Erdem & Erdem has been ranked among the top 100 law firms in the world by the Global Arbitration Review since 2016. Our arbitration team represents domestic and international clients before national and international arbitral institutions. Our team handles cases governed by common and civil law systems under the rules of every major arbitral institution in English, French, and other languages.

Our team is involved in disputes in a wide range 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, the Middle East, and the Far East involving claims valued in the billions of dollars.

We have extensive experience with domestic and international institutions (ICC, UNCITRAL, SRIA, TRAC, Swiss Rules of Arbitration, CAS, ISTAC, ITOTAM) and are often selected as chairs, sole, and party-appointed arbitrators. Our team also represents a large number of domestic and international clients in the recognition and enforcement proceedings.

We approach every task and case with equal diligence and aim to combine our experience with strong advocacy, legal knowledge, and effective risk management.  

We help our clients to manage risks inherent in their investments by drafting effective dispute resolution agreements and structuring transactions to take full advantage of available protections 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, and corporate financing.

Our leading methods and experience are also highlighted by the world's leading international legal directories such as the Chambers Global and the Legal 500 by which Erdem & Erdem is ranked as Top Tier Law Firm in the category of dispute resolution.

Our firm represents clients as a party attorney in ordinary and appellate matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which is based in Lausanne. It also represents a large number of domestic and international clients in the recognition and enforcement of foreign court and arbitration rulings in Turkey.

Representative Matters

  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute concerning a concession agreement between a leading GSM company and Turkish state entities (ICC Arbitration)
  • Chairman in a dispute arising out of a benzene sale contract between an Iranian company and a Singaporean company (ICC Arbitration)
  • Counsel for the Defendant, a Turkish football club in the arbitration proceedings initiated by its former coach and his team of associate coaches before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
  • Counsel for the Defendant in a dispute concerning share purchase agreement between a Turkish and a Russian oil company for an amount exceeding USD 260,000,000 in arbitation under Swiss Arbitration Rules (ASA)
  • Counsel for the Claimant in a dispute for the execution of award in Turkey on the sales of oil products between a Turkish and an American company (American Arbitration Association)
  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute on a share transfer between an Iranian and a Turkish company in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration of Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (Tehran Arbitration)


Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Founder and Senior Partner
Piraye Erdem Piraye Erdem Founder and Managing Partner
Süleyman Sevinç Süleyman Sevinç Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Alper Uzun Alper Uzun Partner and Mediator
Tilbe Birengel Tilbe Birengel Senior Associate
Duygu Öner Ayçiçek Duygu Öner Ayçiçek Senior Associate
Ece Özsü Ece Özsü Associate
Ceren Eke Ceren Eke Associate

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