering Expert. A Certified Arbitrator from Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands in 2017. A Certified Mediator from School of Law International University of Business& Economy in Beijing-China, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Construction & Real Estate Valuer from the Dubai Real Estate Institute and an Engineer Expert in Dubai and UAE Federal Court in Construction and Real Estate Disputes with over 1600 cases since 2006, an Active Arbitrator and Member of DIAC-DIFC with over 60 cases as an Arbitrator since 2007. Jamal has over 15 years of arbitral experience. He has worked with DIAC –DIFC as an active member and arbitrator from 2006 to present day. He is an Expert in Dubai Court since 2006, Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Courts since 2013,UAE Federal Courts since 2013. He has arbitrated over 60 cases as an Arbitrator and over 1600 cases in Expert Witness Report in UAE Courts.


Anthony CONNERTY

Arbitrator

Anthony Connerty  specialises in the field of commercial dispute resolution as Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator and he is a barrister at the Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC.He has acted as Counsel in most English courts and in courts of foreign jurisdiction. As an ADR lawyer he has acted as Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator in international arbitrations and mediations processes in countries around the world under the Rules of many of the major international arbitration and mediation institutions. His areas of experience include complex international multi-million U.S. dollar cases involving general commercial disputes; oil and gas; metals; cotton; banking; online dispute resolution; art law. He has a particular interest in China and has been a member of the CIETAC Panel of arbitrators since 1997. He is also a member of international arbitration panels in a number of countries, including Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Süleyman ÇETİN

Arbitrator

Att. Süleyman Çetin, who is the founder of Çetin Law Firm,  graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law. After graduating from the Faculty of Law, he served as a judge candidate in the Ministry of Justice between 1990-1991 and subsequently began working as Legal Counsel in Turkey Is Bankasi AS. Upon being elected as a Board Member of Ankara Bar Association in 2002, he left his job at the Bank and founded his  Law Firm. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, responsible for human rights, consumer rights, occupational issues, Intellectual Property and Competition Law, social security, environment, culture-arts, social-sports relations in Turkey Bar Association and Ankara Bar Association. He took part in the organization of local radio and television stations in Ankara and carried out legal studies on copyright and RTÜK. He served as a Board Member of RATEF-Radio and Television Broadcasters Federation. He  continues to perform the program called HUKUK SAATİ, which is broadcast live every Friday at 14:05 on TRT TSR. He was involved in the TEMA Ankara organization in 1997. After serving as Legal Unit Officer and Deputy Representative, he was elected as Ankara Provincial Representative. In 1999, he actively took part in the organization of 13 provinces.  As the first Regional Representatives across Turkey, he served as Regional Representative of Central Anatolia for two years.  He is still a member of the Foundation Advisory Board and a Legal Consultant. He teaches “Law of Attorney and Notary Law” as a lecturer at HBV University Faculty of Law and Vocational School of Justice. He is a Board Member and Vice President of the Anatolian Mediators Association.


Hüsamettin DANIŞ

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Hüsamettin Danış has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation in 1973 as an engineer in the company’s refinery in Izmir. During this initial period, he was sent to Universal Oil Products Company to receive specialized training in the refining and petroleum industry. Ascending steadily in his career, Mr. Danis served different duties.  In 1986 Mr. Danis was appointed as Regional vice Director for Izmir Refinery, and in 1988 as Regional Vice-director for Izmit Refinery. The board of the company appointed Mr. Danis in 1992 as the Assistant General Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation, shortly TUPRAS. In 1997 Mr. Danis was appointed as the General Manager and after a month later he was chosen as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Danis brings to the task his experience from a 33-year experience working his career from bottom to top in Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS). As the General Manager, he devised a plan called “Master Investment Plan” which would later boost operational profitability and adapt the production by the EU norms. He successfully led and implemented the 2.2 billion US dollar worth plan.  Since joining the company, Mr. Danis solved numerous problems in the sector and brought the company to a point with a robust financial structure.  Mr. Danis achieved a roughly eight-fold increase in the company’s worth by accurately timed investments, and by bringing down operational costs combined with a very transparent management system. In January 2006, after TUPRAS was privatized, Mr. Danis was offered a transfer by one of Turkey’s largest LPG companies, Demiroren Group. Since then he serves as the General Coordinator and Member of the Board of Demiroren Group giving shape to investments and expansion plans for the future. He left this company, to continue in a family company, working in the construction business. He has a vast 33-year-experience in the refining, petroleum, and energy sectors. He speaks English fluently.


Assoc. Prof. Dmitry DAVYDENKO

Arbitrator

Dmitry Davydenko is a known Russian expert in mediation, arbitration and private international law. Practicing in legal consulting for more than 15 years he has been involved in many Russian and cross-border litigations and arbitrations relating to various economic sectors, including natural resources and construction works. He has taken part in international arbitrations under the Rules of ICC and other arbitral institutions. He also provides expertise on Russian legal matters, especially on procedural law, the judicial system, regulation of business, civil and commercial law. He is the author of over 80 research papers (including 2 books) published in Russia, the UK, US, Germany and other countries covering various issues of transnational dispute resolution, regulation of international trade. Listed as a recommended arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as of the Russian Arbitration Center.Director and co-editor of CIS Arbitration Forum, a think-tank focusing on dispute resolution involving parties from the region. Included in the list of best practitioners in arbitration in Russia under 45 as of the years 2017 – 2020 by Who’s Who Legal and GAR.


Arsin DEMİR

Arbitrator

Att. Arsin Demir, the founder of DEMİR & DEMİR law office, graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 1999 and registered with the Izmir Bar Association. He provides legal services to many corporate companies in areas of specialization such as Energy Law, Commercial Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law. He has been provided legal services in several projects regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency. He also took part n Turkey Wind Energy Congress, Istanbul Technical University, Meteorology and Law Workshop, Yildiz Technical University Wind Energy Days, International Environment and Energy Conference, International 100% Renewable Energy Conference, Izmir Bar Association Energy Law Panel and Biogas Energy and Environment Conference as a speaker. He provides legal consultancy to Verimder – Energy Efficiency in Buildings Association and serves as the Legal Coordinator of the Environmental Energy Association. He is also the Chairman of the Agricultural Law Association,the Vice Chairman of the International Tourism Association and a Board Member of the Energy Law Research Institute.


Okan DEMİRKAN

Arbitrator

Okan Demirkan joined the Firm in 2010 after spending ten years in the Istanbul, Ankara and London offices of a major Istanbul-based law firm, bringing with him substantial experience in energy, infrastructure and dispute resolution. He currently leads the Firm’s Dispute Resolution, Energy & Infrastructure and Ethics & Compliance practices. Okan Demirkan represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, employment related disputes, intellectual property claims, administrative disputes, enforcement and set-aside lawsuits and criminal proceedings in relation to white-collar crimes, at all levels of Turkish courts. With significant experience of almost 20 years in international arbitration, he regularly serves as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness in various commercial disputes involving Turkish law. In Who’s Who Legal 2019 and 2020, Okan has been recognized as a “Future Leader of the Arbitration World” in Turkey. Okan Demirkan has successfully represented several international clients as well as local entities both in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings concerning disputes arising from major infrastructure projects including build-operate-transfer (BOT) model investments, share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, EPC contracts and licensing contracts. In 2016 he acted as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration and in 2017 he was sole arbitrator in a dispute before the Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC). In 2017 he was an expert witness in an LCIA arbitration concerning a 49 billion dollar claim arising from a major international energy project.


Steve DEVEREUX

Arbitrator

He graduated from Hull College of Technology as a Mechanical Engineer. After this, he worked with different titles at a lot of reputable firms such as Dubai Petroleum. Also, he has published two books on the Drilling topic, “Practical well planning and drilling manual” and “Drilling technology in non-technical language”. Currently, he is an active FCIarb Arbitrator, a Chartered Engineer, and he acts as a Drilling Expert Witness. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Energy Arbitration Club in London. Member of LMAA. Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Metallurgy.


Dr. Kabir DUGGAL

Arbitrator

Dr. Kabir Duggal focuses on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law matters, serving as counsel and arbitrator. Dr. Duggal has experience includes complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts worldwide.  He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel “Investment Support Program”.  He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board). He is elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC) and also serves on its Academic Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC). Dr. Duggal is also a member of the Young Practitioners Subcommittee for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. Dr. Duggal has received several accolades for his work in international arbitration and public international law. He has been ranked as the 4th Most Highly Regarded Future Leader in the Americas by Who’s Who Legal (2019) and was the youngest practitioner to be listed in the Global Listing of Arbitrators by Who’s Who Legal (2020). Dr. Duggal has been ranked as among the “Top Ten Arbitrators” for the Asia Pacific Region by the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) and received the “2019 Equality and Diversity Award in Dispute Resolution” by Prime Dispute in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Duggal was awarded the “2020 Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year for the Americas.”


