Mehveş Erdem

mehveserdem@erdem-erdem.av.tr
Mehveş Erdem

Mehveş Erdem is an Associate both in the Dispute Resolution and Corporate Department of Erdem & Erdem.

She represents parties from diverse backgrounds as counsel in arbitration proceedings and before local courts and acts as arbitral secretary before various arbitral institutions. She also coordinates lawsuits initiated in foreign countries by or against clients, and provides legal consultancy to local and foreign clients.

She handles all corporate work of a company starting from its incorporation. She also focuses on project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

She completed her Master of Law with honors in Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and worked in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York office as a foreign associate for a year.

Illustrative Recent Representations

  • Sole arbitrator in a dispute between two Turkish companies in an ITOTAM arbitration
  • Representing an online platform before Turkish courts in series of lawsuits for damages
  • Representing a leading holding company in Turkey active in port management, energy, mining sectors and its affiliates in lawsuits arising from agreements, commercial disputes and corporate law
  • Represented Claimants in an arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement against a Dutch company
  • Acted as the Arbitral Secretary in an ISTAC arbitration arising from a complex share transfer transaction
  • Acted as the Arbitral Secretary in an ICC arbitration arising from a joint venture agreement executed between a Turkish and a French company
  • Represented the Respondent in an arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement executed between a Turkish and a Russian company governed by Swiss Rules
  • Represented a Turkish Super League football club in an ICC arbitration in a dispute with its former sponsor from Dubai
  • Represented a Turkish Super League football club in a CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) arbitration in a dispute with its former head coach
  • Represented the Claimant in the lawsuit filed for the annulment of the Competition Board decision regarding the exemption application for the exclusive distributorship system in the flat glass sector
  • Assisted the %100 share transfer of a company active in the cement sector
  • Assisted a Group Company in the project financing of a mine in Kazakhstan by EBRD and Unicredit for USD 260 million
  • Assisted in the acquisition of chrome mineral operator companies, a ferrochrome factory located in Russia and a mine in Kazakhstan
  • Assisted the project financing of Dalaman Airport’s domestic terminal for USD 175 million

 

 

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Master of Law with Honors
  • Koc University Law Faculty
  • University of Groningen Law Faculty Erasmus Programme
  • Izmir American Collegiate Institute

Courses

  • Certificate of Competition Law, Bilgi University/Competition Law and Policy Research Center
  • Certificate of Competition Law in Practice Seminars, Bilgi University/ Competition Law and Policy Research Center
  • Certificate of Labor Law, Galatasaray University
  • Arbitration Online Training, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Arbitration Academy 2016 Session

Languages: Turkish, English, French

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association
  • Young ICCA
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Young ISTAC