Ercument Erdem is the Senior Partner of Erdem & Erdem Law Office. He has more than 30 year experience in international commercial law, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and corporate finance. He serves international and national clients in a variety of industries including energy, construction, finance, retail, real estate, aerospace, healthcare and insurance.
He has extensive experience in cross-border projects concerning project finance, privatization, mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions in wide geography including Europe, Asia, CIS countries.
He has successfully represented clients in many arbitration proceedings and enforcement claims in relation to arbitration awards obtained outside of Turkey. He has acted as chairman and sole or party-appointed arbitrator in many international and national arbitrations under different rules including ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration, Moscow Arbitration, UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) Arbitration, Tehran Arbitration, and ad hoc arbitrations and is, furthermore, distinguished in this field.
Erdem & Erdem Law Office has vast experience and a reliable reputation in the field of dispute resolutions, including arbitration, mediation, and amicable dispute resolution. Disputes have involved M&A, agency and distribution contracts, construction agreements, service, equipment, hardware and software sale, supply, and installation agreements.
Moreover, Prof Erdem is a member of Istanbul Bar Association, the Co-chair of ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission, and a member of ICC Arbitration Commission, ICC Court of Arbitration, ICC Institute Counsel, ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration, Istanbul Arbitration Centre, Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage and International Bar Association.
He has highly strong academic background. He is an emeritus professor and still continues to lecture in leading universities such as Galatasaray University in Turkey and Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has 30 year experience as a scholar and his research contains competition and antitrust, international commercial law, arbitration, M&A, corporate law etc. He is fluent in Turkish, French and English.
He has been selected as one of the leading individuals in dispute resolution by Legal 500 since 2016.
"Ercüment Erdem is 'easily accessible, persuasive and a good listener with strong evaluation skills." Legal 500
"Ercument Erdem is an 'incredibly experienced international lawyer' who 'as a professor of law, can give both practical advice and in-depth analysis on interpretation of the law'. He regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on the Turkish law elements of cross-border transactions." Chambers Global
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