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cafer EMİNOĞLU

Arbitrator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cafer Eminoğlu is a faculty member at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (AYBÜ) Faculty of Law, Department of Commercial Law and Senior Consultant at Eminoğlu Law Firm. Registered in Ankara Bar Association, Dr. Eminoğlu is a theorist in Energy Law as well as Corporate Law, Negotiable Instruments Law, Commercial Business Law and other fields of Commercial Law and Contract Law and since a long time has been working as practitioners especially in Turkey and Austria. Dr. Eminoğlu has written academic studies in Turkish, German and English in the specified fields and teaches as a professor in the relevant languages. Dr. Cafer Eminoğlu completed the Undergraduate and Graduate Education Program of the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna in 2006, the Ankara University Law Faculty Undergraduate Program in 2009, and the Vienna University Faculty of Law Doctorate Program in 2010 by presenting his thesis on corporate law. Between May 2011 and February 2013, Dr. Eminoğlu worked as a lawyer and foreign contract negotiator at Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAŞ). On the list of arbitrators of the Vienna Arbitration Center (VIAC), Dr. Eminoğlu has also worked as an arbitrator in various disputes within the scope of TOBB Arbitration. Dr. Eminoğlu has worked as a practitioner in the field of energy law and the energy market, especially in the natural gas market for many years, conducted academic studies, presented papers in many scientific and sectoral meetings, and was appointed as an expert by courts in related fields.


Emin ENER

Arbitrator

Emin Ener is a civil engineer and has experience in the conformance of all projects to the contract and the management of the entire Project related to different applications of Civil Engineering (highways, art structures, traffic, maintenance, operation, etc.). He has specialized in motorway projects and especially in all kinds of projects and construction control related to tunnels, viaducts and long span bridges that require advanced technology, giving and finalizing technical opinions and ensuring coordination between all parties. Emin Ener graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 1986, and then completed his education in Middle East Technical University Faculty of Engineering and USA Federal Highway Administration. The main fields of activity that he gained experience throughout his engineering life are mainly large public projects like highways, traffic, maintenance, operation, bridge, tunnel, etc.  He worked as a Civil Engineer at the General Directorate of Highways in the following units: the Head of the Operations Department, the General Manager Consultant and the Board Member of the Turkish National Committee of Roads, the Head of the Bridges Department, the Head of the Highways Department, the Highway Maintenance Operation Branch Manager.


Asu ERGÜLER

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Asu Ergüler, an expert on renewable energy and sustainable development, is the founding partner and general manager of Responsible Business Management (RBM) company, which specializes in project development and investments in developing countries based in Switzerland. RBM, mainly in Turkey market, offers advisory services on the development of geothermal fields, project financing, geothermal drilling risk management, solar energy, hybrid applications, HPP and  ensuring energy investment opportunities abroad for domestic investors. After graduating from Vienna Technical University, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial-Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Asu Ergüler completed his postgraduate studies in Environmental Engineering at Vienna Technical University and Mexico City UNAM University.  He has worked on various energy projects related to solar energy, HPPs, geothermal energy, energy efficiency and electricity distribution in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North-South America and Australia. To the private sector and governments; He has provided consultancy on subjects such as energy investments, climate change and sustainable development. In the 1990s; he managed the project “Urban Air Pollution in Mega Cities of the World” financed by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was named “Global Leader” in 2004 for his contributions to international development; at the special invitation of United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he participated in the UN Leaders Summit and served as a consultant within the scope of the Millennium Development Project, which aims a better life for future generations.


Prof. Dr. Mustafa ERKAN

Arbitrator

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erkan is  an academic at Marmara University Faculty of Law, department of Private International Law. Having graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1999, he completed his master’s degree at the University of Leicester (England) and then completed his doctorate at the University of Exeter (England). He has experience in Dispute Resolution in International Energy Investments, International Private Law, International Commercial Law and Political Risks and Prevention in International Energy Investments. He gives lectures on Mediation in Commercial Disputes and Arbitration and Energy Law and has been a panelist at numerous conferences in these subject areas. ERKAN, having studies in the fields of energy, arbitration and mediation, has articles in many national and international journals. He is registered with the Istanbul Bar Association and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators-AIPN.


Dr. Muzaffer EROĞLU

Arbitrator

Dr. Eroğlu works as a lecturer in Kocaeli University Faculty of Law, Department of Commercial Law. He completed his undergraduate education in Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2000. In 2001, he completed his internship training in Ankara Bar Association and registered to the Bar Association. Later, he continued his education in England as a state scholarship and received his master’s degree (LLM) in International Business Law from the University of Kent in 2003 and his doctorate (PhD) degrees from the University of London, Queen Mary College in 2007. Having settled in Istanbul in 2008, Dr. Eroğlu still continues his academic career here. Dr. Eroğlu gives lectures and trainings at both Kocaeli University and different universities at undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of commercial law, corporate law, competition law and energy law. Dr. Eroglu has conducted various researches and studies on corporate law and corporate governance at Max Planct Private Law Institute in Germany in 2010, at the University of Oslo in Norway in 2011 and 2013, and at the European Institutute of Florence in 2015 in Italy. He is a member of Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum. He is a member of the Sustainable Corporate Law Project, an international project run by the University of Oslo. He also voluntarily acts as the legal advisor of the Independent Woman Directors Project run by Sabancı University. Dr. Eroğlu has focused his academic studies on corporate law, corporate governance, competition law and energy law. He has a book called Multinational Enterprises and Tort Liabilities published in the UK and numerous academic studies and conference speeches published in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance, competition law and energy law. Dr. Eroğlu is also a member of the Academic Board of the Turkey Corporate Management Association. He also provides training and consultancy services to companies in the private sector in the fields of corporate law, competition law and energy law.


Asst. Prof. Dr. Serhat ESKİYÖRÜK

Arbitrator

Dr. Eskiyörük is an academic at Adana BTÜ Faculty of Social Sciences. He has been acted as an Arbitrator, Counsel and Legal Expert in ICSID, ISTAC, LCIA, ICC, TOBB, Czech Arbitration Court and ICA arbitrations. Dr. Eskiyörük was a Founding President of TBB (Union of Turkish Bars) Arbitration Center, TBMM Legislation Commissioner of Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC) Act and Delegate of ICSID Arbitration Rules Reform. He is a member of Working Group of ICC National Committee (Turkey) on Arbitration, listed as Arbitrator at TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), General Secretary of ILA (International Law Association) Turkish Branch, Lecturer and Fellow of CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrator), Member of IBA (International Bar Association) Arbitration Subcommittee, Willem C.Vis International Arbitration Debate Competition Coaching, National Committee Member of International des Advocates (UIA) and Mediator at Ministry of Justice. Mr. Eskiyörük completed his PhD at University of London (IALS) on International Dispute Resolution. He was a visiting academic at Georgetown University, Washington DC, University of Cologne in Germany, did Legal Research at Harvard University and Private Law Institute of Oslo University. He has got Certificate on The Settlement of Disputes under the World Trade Organization (WTO) from UNITAR, Certificate on the Settlement of Investment Disputes from World Trade Institute and University of Bern, Advanced Course on Arbitration and Mediation under the WIPO Rules from World Intellectual Property Organization and Certificate on International Commercial Arbitration from Cologne University.  Dr. Eskiyoruk is a member of IDR Group (UK), Institute of World Business Law (ICC), , Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and its Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS), International Bar Association (IBA), British Turkish Lawyers Association (BTLA), World Energy Council Turkey, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMMA) Supp., International Law Association (ILA) and International Law Institute (ILI) Istanbul.


Peter FOREMAN

Arbitrator

Peter Foreman is an English-qualified lawyer, based in Scotland, who has spent much of his career in the offshore oil & gas engineering and construction sector as Legal Director and latterly as Executive Vice President for major contractors. He is currently a consultant working mainly in the offshore energy sectors providing advice and support on contract negotiations and the avoidance of disputes, and their resolution where such efforts are unsuccessful. Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Accredited Mediator, and co-author of the Scottish Arbitration Handbook. He was formerly the external examiner in arbitration law, among other subjects, for the University of Aberdeen.


Mehmet GIREP

Arbitrator

Mehmet GIREP completed his undergraduate education at the engineering faculty of Istanbul Technical University as an Electrical Engineer. GIREP started his professional career in 1983, has performed various duties, primarily as manager and engineer, in many respected organizations during this period. He founded Mehmet GIREP Consulting Company in 2016. He continues his career in Mehmet GIREP Consultancy Company by providing consultancy services on renewable energy resources projects and the Turkish Energy Market.


Angela GRAHAME QC

Arbitrator

Angela Grahame QC, a practising member of Compass Chambers in Edinburgh, was admitted Advocate to the Scottish Bar in 1995 and took silk in Scotland in 2009. She was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an Honorary Lecturer with a Special Interest in International Arbitration at the University of Aberdeen and practices in Domestic and International Arbitration. She undertakes a wide range of civil litigation and arbitration. She has acquired a specialism in public inquiries, all of which have had a high profile. Her many practice areas over the years have included cases involving judicial review, civil liberties, human rights, complex harassment cases, contract and commercial cases. She has been retained as counsel and appointed as an Arbitrator in international arbitrations, as well as Tribunal Secretary. She has also written and lectured extensively on the subject. She is qualified as an Accredited Mediator and is now on the Mediation Panel for Edinburgh Sheriff Court Mediation Service.


