Istanbul Arbitration Days: Turkey and Switzerland Arbitration Panel

Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center (ITOTAM) hosted the "Istanbul Arbitration Days - Turkey and Switzerland Arbitration Panel" which was held at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce on November 18, 2019. Our Founder and Senior Partner Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem delivered a presentation on “Interaction Between State Courts and Arbitral Tribunals in Taking of Evidence and Production of Documents”.

In his presentation, Prof. Erdem mentioned parties’ freedom to determine the arbitration procedure in international arbitration, or in failure of such determination, procedure to be followed under the Turkish International Arbitration Law. He discussed taking of evidence and production of documents under Turkish International Arbitration Law in comparison with the internationally accepted procedural rules; as well as the issues that may arise in case the arbitral tribunal seeks assistance from the national courts for taking evidence. In addition, Prof. Erdem discussed the latest Supreme Court decisions regarding the current issues on procedure and evidence.