Founder of Cetinel Law Firm, Country Representative and Liaison Committee Representative for Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Listed in Dispute Board Panel in Milan Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre, Representative of Turkish Contractors’ Associa

Areas of Expertise: International investment and commercial arbitration, construction law, dispute resolution boards and other alternative dispute resolution methods, public procurement, project management of international construction projects based on FIDIC/ICE or ad hoc contract types.

Arbitration Experience: Has participated in numerous arbitrations, both domestic (Turkish) and international (ICC, ICSID) ones, representing one of the parties in arbitration. Subject-matter of arbitrated disputes: construction law, commercial law, public private partnership projects.

Languages: Turkish (native), English (professional), French (professional), Greek (intermediate)

Education: Galatasaray University (LLB degree equivalent to DALF); Queen Mary, University of London Post Graduate Diploma on International Commercial Arbitration; Heriot Watt University, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society, Construction Management and Surveying (MSC expected in 2018)

Professional Career: Yasemin Cetinel worked in two different pioneer law firms in Istanbul practicing on international arbitration. In 2011, she founded Cetinel Law Firm, specialized in international arbitration with a specific on construction disputes. She has been involved in numerous ICSID arbitrations, including cases against the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Turkmenistan. She represents and advise contractors of various nationalities in projects or cases in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkic Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

She has authored numerous legal articles published in well-known platforms such as Kluwer Arbitration Blog, The New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, LCIA YIAG newsletter, The Turkish Commercial Law Review.