Erdem & Erdem represents domestic or international clients in various lawsuits carried out before national and international arbitration institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitral tribunals. Our international arbitration team handles cases under the rules of every major arbitration system, under common law and civil law systems, and in English, French, and other languages. We handle disputes in a wide variety of industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, construction, finance, manufacturing and sports. We are lead counsel in commercial and investment-treaty disputes arising in Western Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the CIS involving claims valued in the billions of dollars.

Our team has extensive experience with the international institutions that administer international arbitration and dispute settlement (ICC, UNCITRAL, SRIA, TRAC, Swiss Rules of Arbitration) and are regularly selected as chairs, sole and party-appointed arbitrators in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.

Our approach in international arbitration aims to provide clients strong advocacy, effective risk management and experience. We help our clients manage risks inherent in transacting and investing abroad by drafting effective dispute resolution agreements and structuring transactions to take full advantage of protections available under international trade and investment treaties, as well as planning and managing potential future disputes, particularly in project finance and energy transactions, joint ventures, technology transfers, corporate financings. In resolving both commercial and investor-state disputes, we apply our extensive experience in collecting complex evidence, analyzing applicable law and procedures, developing alternative strategies.

Our team also draws a wide range of experience to help clients in ordinary and appeal proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne as party counsel.

We are unique to combine our knowledge of language, culture, legal doctrine, and industry practice to apply thorough analysis and creative strategic thinking on difficult cases; we combine attention to detail; and have full commitment to practical, business-minded advocacy skills to protect and advance our clients’ interests.

Erdem & Erdem also represents numerous foreign and local clients with respect to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Turkey.

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