Core Team




Education
  • Erasmus University Faculty of Law, LL.M., Rotterdam/The Netherlands, 2011.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, İstanbul/Turkey, 2009.
Professional Affiliations
  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2010.
Background

Duygu YAVUZTÜRK İLHAN is the partner of İlhan & Yavuztürk since 2012. Her main areas of expertise are arbitration, litigation and ADR, international business transactions, maritime law, recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions and corporate/commercial law.




Education
  • Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Ph.D. in Law, with merits, Istanbul/Turkey, 2013.
  • University of Miami, School of Law, LL.M., Coral Gables/USA, 2009.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, Istanbul/Turkey, 2006.
Professional Affiliations
  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2008.
  • New York Bar Association, 2012.
Background

Dr. H. Afşın İLHAN is the partner of İlhan & Yavuztürk since 2013. Before joining to İlhan & Yavuztürk, Dr. İLHAN served various Turkish law firms as an outside counsel and lead arbitration department of a reputable Turkish law firm between 2010 and 2012. He has been involved in numerous international commercial arbitration cases. Most these cases were subject to English Law, and all of these cases had London as their seat. He also handled numerous domestic arbitration cases which mostly dealt with international maritime trade. His main areas of expertise are international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, international trade law, civil procedure law and enforcement-bankruptcy law. Dr. İLHAN has been teaching at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law since 2010.




Education
  • Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Ph.D. in Law, high honor, Istanbul/Turkey, 2015.
  • Heidelberg University, Max-Weber Haus Institut, Language Education Program, Heidelberg/Germany, 2009.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, top of the class - high honor, Istanbul/Turkey, 2008.
  • Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Erasmus Program, Utrecht/The Netherlands, Fall-2007.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Seminar Program on Law of Torts and Law of Contracts, Washington D.C./USA, 2006.
Professional Affiliations
  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2012.
  • Maritime Law Association, 2012.
Background

Dr. Aksoy YAVAŞ has been the partner of Ilhan & Yavuztürk since 2013. His main areas of expertise are maritime law, insurance law, law of transportation, law of obligation and administrative law. Dr. YAVAŞ tought at Yeditepe University of Faculty of law between 2010 and 2016. He has been offering courses in Piri Reis University since 2015 and teaching full time in Hasan Kalyoncu University since 2016. 




Education
  • Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Ph.D. in Law, with merits, Istanbul/Turkey, 2017.
  • The University of Deusto, UNESCO Pre-Doc Visiting Fellow, Bilbao/Spain, August 2016 - January 2017.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, LL.M., State College/USA, 2012.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, with merits, Istanbul/Turkey, 2010.
Professional Affiliations
  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2011.
Background

Mustafa Okan YAĞCI has been working as the of-counsel at İlhan & Yavuztürk since 2015.

His areas of expertise are EU law, competition law, corporate & commercial law, international trade law, international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. 

Academically, Mr. YAĞCI worked as the research assistant of Prof. William F. Fox in the areas of international business transactions, international commercial agreements, alternative dispute resolution methods and arbitration during his LL.M. study. Between 2013 and 2016, he worked in Yeditepe University Faculty of Law as a research fellow. He assisted the classes of / gave lectures with Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu, former dean of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law and Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, and Prof. Dr. Vilenas Vadapalas, former judge at the General Court of the EU. Mr. YAĞCI worked in the ELFA-European Law Faculties Association as the Secretary General between 2014 and 2015 in addition to his works at Yeditepe. He is the coordinator (or alike titled) of 7 international academic events, and he made speeches in various international academic meetings.

As a practitioner, Mr. YAĞCI served in a US affiliated law firm in Istanbul between 2010 and 2012. He also worked in the Basque Competition Authority [Autoridad Vasca de la Competencia (AVC)] as a paid intern between the dates of August 2016 and January 2017.




Education
  • Nankai University, The College of Chinese Language and Culture, Tianjin/China, August 2017.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, 2017.
Professional Affiliations
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Education
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