Founder and Senior partner of Erdem & Erdem
Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem is the founder and senior partner of Erdem & Erdem. He has more than 35 years of experience in arbitration, international commercial law, competition & antitrust, mergers & acquisitions, privatizations and corporate finance. He serves international and national clients in a variety of industries including energy, construction, finance, retail, real estate, aviation and aerospace as well as healthcare and insurance.
He has acted as chairman and sole or party-appointed arbitrator in many international and national arbitrations under different rules including ICC Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration, Moscow Arbitration, UNCITRAL Arbitration, Tehran Arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations and is, furthermore, distinguished in this field.
He is a commercial law professor lecturing in leading universities such as Galatasaray University in Turkey and Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has over 35 years of experience as a scholar and is the author of reference books on international trade law, competition law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial enterprise law, CIF sales, bonds, contracts etc. He is fluent in English, French and Turkish.
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 since 2018. Moreover, Professor Erdem is an esteemed 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.