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Ismail G Esin

Ismail G Esin

Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss VereinEbulula Mardin Cad., Gül Sok. No. 2Maya Park Tower 2Akatlar – BeşiktaşIstanbulTurkey34335

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Ismail is a talented and effective advocate and an experienced and efficient arbitrator in commercial and M&A disputes"
"Dr Esin has come to arbitration from the M&A industry; this is an asset to him since many disputes settled in Turkey are M&A disputes"
"He is very hardworking and thorough"
"He is one of the very best in his jurisdiction"


Dr. Ismail G. Esin - Partner at Esin Attorney Partnership

Dr. Ismail G. Esin graduated from the Istanbul University Law School in 1990. After receiving his master’s degree (LLM) from Tübingen University, Ismail began his career in law as a research assistant at Marmara University’s Civil Law Department in 1992. Ismail received his PhD from the University of Tübingen in 1997. Upon his return to Istanbul in 1997, he established Esin Attorney Partnership, where he is currently the managing partner. In 2011, Esin Attorney Partnership joined one the world’s leading law firms, Baker McKenzie, as a member firm.

Ismail has over 20 years of experience advising clients in dispute resolution, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privatization and real estate matters. He regularly advises banks, multinational companies, governments and private equity funds on investments and major projects in Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Ismail also heads the firm’s arbitration practice and acts as arbitrator and counsel, with a particular focus on arbitration arising from post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, and disputes arising out of construction agreements.

Ismail is one of the leading lawyers in Who’s Who Legal in the fields of Arbitration and M&A & Governance and recognized by the Chambers Europe and Global, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 guides as one of the leading individuals in M&A and Dispute Resolution.

Ismail has authored numerous publications on Arbitration and M&A, and most recently authored a book on M&A transactions and M&A disputes, which will be published in December 2020.

Ismail has lectured at Marmara University (1992-2004), Istanbul Bilgi University (2002-2009), Galatasaray University (2005- 2006) and Yeditepe University (2013-2015).

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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