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ILI International Arbitration Training and The Issues and Developments in International Dispute Resolution Conference

Hergüner was pleased to host a three-day training program on “International Arbitration” from March 10-12, 2016, as well as a conference on “Issues and Developments in International Dispute Resolution” held on March 11, 2016, which were organized by the Istanbul branch of the International Law Institute in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Istanbul Bilgi University.

The training consisted of three sessions: arbitration agreements, investor-state arbitration, and arbitration under Turkish law. The instructors included Helene Gogadze of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Dr. Borzu Sabahi of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; and Aslı Budak of Hergüner Bilgen Özeke. The students included local University undergraduates and graduate students as well as local legal professionals who received certificates upon completion.

The Conference consisted of four panels focused on International Commercial Arbitration, Investor-Sate Arbitration and ICSID, International Trade Disputes and the WTO Dispute Settlement, and Arbitration and Turkish law. Approximately 90 people attended the conference, where they had the chance to listen to eminent speakers from Turkey and around the world. The panelists discussed recent developments and hot topics regarding international dispute resolution. Conference panelists included Aslı Budak, Dr. Borzu  Sabahi and Helene Gogadze, as well as Yalın Akmenek, partner and head of arbitration & litigation department at Çakmak-Gökçe Law Firm; Mark D. Beckett, partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Evgeniya Rubinia, associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Dr. Pınar Artıran, director of the Research Center for International Trade Law and Arbitration at Istanbul  Bilgi University Law School; Utku Coşar, partner at Coşar Law Firm; Assoc. Prof. Ali Yeşilırmak of Şehir University Law School and visiting lecturer at Queen Marry College; Assoc. Prof. Gabrielle Marceau, counselor in the legal affairs department of the WTO; and Dr. Jan Bohanes, senior counsel at Advisory Centre on WTO Law.