Lucy GREENWOOD

Arbitrator

Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has practised international arbitration since 1998 and has acted as arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations since becoming a full time arbitrator in 2017. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations. Her experience includes: heavy oil, renewables technologies, pricing and liquidated damages, joint operating agreements, energy exploration including ultra deepwater and FPSOs, fracking and rig lease agreements, environmental issues, land based and offshore drilling rig services contracts, construction of power projects and solar power generation, construction of mines, taxation, manufacture of buoyancy devices and maritime chains, mining services contracts, delay damages, completion certificates, exercise of performance bonds/guarantees and the validity of variations; sports licensing issues, non payment of royalty obligations, software licenses, IT patent licensing disputes, license and distribution agreements, friction materials, ferroalloys, polyethylene tubing, joint venture agreements and royalty issues, professional sports management, IP media rights, telecommunications, soft drinks and aircraft, charterparties; financial services issues including market timing, IPOs, insurance disputes, and security for costs applications. Lucy Greenwood is listed on the AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, the ICDR Panel, AAA Panel of Arbitrators for Large, Complex Cases, the CPR Institute Oil and Gas Panel, WIPO, ACICA (Australian Centre for International Dispute Resolution) HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), Asian International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Dispute Adjudication Service’s Presidential Panel, and on the panels of numerous other arbitral institutions, as well as on Global Arbitration Review’s Arbitrator Research Tool. She is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Immediate Past Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Past Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.


Cengiz GÜNEŞ

Arbitrator

Cengiz Güneş, a senior manager in the energy and infrastructure sector since 1995, was involved in various build-operate, build-operate-transfer, transfer of operating rights and integrated infrastructure projects, feasibility and/or feasibility assessment, place of establishment selection, privatization and project and contract management of mining investments. He is still working as an investment advisor for energy and infrastructure projects and give lectureson Energy Finance at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University and on Energy Law and Regulation at Sabancı University. Having many articles and interviews published on the energy sector his published works are on Concessionary Companies, Build-Operate, Build-Operate- Transfer and Tax Practices in Transfer of Operating Rights, Energy and Infrastructure Investment Models, All Aspects of Electricity Market Applications and Commercial Applications in the Electricity Market. In the electricity sector, price prediction models, market simulation, generation planning, portfolio optimization, electricity trading, renewable energy, incentive applications, privatization and regulation, contract management are his main practice areas. He is a Board Member of the Energy Law Research Institute. He is also a founding member of TOBB Energy Council.


Yamaç GÜNEYLİ

Arbitrator

Yamaç Güneyli, a senior petroleum engineer, contracts manager and a lawyer registered at Ankara Bar Association, has an extensive experience in many energy related businesses, especially in upstream and downstream of oil business in national and private oil companies. He has over 10 years of experience in crude oil and oil product trading. He also managed vessel loading and discharge operations and involved in negotiations regarding demurrage and laytime claims. His career related to contract management started in TTOPCO, jointly owned by Genel Energy and Addax Petroleum and continued with the EPC Thermal Power Plant project in Erbil, Iraq. In 2017, he was appointed as the country manager of TPIC Colombia Branch and his international experience includes the negotiations and management of PSA, MSA, JOA, and SPA and the close-out of the share transfer of Maria Conchita gas exploration field. He is still working as a legal counsellor in Onshore & Offshore Drilling Company. Yamac holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from METU Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Department and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Cankaya University, Master of Laws from Baskent University and his LL.M. in English Law from South Wales University. He has currently studied his Ph.D. researches in Maritime law at Ankara University. He authored a book titled “Liability for Damages to Third Parties Caused by Transboundary Pipelines”.


Irina GUERIF

Arbitrator

Att. Maître Irina Guerif, a lawyer registered at the Paris Bar Association as of June 2020, specializes in commercial and business law, arbitration law, shipping law and corporate law. She began her career within the Danone group. Legal counsel at the law firm Loboda, Filimonov & Partners in Moscow, specializing in the handling of international disputes and arbitration in a wide range of industry sectors, Irina Guerif then practiced as a lawyer in Moscow and intervened in international commercial law and managed contractual litigation in a wide range of industry sectors (metal, mining, transportation, construction, cardboard). She joined the International Arbitration Chamber of Paris (CAIP) as a jurist in 2005. Deputy Secretary General in 2008, then Secretary General in 2011, Irina Guerif directed the activities of the CAIP and in parallel intervened as secretary of hearing in more than two hundred arbitrations. Irina Guerif also played the role of reviewing the CAIP‘s arbitral awards. In addition to these activities, Irina Guerif has provided training in many training sessions organized by the CAIP or in the context of conferences.


Bekir Emre HAYKIR

Arbitrator

Bekir Emre Haykır, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2001, completed International Finance Law at King’s College London and European Union Studies at Bahçeşehir University. He started his professional career as a professional staff at the Capital Markets Board in 2003, after completing his law internship. He served as Expert Lawyer, Auditor and Chairman of the Market Control Group in the Board. In 2013, he started to work as the manager responsible for financial law services at PwC Istanbul office. In 2016, he was appointed as the Vice President of the Privatization Administration. Currently, he is also a member of the board of directors of İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş. As of February 26, 2019, he was appointed as the President of the Privatization Administration by proxy.


Thomas D. HALKET

Arbitrator

Thomas D. Halket is also of  counsel to the Ferdinand IP Law Group and is the partner in charge of the Commercial Technology IPractice at Bingham McCutchen’s New York office. Prior to that, he was a partner and Co-Chair of the Technology and the Emerging Company Group of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. He has over 35 years’ experience in arbitration (as chair, sole, panel member or counsel) and mediation of over 100 international and domestic complex commercial disputes in a wide variety of matters. His international experience includes transactions in most European countries, South Africa, Israel, South America, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Korea, and other countries in the Far East. Thomas D. Halket is an independent arbitrator and Adjunct Professor at the Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses on International Arbitration Law, Commercial Technology, Licensing and Entrepreneurship Law. He has over 40 years’ domestic and international general corporate and commercial experience specializing in technology and intellectual property matters and the representation of high technology companies. He is an arbitrator and fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.


Geoffrey M Beresford HARTWELL

Arbitrator

Geoffrey Hartwell is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Arbitrator, a FIDIC accredited Adjudicator and NMA certified Mediator. A past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and President of the Society of Construction Arbitrators, Geoffrey is a Visiting Professor of Arbitration Law at the University of South Wales (formerly the University of Glamorgan). He has retired from his former practice as Senior Partner of BHA Cromwell House, Consulting Engineers, and now specialises in Arbitration and other aspects of Dispute Resolution, together with technical advisory assignments. Geoffrey’s original training as a seagoing Engineer Officer was followed by periods in Aerospace and in Nuclear Energy and Civil Power Generation before a time in General Management and Electronic Design. In forty years of Private Practice, his projects have included the modernisation of The Tower Bridge, London, extensions to the Lindsey Oil Refinery, the centralised control of water supply in East Anglia, alterations to the sewage works at Ulu Pandan, Singapore, and a roll-on, roll-off harbour for the ferry port of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. He is listed as an Adjudicator by FIDIC, as an Arbitrator by ICDR (the international arm of AAA) by CIETAC and by KLRCA among other institutions. He has acted as Chairman and Arbitrator in ICC arbitrations.


Ajmalul HOSSAIN QC

Arbitrator

Ajmalul Hossain Q.C. read law at King’s College, University of London gaining a Master’s Degree in 1977.  He is a founder member of Selborne Chambers in London from where he practises as Queen’s Counsel.  He is also a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Senior Partner of A Hossain & Associates with offices in Bangladesh, Singapore, Dubai and Geneva.  He has been appointed as sole arbitrator in two arbitrations under LCIA and BIAC Institutional Rules and two domestic arbitrations as well as co-arbitrator in several domestic and international institutional, trade and ad-hoc arbitrations.  He has experience of acting as counsel in arbitrations and mediations under institutional rules including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, ICA, RSA, PORAM and ad hoc arbitrations involving high value and multi-party cross border disputes involving governments, governmental, multinational and domestic entities.  His areas of expertise include Banking and Finance; Commercial and Financial Contracts; Construction; Energy; M&A and International Trade.  Mr Hossain is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I. Arb.) and a Certified International Arbitrator (Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution).  He is listed on  several Arbitration Panels and has provided expert opinions on the laws of England, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the European Union and Singapore.  He also sits on disciplinary panels and tribunals and has friendly firm relations with various law firms globally.


Fatih IŞIK

Arbitrator

Att. Fatih Işık completed his LL.B. studies at Galatasaray University Faculty of Law and Université de Nantes, after which he completed the Private Law Master Program at Galatasaray University Institute of Social Sciences. He is the founder of Işık & Partners Law Firm. With more than 10 years of experience, he has been working as counsel and arbitrator in national and international arbitration proceedings. In addition to his duties in arbitration proceedings, he also continues his academic activities. In addition to several articles on arbitration, his monography entitled as “Authority to Enter into Arbitration Agreements and Law Applicable to this Authority in International Commercial Arbitration” was published as a book in 2015. Att. Fatih IŞIK speaks Turkish, English, and French.


