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Yusuf ÇALIŞKANFounder
Professor Yusuf ÇALIŞKAN graduated from Ankara University School of Law in 1993. He completed his LL.M degree at Case Western Reserve University (1998) with honors and his Juris Scientiae Doctoris (JSD) degree at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law (2002). The title of his JSD dissertation is “The Development of International Investment Law: Lessons From the OECD MAI Negotiations and Their Application to a Possible Multilateral Agreement on Investment”.

He is a full professor of Private International Law at Istanbul Şehir University School of Law, where he teaches Private International Law, International Investment Law, International Investment Arbitration and International Commercial Law, WTO Law. Before starting to work at İstanbul Şehir University School of Law in September 2013, he worked at Kocaeli University School of Law (2002-2011), and Maltepe University School of Law (2011-2013).

He was awarded associate professorship by his publication entitled “Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in International Intellectual Property Law: WIPO Arbitration and World Trade Organization” in 2009. He became a full professor by his publication entitled “The Conflict of Law Problems in International Sales Law” in 2015.

With his extensive international experience and outstanding knowledge, Professor Yusuf ÇALIŞKAN provides legal consultancy to Turkish government and other administrative institutions, and private sector in particular in international arbitration, foreign direct investment, international commercial law, all aspects of private international law, and commercial law area. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international disputes.

He was nominated as the candidate for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Member by the Republic of Turkey in 2016. He is also a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators designated by Republic of Turkey, making him eligible to be elected for the ICSID arbitral tribunals to resolve ICSID arbitration cases. Moreover, he has been working as a legal consultant and expert on international trade and international investment arbitration.

Professor Yusuf ÇALIŞKAN has been giving lectures and presentations and acting as a legal adviser of public, private institutions and companies with respect to WTO Agreements, foreign direct investment, ICSID Arbitration, drafting international contracts and contemporary problems in International Sales Law, and Private International Law.


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