Prof Dr H Ercüment Erdem is the Founder and Senior Partner of Erdem & Erdem. He has more than 35-year experience in arbitration, international commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition and antitrust, 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 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 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration, Moscow Arbitration, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Tehran Arbitration, and ad hoc arbitrations and is, furthermore, distinguished in this field.
Moreover, Prof Erdem is a member of International Bar Association and Istanbul Bar Association. He is the 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 (ISTAC) and Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA).
He is emeritus Professor lectured in leading universities such as Galatasaray University in Turkey and Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has over 35-year experience as a scholar and his research contains arbitration, competition and antitrust, international commercial law, M&A, corporate law etc.
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
“Ercüment Erdem in particular is ‘one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with during our business life’.” – GAR 100
“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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