Mehmet Feridun İZGİ

Arbitrator

Mehmet Feridun İzgi, who graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2001, completed his postgraduate studies in Business law at Bilgi University in 2007. Feridun İzgi, who is currently continuing his private law doctorate studies at the thesis stage at Yeditepe University, conducted and observed researches as a Visiting Doctoral Candidate for three semesters at Columbia University in 2011. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked as a legal counsel at ENERJİSA Energy Production Inc., and between 2010 and 2012, he worked  in ACTECON Consultancy INC. as a regulatory consultancy for companies operating in the energy sector, especially regarding electricity and natural gas markets. Feridun İzgi, who focuses his studies on Energy Law, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, continues his professional activities as a lawyer registered with the Istanbul Bar Association. Feridun İzgi, who continues to work as a Founding Partner in Fırat İzgi Attorney Partnership founded in 2013, is also a member of the Energy Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), Istanbul Bar Association’s Energy Law Executive Board, Turkey Wind Energy Association and Turkey Section of the International Solar Energy Community. İzgi successfully completed the mediation training and exam organized by the Ministry of Justice Mediation Department in 2017 and received a Mediation Certificate. Izgi is also a trademark attorney.


Dr. , Capt. Vivek JAIN

Arbitrator

Dr. Jain takes his Phd degree at 2017 about international law practices from Chinese University of Political Science and Law. Dr JAIN has more experiances on teaching law practices around the world. He is also a qualified barrister at England & Wales area. He has got many knowledge about maritime law and commercial law practices. He worked several posisions about maritime law at corporate companies. He is working as Director (Claims and Legal) in ALCO and managing a team in Hong Kong/Shanghai/Singapore, right now. He also takes a part at London Maritime Arbitrators Association as an arbitrator. He is also a Master Mariner and he can see through complex technical issues in cases easily.


Dr. Shengnan JIA

Arbitrator

Dr. Shengnan Jia is a partner in Tahota Law Firm, China (2020 Global 100/The American Lawyer and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020) specialising in commercial and maritime disputes. During her practice, she has been involved in some important and complex litigation cases in the Supreme Court of P.R. of China. As an expert witness, she has been invited by international law firms to submit the expert witness opinion on Chinese commercial law in the London Court of International Arbitration. She is a Co-Founding Director of China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA), an expert of advisory panel for China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as UNCITRAL Observer on Judicial Sale of Ships; a supporting member of London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), UK; an arbitrator of Caspian Arbitration Society (CAS), Geneva; an arbitrator of Hainan International Arbitration Court, China; an expert lawyer in international commercial law nominated by Beijing Lawyer’s Association. She obtained LL.B. in Beijing Union University, her first LL.M. from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, majoring in Civil and Commercial Law and the second Master’s degree from Lund University and World Maritime University in Sweden, studying toward a combined degree in Maritime Law. She was awarded the degree of PhD in Commercial Maritime Law by City, University of London and has taught several foundation courses at the city law school. In addition, she is a professional supervisor in commercial and maritime law at School of Juris Master, China University of Political Science and Law.


Mert KARAMUSTAFAOĞLU

Arbitrator

Mert Karamustafaoğlu graduated from Istanbul Faculty of Law in 1999 and started to work as a competition specialist in the Competition Authority. Karamustafaoğlu, who spent 15 years of his working life in the positions of expert, assistant expert and chief expert in the Competition Authority, has been actively involved in privatization and all kinds of competition law examinations, especially in the electricity, fuel, natural gas, mining sectors. In addition, Mert Karamustafaoğlu, who frequently takes part in legislative studies and training activities carried out before the Competition Authority, participated in the preparation of secondary legislation on competition law, in-service training and certified internship programs. Mert Karamustafaoğlu completed his master’s degree in law at Freie Universität in Berlin in 2010 and is currently doing his doctorate in the field of energy and competition law at the same university. Mert Karamustafaoğlu, who has presented papers in areas such as competition law, energy law and consumer law at various scientific meetings, also works as an instructor within the scope of many competition law training programs organized by universities and other organizations.


Mehmet Suat KAYIKÇI

Arbitrator

Mehmet Suat Kayıkcı graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2001. Later, in 2011, he completed his master’s degree in Environment and Energy Law at Queen Mary-University of London. After completing his law internship in Ankara Bar Association, Kayıkçı started his career as an assistant specialist in the Ministry of Environment Legal Consultancy, started to work as an assistant specialist in the Energy Market Regulatory Authority in September 2004 and was appointed as Energy Specialist in January 2008. Kayıkçı, who left the Energy Market Regulatory Authority in 2014, was one of the founding partners of LBF Partners Law and Consultancy Office to continue his career as a freelance lawyer. Kayıkçı, who made presentations as an educator and speaker in many platforms, especially in the field of energy law, has a book called Petroleum Market Law, articles published in various magazines in the field of energy and reviews. Kayıkçı uses English fluently and at an academic level.


Gaston KENFACK DOUAJNI

Arbitrator

Gaston Kenfack Douajnı is a Cameroonian Magistrate, currently the Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice in Cameroon. He has obtained a Doctorate of International Economic Law at the University of Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne) in 2005. He is the Editor of the “Revue Camerounaise de l’Arbitrage”, and the President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), registered on the list of arbitrators and conciliators at ICSID, at the OHADA Commun Court of Justice and Arbitration and Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). In addition, Gaston KENFACK DOUAJNI is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and of the International Federation of Arbitration Centers and Associations (IFCAI). President of the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), he teaches business law at various universities (in Africa and Europe) and has recently been promoted as the Chair of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF).


İlker Fatih KIL

Arbitrator

İlker Fatih Kıl, who graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2002, started his graduate studies in administrative law at the same faculty in 2003. In 2008, he successfully completed his Energy and Regulation education at Michigan State University, and then, in 2013, he completed his master’s degree in International Trade and Energy Law at Dickinson School of Law, Pennstate University and is still continuing his doctoral studies in private law at Hacettepe University Faculty of Law. He started to work at the Energy Market Regulatory Authority in February 2006 and became an Energy Specialist in January 2009 by preparing his specialty thesis titled “Exclusive Purchasing Agreements between Distribution Companies and Dealers in the Turkish Fuel Market”. İlker Fatih KIL, who has focused his studies on administrative sanctions in energy law, energy law contracts and competition and regulation law, has published articles and many articles in refereed journals in the field of energy law and contributes to various training programs in the field of energy law as an instructor.


Aleksei KOROCHKIN

Arbitrator

Before joining Bureau 24 Law Group Aleksei Korochkin served as a chief adviser – assistant Chairperson of the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States from February 2012 till February 2016. From 2005 till 2012, he used to work in the system of economic courts of the Republic of Belarus at the different positions. He provided more than 40 successful mediation procedures while working in the system of economic courts of the Republic of Belarus and more than 20 successful out-of-court mediation procedures.  In 2012 at the Law Faculty of Belarusian State University he defended Ph.D. dissertation on the theme «Application of international private law rules in economic disputes. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications. Most of them are dedicated to International Arbitration, International Public and Private Law, Sports Law, Protecting Foreign Investment, Economic Disputes Resolution, Law of World Trade Organization. Aleksei Y. Korochkin is a member of the Academic Council of the International Law & Arbitration Association (BILA, Minsk, the Republic of Belarus). Aleksei Y. Korochkin presently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Financial Law and Legal Regulation of Economic Activity at the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University, where he teaches Sports Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Word Trade Organization Law. In 2015 he was awarded the Themis Award in Mediation and Arbitration.

 

Oksana KOTEL

Arbitrator

Oksana Kotel has an advocate with more than 10 year experience in the dispute resolution. Oksana has received her qualifying law degree at the Faculty of Law of the Belarusian State University in 2008. From 2007 to 2019 she worked at the largest Belarusian law firm and was the head of litigation practice.  Since 2019, Oksana is a partner at the dispute resolution law firm Goretsky & Partners.  She is a member of the Presidium of the International Arbitration Court “Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers” (Minsk, Belarus). Oksana’s native languages are Russian and Belarusian, she also speaks English fluently. She specialized in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, antitrust regulation disputes. Oksana is recommended by the following international ratings as a leading Belarusian lawyer in the sphere of dispute resolution: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal.


İdil Çağal KUYAN

Arbitrator

İdil Çağal Kuyan completed her master’s degree in international trade and economic law at Georgetown University. She specializes in commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, restructuring of group companies, capital markets law, dispute resolution, insurance law, and anti-corruption. She has given legal advice to local and multinational companies involved in a range of industries such as energy, insurance, telecommunications, and medical sectors. She has represented especially local and multinational companies, funds, angel investors in mergers and acquisitions; advised leading foreign investment companies on group restructuring and daily corporate transactions. She is an expert mediator in energy and mining law. She participates in the activities of the Istanbul Bar Association energy law commission and the TÜSİAD company affairs and energy working group. She served at the World Bank and Georgetown University Law School. She currently provides services to her clients at ICK Law Firm. She can speak advanced English.


