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Dr. Esra Yildiz Ustun
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Dr. Esra YILDIZ ÜSTÜN graduated from Kocaeli University, School of Law in 2010 with honors before receiving a full scholarship for graduate studies from the Turkish Ministry of National Education to undertake postgraduate study during the period 2012-2018. She received her LL.M in International Investment Arbitration from the Queen Mary, University of London (2013). She holds Ph.D degree from the University of Exeter (2018) which is about enforcement issue of the ICSID awards. The title of her dissertation is “Faciliating Enforcementof International Investment Dispute Awards,” Her research interests lie largely in ICSID Arbitration and she has previously explored the subject in a series of national and international academic publications.

Dr Esra YILDIZ ÜSTÜN is a lecturer in Ataturk University, School of Law. She is a registered lawyer in the Istanbul Bar Association (2011), holds professional memberships in the fields of international investment arbitration, commercial arbitration and maintains associations with Young ICSID, LCIA, OGEMID, ISTAC, ISTA and ICC. She also provides legal consultancy to law firms in particular in execution of international arbitral awards, foreign direct investment, all aspects of private international law.
She is currently an active contributor to Jus Mundi (Wiki Notes) and Turkish Law Blog.

Selected Publications and Speaking engagements:
Books and Book Chapters
• YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E. The Practice of E-Arbitration in the Legal Concept, CYArb – Czech and Central European Yearbook of Arbitration 2021, Prof. Alexander J. Bělohlávek,Prof. Naděžda Rozehnalová, Editör, Lex Lata B.V., The Hague, ss.117-139, 2021
• YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E., Paralel Proceedings in International Investment Treaty Arbitration, İstanbul, 2018
• YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E., AİHS Çerçevesinde Türk Hukukunda Kadının ‘Soyadı Meselesi’, Kadın Kaleminden Kadın Algısı I, Öztürk J. Özkaya Duman O., Edited by Gece Akademi ,Ankara, 2018. (Turkish)

Other Publcations:
YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E. , KİRAZ Ş. E. COVID-19 and force majeure clauses: an examination of arbitral tribunal’s awards UNIFORM LAW REVIEW (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD JOURNALS), 2020
YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E. COVID-19 salgınının uluslararası ticari sözleşmelerde uygulanacak hukuka etkisi Koronavirüs Döneminde Güncel Hukuki Meseleler Sempozyumu, İstanbul, Türkiye, 29 Mayıs 2020, ss.19-31
YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E., Yabancı Mahkemelerin Ortak Velayet Kararlarının Türkiye’de Tanıma ve Tenfiz Sorunları, Erzurum, 2019
YILDIZ ÜSTÜN E., In-House Solution for Non-Compliance of ICSID Awards, İstanbul, 2018

University of Exeter, School of Law, Ph.D., 2018
Queen Mary University, School of Law, L.L.M., with honors, 2013
Kocaeli University, Faculty of Law, L.L.B 2010
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