Prof. Dr. Halil Ercument Erdem

He is the Senior Partner of Erdem & Erdem Law Office in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey and Professor (E.) of Commercial Law at Galatasaray University (Istanbul). He holds a LLM from Ankara University (1986 with honours) and Ph.D from University of Fribourg (1990).

H. Ercument Erdem is the member of Istanbul Bar Association, the Vice–Chair of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, member of the ICC Incoterms Experts Group, member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, council member of the ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration, member of Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française, member of the Advisory Board of Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC), member of Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA) and member of International Bar Association (IBA).

He specializes in the field of competition law, international commercial law and arbitration and has published several books and articles on these issues.

Prof. Dr. Erdem has collaborated for many years with the ICC and has actively participated in several ICC Task Forces, drafting model contracts for international business (e.g. agency, distribution, confidentiality, mergers & acquisition, occasional intermediaries, Incoterms).

Prof. Dr. Erdem is independent Board member in several companies active in different sectors such as glass packaging, soda production, chromium chemicals production and port operation.

He speaks Turkish, English and French.