Mehmet KÜRTÜL

Arbitrator

He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1979. He started his career as Public Prosecutor in Varto / Muş in 1981, respectively, and after his duty as Çüngüş / Diyarbakır and later as Keles / Bursa Public Prosecutor. He was appointed to the Justice Inspectorate, Justice Chief Inspector in 1988, and to the Deputy General Director of Criminal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice in 2001. He was elected as a member of the Court of Cassation by the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors in 2005 and as the Deputy Chairman of the Court of Cassation 1. Legal Department by the Grand General Assembly of the Court of Cassation in 2017. He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Court of Cassation 1. Legal Department and as the Chairman of the General Assembly of the Court of Cassation. It is registered in the Ministry of Justice Mediation Department. He continues his profession as a lawyer registered to Ankara Bar Association.


Ayşe LOWE

Arbitrator

Ayse Lowe joined Bench Walk Advisors in 2018 and is a Director and Head of European Origination, based in London. She has an outstanding reputation in the litigation funding industry, where she originates, underwrites, and monitors funding in various litigation sectors including international and commercial arbitration, insolvency, class actions and global litigation matters as well as law firm and corporate portfolio arrangements and defense funding. Prior to joining Bench Walk Advisors, Ayse worked as a Technical Manager in Arthur J Gallagher’s dispute resolution team where she worked with international law firms and litigation funders around the world to deliver funding and insurance solutions. She has seven years senior technical underwriting experience with a global funder based in London, where she reviewed over 400 cases a year. Ayse has been instrumental in the drafting of rules on third-party funding for both UNCITRAL and ICSID and is recognised as a ‘Thought Leader: Third-Party Funding’ by Who’s Who Legal. She won ‘Leading Dispute Resolution Expert’ at the Lawyer Monthly Awards 2020 as well as “The Best Litigation Funder in the UK” at the Finance Monthly Awards 2021 and speaks regularly at key industry conferences including GAR, Legal 500 GC Summit and EFILA Annual Conference. She has published various articles on litigation funding. Ayse was awarded the Turkish National State Scholarship to study Turkish Law at Başkent University, where she won various academic prizes and graduated third in her year group. She studied English Law at Nottingham Law School where she graduated with distinction and she holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and is a Chartered Insurer.


Mahnaz MALIK

Arbitrator

Mahnaz Malik is a Barrister and Arbitrator who specializes in representing Governments and corporations in investment and commercial disputes. After graduating with a MA in Law from Cambridge University Mahnaz; specializes in international law and international dispute settlement. She has over 21 years of experience in advising Governments, corporations, and international organizations on complex cross-border disputes. She has acted as counsel on behalf of both investors and states in several investments and commercial disputes including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, and PCA administered arbitrations. Sector specialisms include mining, energy, steel, construction, and infrastructure projects. She has advised over 20 governments and 3 regional groupings across Africa, Asia, and Latin America on investment law and has trained over 600 government officials. Mahnaz is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and sits on the editorial board of the ICSID Review. She has been a guest lecturer at King’s College London and the London School of Economics.


Brandon MALONE

Arbitrator

Brandon Malone is an experienced arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator and expert determiner practising in Edinburgh, London, and internationally. He is the founder of niche dispute resolution legal practice Brandon Malone & Company. Qualified as a solicitor in both Scotland, and in England and Wales, he operates his international arbitration practice through Quadrant Chambers, London. He was the architect of the Scottish Arbitration Centre and has chaired its board since it was established in 2011, and is Congress Chair for the ICCA 2021 Congress in Edinburgh. A specialist solicitor advocate and commercial arbitrator, he deals with all forms of construction, engineering and energy issues, as well as general commercial domestic and international arbitration. Brandon has extensive experience of advocacy in various courts and tribunals, including the Commercial Court and the Inner House of Scotland’s Court of Session. He is a Law Society accredited construction and arbitration lawyer working in Scotland, London and internationally, and lectures in domestic and international arbitration at several Scottish Universities.Brandon has in depth knowledge of dispute resolution techniques, and considerable experience of sitting as an arbitrator, adjudicator, and expert determiner. He is listed on the arbitrator rosters of SIAC, DIAC, CIETAC, ICDR, AIAC, SCCA, RSPP and BCDR-AAA. He is listed as a construction adjudicator with RICS, CIC, CIArb, UK Adjudicators, and the Law Society of Scotland.


Prof. Loukas MISTELIS

Arbitrator

Loukas Mistelis is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is Director of the School of International Arbitration and the Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration. He teaches at the LLM programme and is the co-ordinator of the courses in International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration and International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement. He also teaches on the International Commercial Law, International Commercial Litigation and ADR courses. He also co-directs the International Arbitration Case Law Project. He has also participated in a number of experts groups, including for the UK Department of Trade and Industry, the International Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL and UNCTAD. Loukas is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution. His substantial arbitration experience covers ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, Swiss Chambers and Moscow cases. Subject matters included foreign direct investment, sales contracts, distribution agreements, counter-trade, mining, share purchase agreements, media contracts, administration of natural resources, oil and gas transactions.


Antonio MORETTI

Arbitrator

He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in 1970. He has been working as a Professional Engineer since 1971. He worked in different titles in many reputable companies, especially in the energy sector and project development/financing. During this time, he took part in many projects around the world. Currently, he is working as a Partner in Ianus, a professional team specialized in Business Solutions, Project Development, Management consultancy in the field of Energy and ICT (2010+). He speaks Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Turkish.


Dr. Cem Çağatay ORAK

Arbitrator

He was born in 1979 in Izmit. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2001. He completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in the public law department of the same university. In addition, he completed the law graduate program at Columbia University Law School (New York). Cem Çağatay Orak, a lawyer affiliated with the New York Bar Association and Ankara Bar Association, focused on investments in the energy, mining, construction and infrastructure sectors, administrative and commercial disputes and national and international arbitration.


Victoria NALULE

Arbitrator

Victoria Ritah Nalule is an attorney who is an Energy and Mining expert and consultant with extensive experience working on various projects in different areas of the world. She has more than ten years of experience in Energy law, Mining law, and international arbitration and has written many books in this field. Her working area covers various topics such as energy, oil, mining, gas, renewable energy, climate change, transparency, and governance issues. She completed her master’s degree in Petroleum and Mining Law and Policy in 2014 and her doctorate in International Energy Law and Policy in 2018. She is currently Chief Consultant at Nalule Energy and Mineral Consultancy, Founder and Executive Director in Africa Energy and Mining Management Initiative, and visiting lecturer at various universities. She knows English and Ugandan languages.


Prof. Filali OSMAN

Arbitrator

Filali Osman is Professor of Private Law at Franche-Comté University. He wrote his doctoral thesis on “the general principles of Lex Mercatoria”. He serves as a senior consultant in international trade and has held numerous missions for the European Commission, the World Bank or the United Nations International Business Law Commission in international commercial arbitration, investment law and public partnerships. He has also mentored several Governments on the harmonization of private labor law. He mentores the International Notaries Union (Public-Private Partnership working group). Filali Osman is a regular arbitration and mediation member and is a member of the ICC Arab Arbitration Group working group of the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court. He is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) specialist in the Regional Engineering group in the Federation of Local Public Enterprises. He specializes in international business law and is the author of 9 books and around 50 articles. He is the founder of the master’s degree in engineering in a public-private partnership in Sciences Po Lyon, which he managed between 2007-2012, and is currently managing master’s degree in business law from Franche-Comté University. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (JAM).


Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ

Arbitrator

Fatsah Ouguergouz, an Algerian and French national, is an international independent arbitrator. He has over 30 years of experience in international law, including more than 25 years of practice in international judicial matters, arbitration, mediation and conciliation. He holds a Ph.D from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva (Switzerland). He was judge and Vice-President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’Rights (Arusha, Tanzania), Secretary of the International Court of Justice (The Hague), Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (New York). Justice Fatsah Ouguergouz is notably member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the China International Commercial Court of the Supreme People’s Court of China (Beijing), the Panel of Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Consultative Committee of Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC), Singapore. He taught at several universities including at the University of Geneva, University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II, France), Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C., USA) and University of Buenos Aires Law School (Argentina). He also taught a special course at The Hague Academy of International Law and the author of numerous articles or books in the field of international law.


Turgut Aycan ÖZCAN

Arbitrator

Turgut Aycan Özcan is a Turkish lawyer who is specialized particularly in international arbitration and mediation. He represented companies in investment and commercial arbitration cases under the rules of ICSID cases. He is a graduate with honours degree ranking as the third best of the class of University of Bahçeşehir Faculty of Law (2005). He completed his master’s in University of London as a candidate on International Dispute Resolution. He participated to International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Program in American University, Washington College of Law. He took courses in Contracts Law, Law of Torts, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure Law as an exchange student in William Mitchell College of Law. In 2005, he started his career as intern then associate at Birsel Law Firm. From 2010 to 2012 he worked as associate at Aksac Law Firm. Later he worked at Sakmar Law Firm as senior associate for three years. From 2015 to 2018 he was senior associate at Akıncı Law Firm. Then he became senior associate and head of International Arbitration Department at Lexist Law Firm where he is been promoted to partner. Turgut Aycan Özcan Acted as a co-arbitrator in an ad hoc construction arbitration between a Turkish and an Egyptian Company, served as an arbitrator and a memorial judge in several arbitration moot competitions and wrote many articles on international arbitration published in reputable arbitration law journals. He is a member of Istanbul Bar Association since February 2007, Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration and Young ICSID Group.


