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Halil Ercument Erdem

Halil Ercument Erdem

Erdem & Erdem Law OfficeFerko Signature, Büyükdere Caddesi, No. 175Kat. 3, EsentepeSisliIstanbulTurkey34394

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ercüment is fair, diligent and knowledgeable as chairperson. He's great to work with and is a very knowledgeable expert. A leading Turkish arbitrator. He offers very clear advice and good arguments.


Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem is the founder and senior partner of Erdem & Erdem. He has more than 35 year experience in arbitration, international commercial law, competition and antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and corporate finance. He serves international and national clients in a variety of industries including energy, construction, finance, retail, real estate, aerospace, healthcare and insurance.

He has acted as chairman and sole or party-appointed arbitrator in many international and national arbitrations under different rules including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration, Moscow Arbitration, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration, Tehran Arbitration, and ad hoc arbitrations and is, furthermore, distinguished in this field.

He is a commercial law professor lectured in leading universities such as Galatasaray University in Turkey and Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has over 35 year experience as a scholar and his research contains arbitration, international commercial law, competition and antitrust, M&A, corporate law etc.

He has been a long-time active member of the ICC CLP Commission, participating in many working groups over the years before taking on the role of vice chair in 2010, the co-chair in 2016 and chair in 2018. Moreover, Prof. Erdem is a member of International Bar Association, Istanbul Bar Association, ICC Arbitration Commission, ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Institute Council, ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration Council and Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA). Also he is advisory board member of Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC).

He has been selected as one of the leading individuals in dispute resolution by Legal 500 since 2016.

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