Pelin Baysal is a go-to name in Turkey for D&O claims and coverage issues.
Pelin Baysal has been with the firm since 2006 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm's insurance and reinsurance, and co-chair of dispute management; and corporate and M&A practices.
Pelin has acted for numerous reinsurers and insurers with respect to various types of insurance under Turkish law, and advised on the litigation and arbitration aspects thereof. She is also experienced in handling coverage issues with respect to different types of policies including, but not limited to, general third-party liability, professional third-party liability, credit insurance, fire all-risks, mechanical breakdown, construction all-risks, D&O and Bankers Blanket Bond policies.
She regularly advises global insurance companies with regard to their entry in the Turkish market, and assists insurance companies on regulatory matters, particularly compliance. She advises national and international insurance and reinsurance companies on the localisation of insurance and reinsurance policies in Turkey. She has vast experience in insurance litigation and arbitration.
Pelin has been recognised by many independent legal directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers.
She has been a member of the International Bar Association (secretary of the insurance committee, 2012–2017), the International Insurance Law Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Legalink (treasurer of the management committee) and Transparency International Turkey.