Ayşe Tuğba ÖZKARSLIGİL

Arbitrator

Ayse Tugba Ozkarsligil is an expert in international law, international arbitration, energy law, and international economic law. Upon completing her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) studies at Ankara University Faculty of Law, and her successful completion of the one-year mandatory lawyering education at the Ankara Bar Association, she went to the United States to advance her legal studies. She earned her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Banking and Financial Law at Boston University School of Law in 2012. After graduating from Boston University, she studied at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, focusing on mediation and negotiation. Afterwards, she carried out her doctoral studies in energy investment law, specializing in disputes under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and contracts, and alternative dispute resolution at Suffolk University Law School, which is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the field in the United States, where she obtained her Doctor of Juridical Science degree (S.J.D.) with honors in 2018. During her career, she has successfully performed various duties in leading universities, international organizations, law firms, and companies in both the United States and Turkey. Among other roles, in 2013, she was involved in Harvard Law School’s project on technology transfer in the energy sector; in 2016, she worked at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University with a focus on investment law and policy; and in 2018, she was invited to attend the UNCITRAL working group meetings on Investor-State Dispute Settlement at the United Nations in New York. In addition to these, she worked as an administrative team member, assistant team coach and arbitrator at the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court. She is also a member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40, ICC Young Arbitration Forum, and the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre, among many other organizations. After studying and working in the United States for 10 years, Ayse Tugba Ozkarsligil returned to Turkey and currently works as the head of the Administrative Law Department at Uludag University School of Law where she gives lectures at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of energy law, alternative dispute resolution and investment arbitration, environmental law, and administrative law.


Şirin Elif ÖZTÜRK

Arbitrator

Şirin Elif Öztürk is an EU legal professional with recognition for Turkish jurisdiction. She is founding partner of Tunca Law International. Her practise focuses on investment law both as national investor protection under various jurisdictions and international investment mechanisms, cross-border dispute resolution, international commercial and investment arbitration, corporate, commercial and contract law. Elif has nearly seven years of experience as a government adviser on international treaty law and over six years of experience as an adviser on international and investment law for various multinational corporations.  She has performed monitoring and assessment of numerous Energy and Infrastructural related projects, financed by World Bank, UNDP and EU. Elif acted as counsel in a range of international cases under various institutional rules such as ICSID, ICC, GAFTA. Her specific legal and project experience focuses on cross border energy projects and includes the Balkans and CIS Countries region. Her working languages are Turkish, English and Russian.


Dr. Cenk PALA

Arbitrator

Cenk Pala graduated from Gazi University, Department of Economics. Pala completed his master’s degree at Hacettepe University and worked as an academic at the same university for a period. At international conferences on the energy sector and the energy economy, regional and global pipeline policies, the global oil and gas sector, etc. He has published many works related to. In 1997, Turkey’s BOTAS Petroleum Company participated and was appointed as Head of Strategy and Business Development in the company since 2001. In this context, the pre-feasibility of various pipeline, feasibility, marketing, finance, legal studies and conducted its lobbying (BTC Crude Oil P / L Project, Turkey-Greece (ITG) Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Turkey-Greece-Italy (IGI) Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Turkey-Austria (Nabucco) Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, the Iraqi-Turkey Natural Gas Project, the Arab Gas Pipeline Project – Turkey Access and Samsun-Ceyhan crude Oil by-pass Pipeline Project. His other main responsibilities as Head of Strategy are researching new gas markets in the European Union for BOTAŞ; Establishing strategic cooperation with potential foreign companies that carry out natural gas production and transportation projects in the Caspian and Middle Eastern countries; and maintaining government-level relations with the US and the EU. He also represented BOTAŞ in the “Industry Advisory Panel” body of the Energy Charter. He also represented BOTAŞ as a Board Member in the privatized Bursagaz Gas Distribution Company between 2002-2003. In March 2008, Dr. Pala joined the German gas company E.ON Ruhrgas AG and served as the General Manager and Board Member of the Turkish subsidiary of the company located in Ankara between September 2008 and March 2012. It was part of E.ON International. Turkey’s Global Energy Business Development Team and E.ON Gas Unit Representative in Turkey. Also Dr. Pala, shareholders As of January 2011 by the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), has been appointed as Representative in Turkey. After E.ON merged with the Turkish holding SABANCI, Dr. Pala started to work at Enerjisa as a business development manager.


Prof. David R PARRATT

Arbitrator

He is Honorary Professor of International Arbitration in the School of Law, University of Aberdeen. David holds the degrees of LLB (Hons) (Aberdeen) and PhD (Edinburgh) and is an Honorary Lecturer in the Universities of Dundee, Aberdeen and the British University in Dubai. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I.Arb), holds Chartered Status and is on the panels of many worldwide arbitration panels.  He has Higher Rights of Audience before the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) and has appeared before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He is dual qualified and is a practising barrister member of 3PB Chambers, Temple, London. He is recognised as one of the leading Silks in Scotland in arbitration, in both international and domestic arbitrations (Scottish and English seats). He has acted as counsel in a range of international cases under various institutional rules. He has been an ad hoc Advocate Depute (Crown Counsel) since 2012.


Jamsheed PEEROO

Arbitrator

Jamsheed Peeroo is an arbitrator, arbitration adviser, and dual-qualified lawyer, who is a member of the Bar Association of England and Wales and Mauritian Bar. His field of study covers various topics such as Legal / Judicial Dispute, International Commercial Litigation, International Investment Arbitration, International Trade, and Finance. He has worked in many different fields including infrastructure, offshore, corporations and trusts, mergers and acquisitions, hotels and tourism, shipping and fishing, insurance, construction, telecom and IT, technology products, renewable energy, and mining. He completed his master’s degree in International Business Law and his doctorate in International Arbitration Law at the Sorbonne Law School. He is currently a member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission and Vice Chairman of the MARC Advisory Board. He can speak English and French.


Natasha PETER

Arbitrator

Natasha Peter has over 19 years of experience in the fields of international arbitration and dispute resolution, from providing strategic and pre-contentious advice to the conduct of arbitral proceedings under a variety of rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ad hoc, and others), to applications before domestic courts for interim relief and the enforcement of awards, as well as alternative dispute resolution by means of negotiation, mediation, and adjudication. She also sits as an arbitrator and adjudicator. She is qualified in both English and French law and represents French and international clients in a wide cross-section of jurisdictions and industry sectors, including in the fields of renewables, energy, oil & gas, JV/ M&A disputes, infrastructure, construction, finance, and telecommunications. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a visiting lecturer at CY Cergy Paris and Paris II Universities, and regularly gives seminars and publishes articles on topics relating to international arbitration, commercial/ contract law, and alternative dispute resolution.


Peter J. PETTIBONE

Arbitrator

Peter Pettibone is an independent arbitrator and mediator with over 40 years of international law firm expertise across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Peter’s practice as an international arbitrator and mediator involves resolving disputes between companies, including state-owned companies, in Russia, Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union and companies in Europe, the United States and Asia.  He practiced law as a corporate attorney from 1967 to 2010 and was the managing partner of the Moscow offices of three international law firms from 1991 to 2010. He is a US national and a Russian speaker. Peter has arbitrated cases in New York, Stockholm, Moscow and Kyiv and has served as tribunal chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and emergency arbitrator.  The institutions under whose arbitration rules he has arbitrated cases are UNCITRAL, AAA, ICDR, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, ICAC attached to the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ICAC attached to the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Peter is an accredited mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).  He is a Special Master at the Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court, First Department and is on the roster of mediators at the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Peter has successfully conducted mediations in both courts, both in person and by means of video conferencing.  Peter is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1961), Harvard Law School (JD, 1964) and NYU Law School (LL,M, 1971).


Per RUNELAND

Arbitrator

Per Runeland has been working in London for 30 years. He headed to Lagerlöf & Leman’s London office in 1984 and was later hired by Kilpatrick Stockton to begin European arbitration practice in 1997. Per has been with SJ Berwin’s International Arbitration Group since 2005. It has specialized in international arbitration for 20 years and has key expertise in disputes with parties from Russia and other former Soviet states. He has often been appointed as president or arbitrator in disputes in the International Court of Arbitration of London, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the International Commercial Arbitration Courts of Moscow and Kiev, the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce.


