Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2022

8 TURKEY/ TÜRKIYE Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022 I was selected to intern at the International Court of Arbitration Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). I also worked as an intern in the Middle East and North Africa-MENA Case Management Team and Special Counsel in the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. This was a position granted to only four interns per year selected among over 8.000 applicants. I am a lawyer admitted to both the Istanbul (Türkiye) and the Paris (France) Bars. When I was first admitted to the Paris Bar in 2017, I checked myself on the Paris Bar directory and found that I was one of only three lawyers who were simultaneously qualified at the Istanbul and the Paris Bars and also practised in Türkiye. And I realised the other two were educated in France. So I was one of a kind! I am also an internationally listed arbitrator and mediator. One of them is at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). I successfully passed the Fellowship Assessment. However, due to the age criteria, my upgrade from Member to Fellow could not be done until SIArb annulled this condition, enabling me to upgrade my rank. In addition, I started a new position as Vice Secretary General at the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC), the first and foremost sector-based arbitral institution focusing on energy disputes with its own rules. I was on the team that organised Istanbul Arbitration Week (ISTAW) 2022. It was the second edition of the first arbitration week (TAW 2021) in Türkiye. Now at the age of 31, what I see in a nutshell is this: I hold three LLM degrees, I am a dual-qualified international lawyer in Türkiye and in France. I work on an international basis and as a partner at Dayıoğlu Law Firm®, operating in more than fifty countries through its co-partner law firms across the world. I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in the UK, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) in Singapore, a listed arbitrator in the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC) in China, the Russian Arbitration Centre (RAC) in Russia, the Istanbul Arbitration Association (ISTA) in Türkiye and the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) in Indonesia. I am a listed mediator at the International Mediation Institute in (IMI) the Netherlands, the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) in Singapore and the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) in Indonesia. I am a former intern of the ICC and current Vice Secretary General of EDAC. And I have just begun. What was it that drew you to work in arbitration and dispute resolution? What excited me the most in arbitration is that parties to a dispute can choose its judge (arbitrator), its rules (substantive law), its court (seat of arbitration) and its procedure (procedural law). It is a fully customised way of resolving disputes where the procedural control is mainly on the parties. It is destined to be expeditious and cost-effective. The expertise in the field plays an important role on the

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