Prof. Islambek RUSTAMBEKOVICH

Arbitrator

Vice-Rector of the Tashkent State University of Law, Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Private International Law, International Arbitrator, MCIArb. He graduated LLB in 2007 and LLM in 2009 from the Tashkent State Institute of Law. In 2011 he got his Ph.D. and in 2017 his DSc. He specializes in private international law, international investment law, international civil procedure, international commercial and investment arbitration, conciliation procedures, mediation, recognition and enforcement of decisions of foreign courts and arbitration awards. Author of over 100 publications (including monographs, textbooks and teaching tutorials). Recipient of the scholarship and Alumni Association member of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He participated as an expert in the development and improvement of the legislation of Uzbekistan in the field of regulation of investment activities, international arbitration, mediation, as well as the development of model BIT and investment agreements. Chairman of the Scientific Council for the awarding of scientific degrees in civil, family, business and private international law. Founder and head of the scientific school on the international dispute resolution, also the head of the information and analytical project “Arbitrations.uz” in the field of resolution of foreign economic disputes in Uzbekistan and the CIS countries. In 2018–2019, he worked as the head of the Department on Legal Protection of the Interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in International and Foreign Organizations of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He represented the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international arbitrations and foreign courts, and also represented the country in the sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS reforms. He is designated member of the arbitration panel of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from the Republic of Uzbekistan. He is listed in the list of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), the Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the Independent Arbitration Institute in Delos, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC), Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) and international arbitration at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Fluent in English, Russian and Uzbek.


Prof. Christian RUMPF

Arbitrator

Christian Rumpf has been working as a German lawyer registered with the Bar Association of Nordbaden since 1989 and Stuttgart since 1996. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University Law School. He completed his Law Doctorate in Heidelberg University in 1990 with the subject of “The Principle of Rule of Law in the Turkish Legal System”. He has teaching positions at Bamberg, Frankfurt / Main, Munich, Passau and Yeditepe Istanbul Universities. He has expertise in Arbitration Law, German and International Trade and Public Law, Turkish Law. He has engaged in arbitration and counsel in international arbitration cases (ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, DIS, ad hoc); by German and American companies have created a large number of escorted to a Joint-Venture in Turkey;  consultancy activities in M&A and company establishments and in the handling and consultancy of commercial and administrative law cases in Germany and some EU countries. RUMPF, which has a number of publications in the fields of Turkish Law and International Law, speaks German, English, French and Turkish.


Barış SANLI

Arbitrator

After graduating from TED Karabük College as the top student, Barış Sanlı started his first year in Boğaziçi Electrical and Electronics engineering department. He completed his Electronic Engineering education at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in England with the scholarship of the Prime Ministry. He started his career as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Middle East Technical University in 2001. Sanlı, who was transferred to the Energy Affairs General Directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in 2005, worked in many units such as Incumbent Companies, Thermal Projects, Energy Planning and Statistics until 2008. Meanwhile, he also worked in arbitration cases against the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He both has represented Turkey in the field of energy scenarios in the European and World Energy Council studies in 2006-2007 and he was the coordinator of the study of an energy scenario published in 2007, the World Energy Council in Turkey. Sanlı, who served as a board member consultant at EMRA between 2008-2012, started to work as the Deputy General Manager of Energy Affairs (v) in 2012 and served as responsible for Supply Security, Statistics and Energy Policies until November 2014. In 2014, he was appointed as the Head of Liquefied Petroleum Market Department in EMRA. In 2015, he continued as an Advisor to the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources until 2018. Barış Sanlı has been made to board member of World Energy Council Turkey between the years 2016-2020 and he lectures on Power Systems at Sabanci University, the Energy Crisis, Energy market on data mining at Bilkent University.


Prof. MAXI SCHERER

Arbitrator

Maxi Scherer has extensive experience with arbitral practice and procedure in civil and common law systems, both in commercial and investment arbitration, with a special focus in the energy sector, having represented clients or acted as arbitrator in over 100 proceedings. She has been regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 etc. and identified several years in a row as “Global Elite Thought Leader” amongst the top 20 highest regarded arbitration practitioners in Europe and MENA region. She represented and advised clients in numerous international commercial and investment arbitrations before most leading arbitral institutions (including the DIS, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, SIAC and VIAC) and at various seats, governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws (including Algerian, Austrian, Bahraini, Belgian, Chinese, Congolese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, Kazakh, Luxembourg, Moldavian, Nigerian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and Turkish law). She served as arbitrator (presiding, sole, co- and emergency arbitrator) in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including with States and State-owned parties, with significant amounts in dispute (e.g. over 3.5 billion USD) and multiple parties (e.g. over 40 parties), conducted in English, French and German.


Olasupo SHASORE

Arbitrator

He received his master’s degree from the University of Lagos in 1989. He is a senior Attorney of Nigeria since 2006. He is a partner of Africa Law Practice NG & Company, which is a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. His practice areas are focus on the energy sector, maritime and shipping, Commercial and Business Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He takes part in reputable arbitration organizations in different roles. He is currently a member of the African Arbitration Association, London Court of International Arbitration at Africa User Group, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) User Council. Also, his writings about arbitration practices and commercial law fields have been published.


Dr. Hakan ŞAHİN

Arbitrator

Dr. Hakan Şahin is a lecturer at Nottingham University, Faculty of Law. Istanbul, Faculty of Law at Yeditepe University in Turkey has done his Master. He completed his LLM Master’s Program in International and European Business Law at Anglia Ruskin University, followed by a PhD. Before joining Nottingham Law School, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Maltepe University Faculty of Law, Department of International Private Law. He is an academic specializing in Petroleum and Natural Gas Law and International Investment Law. He gives lectures on Contract Law, International Trade Law, World Trade Organization Law and International Trade Risk Insurance Law at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervises Independent Research Projects of both undergraduate and graduate students. He also serves as a visiting teacher for students on six-month work placements. He is a member of the Labor and Bankruptcy Law Center and the Rights and Justice Center. He has studies and publications in the fields of International Trade and Business Law and International Arbitration. Sahin has acted as an organizer and speaker in many national and international conferences.


Leon TRAKMAN

Arbitrator

Leon Trakman is Former Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales, 2002-2007 and currently a UNSW Professor of Law.  He holds both Masters’ and Doctorate degrees earned at the Harvard Law School. His academic appointments include, among others, Distinguished, Visiting or Tenured Professor at the Universities of California, Wisconsin, Tulane, McGill, Dalhousie and Cape Town.  Professor Trakman has served as presiding arbitrator or arbitrator in more than 140 international commercial disputes and as mediated in over 30 disputes.  He served as a Panelist, appointed by the US and Canadian Governments to resolve trade disputes under the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement from 1993 to the termination of the NAFTA. He serves on multiple international arbitration boards and panels globally; and advises governments and private parties on arbitration and mediation.  He was Director of the Masters in Dispute Resolution at the University of New South Wales until 2020. He is author of over 200 publications, including 11 books, on international commercial arbitration, contract, finance, insolvency, trade and investment law.


Ms. Doroty Udeme UFOT

Arbitrator

Since 1990, Dorothy has been working as an International Arbitrator and Investment Advisor in the field of private law practice. Dorothy has 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation; experience in international commercial arbitration as arbitrator and counsel; and experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Investment Treaty Arbitration and in the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. She has been listed in the Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration Practitioners consecutively from 2009 to 2018 as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of International Arbitration. Dorothy has practical experience in both Institutional and ad hoc Arbitration having been appointed as an Arbitrator by various arbitral institutions, Federal Government Parastatals, State Governments, major multinational oil corporations and private and public Limited Liability Companies. The types of arbitration disputes include domestic and international construction projects in relation to Oil & Gas, Energy, LNG, Infrastructure Development Projects, Dredging Contracts, Telecommunications, Financial Services and Capital Market disputes. The value of the disputes ranges from Ten Billion Naira to USD 3.2 Billion Dorothy’s appointments to posts in the ICC and IBA include Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA; member of the IBA Task Force on Ad Hoc Arbitrator’s Terms; and member of the IBA Task Force on the Implementation of the New York Convention. Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration 2006- 2018.


Dr. Sırrı UYANIK

Arbitrator

Dr. Sırrı Uyanık received Turkey, Britain and the U.S. Public Administration, Management and Organization, Natural Resource Management, Energy and Environmental Economics trainings. He has been working as a manager in the energy sector since 2000, after his senior experience in the public sector. In the German STEAG and OYAK joint venture in Turkey, which is one of the largest foreign investment ISKEN – Sugözü Power Plant (Iskenderun Energy Production and Trade Inc.) development and management of the project Mr. Uyanık has played a key role and is still serving as the General Manager and Board Member. Isken – Sugözü Power Plant (660×2 = 1320 MW) Build-Operate model and built in accordance with international technical and environmental standards and is being operated with foreign capital in Turkey is the first private-sector coal power plants. He is also a Board Member of the Electricity Producers Association and Vice President of the TOBB Foreign Economic Relations Board  and Energy Business Council. Expertise and areas of interest: Energy Projects Business Development, Modeling and Organization, Coal-Fired Power Plant Operation and Contract Management, Coal and Carbon Economy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Management of Legislation and Permit in Energy Projects, Administrative, Public and Community Relations and in large-scale projects corporate communication issues. Sırrı Uyanık, who also took part in renewable energy projects under development, also participated in senior management trainings at Harward and Columbia Universities, has also been active in various academic and professional publications and various professional and sectoral associations and organizations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at various universities with all his business and professional experience and academic knowledge.


Ecem SÜSOY UYGUN

Arbitrator

Ecem Süsoy Uygun is working at Erdem & Erdem Law Firm as a senior lawyer. Süsoy Uygun graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Law in 2012 and completed her master’s degree in law at Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. In particular, working on legislation of mergers and acquisitions, general corporate counseling,  competition law and protection of personal data Süsoy Uygun, has been involved in various merger and acquisition projects realized in Europe, South America and Turkey. In addition to these, he provides consultancy on antitrust and commercial regulations on a wide range of sectoral issues, particularly in the electricity distribution sector. Süsoy Uygun, who has provided training and notifications in areas such as competition law, energy law and protection of personal data, is a member of the executive board of the Istanbul Bar Association Energy Law Commission. Süsoy Uygun speaks English and French.


Andrei VASHKEVICH

Arbitrator

Andrei Vashkevich graduated from Belarusian State University in 1992. He has a professional experience includes commercial litigation with particular emphasis on corporate and construction disputes, legal support during execution of investment agreements with the Republic of Belarus, implementation of construction projects, with both domestic and international elements since 1990. He represented  international and domestic clients in several disputes under the rules of the IAC at the BelCCI. He is specialized in Dispute Resolution, Constraction & Real Estate, Corporate Law & M&A, Insolvency and Bankruptcy. Every year international independent rankings such as Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers acknowledge Andrei Vashkevich as one of the best Belarusian lawyers in areas of Dispute Resolution, Construction, Corporate Law. He is fluent in Ukrainian and English.


Prof. Nina VILKOVA

Arbitrator

Nina Vilkova is one of the seven leading international arbiters in Russian Federation, according to Global Arbitration Review (UK) 2010. She has more than 20 arbitration cases in a year in international courts of arbitration. Practicians consider her as the best and most well-known arbiter in Russia. She has doctor’s degree in law and she is professor at Foreign Trade Academy in Moscow. Vilkova is specialized in international private law, also in international contracts and arbitration. She is a member of ICC International Court of Arbitration.As a active arbiter, she has operated in a lot of international arbitration courts. She settles cases in English, French and Russian. Nina Vilkova has written over 200 professional articles and two capacious books regarding contract law and Incoterms. She has translated 13 ICC publications into Russian – mainly Incoterms and all important ICC model contracts.


Prof. Mohamed S. Abdel WAHAB

Arbitrator

Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab is the Chair of the Private International law Department and Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University; Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member of the ICCA Governing Board; Vice- Chair, IBA Arab Regional Forum; Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee; Member of the Advisory Board, Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC); Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Vice Chair, Academic Forum for Investor-State Dispute Settlement; Court Member of the CIMAC; Dean and Member of the Advisory Council of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Member of the SIAC African Users’ Council’s Committee; Member of the International Council on Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR)’s Governing Board; and International Expert Member of the Permanent Forum of China Construction Law – China. Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab served as ‘Sole Arbitrator’, ‘Presiding Arbitrator’, ‘Party Appointed Arbitrator’, ‘Legal Expert’ or ‘Counsel’ in more than 200 arbitration cases involving parties from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He received the LAW Magazine 2017 Best Legal Practitioner  Award, the 2018 ASA International Arbitration Advocacy Prize, the 2019 AYA Hall-of-Fame African Arbitrator Award and the 2020 Client Choice International Award. He has wide and extensive experience in trade and investment, and lectured and published widely on various aspects of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Telecommunications Laws, Construction Law and Practice, Energy Law and Practice, Project Finance, Online Dispute Resolution, and Private International Law.


Dr. Andreas WEILER

Arbitrator

Dr. Andreas Weiler is founder and partner at Weiler & Kohlbacher Rechtsanwälte, an acknowledged Austrian law firm specialized in advising domestic and international clients in commercial and civil law. He is now practising law for more than 25 years and has been acting as an arbitrator and as parties´ counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, mainly under the ICC, Vienna and UNCITRAL Rules. Construction and building law, M&A, contract law and energy law are key areas of practice. Dr. Weiler is also general counsel to corporate clients and in such function has i.a. successfully promoted geothermal projects under the Risk Sharing Mechanism (RSM) for Resource Validation established in Turkey by World Bank and the Development and Investment Bank of Turkey. Dr. Weiler is member of the Vienna Bar.


Gökhan YARDIM

Arbitrator

Gokhan Yardım graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Chemical Engineering in 1979. He worked as an operating engineer at Ankara Maltepe Town Gas Factory between 1979-1983. He worked as chief engineer, manager, coordinator, head of department, General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors at BOTAŞ between 1983-2001.  During his time at BOTAŞ, he took part in the preparation, negotiation and execution of Natural Gas Purchase and Sale Agreements (Commercial-Technical) from Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria. He has provided consultancy on gas supply issues in banks’ CCGT financing projects. He was a member of the Board of Directors of İzmirgaz Distribution Company. While working as the General Manager of Angoragaz Private Gaz Trade Company between January 1, 2011 and September 13, 2018, he worked on liberal gas market operations, spot natural gas on Organized Wholesale Market in EPIAS. While serving as the General Manager of an Energy Investment Holding between 30.11.2015 and 11.07.2016, he completed and commissioned the 50 MW RES project. He is an honorary member of Greece-based IENE (Institute of Energy of South East Europe) since 2008. Arbitration experience: 1. Expert: Confidential ICC Case (a gas price and Take or Pay review dispute involving Turkish major energy companies) Four and a half hour questioned in simulated translation 2. Witness: Confidential London – Seated ICC Case (Oil transportation and its expenditure under the engineering study review between two major Oil companies) two an hour questioned in English Language 3. Expert: Confidential London – Seated LCIA (Natural Gas production and Export to one Country between one international oil company and a Middle East Host Government)


Dr. Okan YARDIMCI

Arbitrator

Dr. Yardımcı is experienced in many different aspects of the energy sector, such as economics of regulation, tariff applications, contracts, international business transactions, upstream and downstream of oil and natural gas. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in 2004. He joined an Executive Program on economics of regulation in the Michigan State University (USA) in 2008. Afterwards, he participated in Master of Law (LL.M.) at the Dickinson School of Law, Pennstate University (USA) between 2013-2015. He completed PhD on finance in the Hacettepe University (Turkey). He had been working as a reservoir engineer in an international oil company before he was recruited by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) of Turkey. He has been working for EMRA since 2006. He teaches at undergraduate and graduate levels in some universities and institutions in Turkey, Cyprus, China and Hungary. His lectures cover economics of regulation, financing of energy investments, oil and gas law, petroleum property valuation, reservoir engineering, production engineering. Currently, he continues his academic studies at the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and living in the UK.


Dr. Mustafa Ayaz YAVUZ

Arbitrator

He was born on March 27th, 1975 in Konya. He graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Law in 2000. In 2003, he completed the Ankara University Private Law Graduate Program and the subject of his master’s thesis is “Determination of the Law to be Applied by Arbitrators in International Arbitration”.  In 2011, he completed his doctorate in Gazi University Private Law (Civil Law) Department. His doctoral thesis is “Electricity Supply Contract Especially – Bilateral Agreement” and has been published as a book. He still gives lectures on Private International Law, Energy Law, Energy Contracts, Introduction to Law, Regulation Law, International Trade Law at Karatay University. After receiving his law school diploma, he enrolled in Ankara Bar Association as a trainee lawyer in 2000. After completing 6 months of court internship and 6 months of lawyer internship with Prof. Dr. Kemal Dayınlarlı, he was entitled to obtain an attorney license in 2011 and registered as a lawyer with the registration number 15344 in Ankara Bar Association. He started to work in the Privatization Administration in 2002 and transferred to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority the same year. He left EMRA in August 2004 and still works as a consultant and lawyer, especially in the energy sector. He has many articles, researches and reviews on energy law, and has also moderated and provided training in the Ankara Bar Association and Bar Association within the scope of the “Advanced Training Program” on energy law.


Mehmet YILMAZER

Arbitrator

Mehmet Yılmazer, who has been a qualified lawyer since 2004, he completed LL.M in Competition Law at King’s College London, in 2010.  Mehmet Yılmazer has worked as the legal director at “AKFEL, TREDAŞ, ÇALIK Holding” which are the leading construction and energy companies in Turkey and contributed actively to construction project of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. Afterwards, Mr. Yılmazer, has established “Yılmazer Attorneyship and Consulting”. As Yılmazer Attorneyship and Consulting Mr. Yılmazer contributed and provided legal consultancy services for several important projects within Turkey. Such as for the S&P contract negotiations of Fatih Drill Ship and for the charter contract of the world’s largest FSRU ship. Mr. Yılmazer and his team, within the Yılmazer Attorneyship and Consulting, continue to provide legal consultancy services for corporate companies active within the energy sector regarding natural gas and electricity market regulations besides the corporate law, competition law, personal data protection law, and enterprise law. Mehmet Yılmazer has full professional proficiency in English and as a second foreign language Russian at beginner level.