Dr. Mustafa Okan YAĞCI, LL.M.

Of-Counsel

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.

Publications, Presentations and Academic Events:

The selected list of publications, conferences that he gave speeches and academic events organized by Mr. Mustafa Okan YAĞCI is as follows: 

Publications:

  • Author, “Rehin Açığı Belgesi” - Yeditepe Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi, Yıl 2016 C. XIII, S. 2, Özel Sayı: Yeditepe Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi’nin Kuruluşunun 20. Yılı Armağanı, C. II, s. 313-338 (“Certificate of Pledge Deficit” - Journal of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Year 2016, V. XIII, I. 2, Special Issue: Festschrift for the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of Yeditepe University of Faculty of Law, V. II, pp. 313-338).
  • Author, “Role of Competition Advocacy in Public Procurement Process” [the final text was recently submitted, to be published in the yearbook of the IX Annual National Seminar on Competition].
  • Author, “Legal Assessment on Administrative Procedure Principles applicable to Antitrust Proceedings in regard to examples of Turkish, Spanish and EU Legal Systems” – Academic working paper prepared within the scope of UNESCO Pre-Doctoral Researchers’ Programme for the purpose of making a contribution for the development of competition law in the Basque Country. It was successfully submitted to / defended in the presence of the Board of the Basque Competition Authority on the date of 23 January 2017.
  • Author, “Brüksel I Tüzüğü Uyarınca Avrupa Birliği Üyesi Ülkeler Arasında Anti-Suit Injunction Kararlarının Tanınmayacağına İlişkin Avrupa Birliği Adalet Divanı’nın 10 Şubat 2009 Tarihli Kararının Tercümesi ve Yorumu” - Uluslararası Ticaret ve Tahkim Hukuku Dergisi, Yıl 2014, C. 3, S. 1, s. 281-305 (“Translation of and Comments on the ECJ Decision dated 10 February 2009 on Anti-Suit Injunctions which will not be Recognised Between the Member States of the European Union pursuant to Brussels I Regulation” - Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, Year 2014, V. 3, I. 1, pp. 281-305).
  • Author/Compiler, “Akreditife İlişkin Olarak Yargıtay 11. Hukuk Dairesi Tarafından 2013 Yılında Verilen Bazı Kararlar” - Uluslararası Ticaret ve Tahkim Hukuku Dergisi, Yıl 2014, C. 3, S. 2, s. 325-341 (Selected Decisions Made in 2012-2013 by the 11th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation Concerning Letters of Credit - Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, Year 2014, V. 3, I. 2, pp. 325-341.).

Speaker in Conferences:

  • A Short Assessment on Procedural Rights in EU Antitrust Proceedings from the Perspective of Human Rights (UNESCO Scholars Meeting, University of Deusto Human Rights Institute, Bilbao-Spain, on 15 December 2016).
  • The Role of Competition Advocacy in Public Procurement Process (the IX Annual National Seminar on Competition, held in Bilbao-Spain, on 20 October 2016).
  • The Class Action under Turkish Law: Comparison of Turkish, EU and US Legal Models (the First Trinational Winteruniversity, held in Istanbul-Turkey, on 12 January 2016).

Academic Events:

  • Project Coordinator of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law for the DESCNet (the Network for Developing the European Studies in Caucasus) EU Jean Monnet Project (other partner universities: University of Tartu, University of Graz, New Vision University, Ilia State University, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Khazar University, Yerevan State University and North Caucasus Federal University) between the years of 2014 and 2016.
  • Coordinator of 10th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer School organised with the collaboration of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Law School, IKV-Economic Development Foundation and TOBB-the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey held between the dates of 20 June - 1 July 2016.
  • Coordinator of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law for Three-National Winter University Programme organised by Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Université Paris Quest - Nanterre la Défense and Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg held between the dates of 10 - 17 January 2016.
  • Co-Coordinator of 9th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer School organised with the collaboration of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Law School, IKV-Economic Development Foundation and TOBB-the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey held between the dates of 22 June - 7 July 2015.
  • Congress Secretary of the ELFA-European Law Faculties Association 20th General Assembly Meeting and Conference “Law Faculties at the Crossroads” held at Yeditepe University Faculty of Law between 16 and 19 April 2015.
  • Coordinator of 8th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer School organized with the collaboration of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Law School, IKV-Economic Development Foundation and TOBB-the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey held between the dates of 16 June - 8 July 2014.
  • Coordinator of 7th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer School organized with the collaboration of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Law School, IKV-Economic Development Foundation and TOBB-the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey held between the dates of 17 June - 9 July 2013.

Certificates:

  • University of Graz, DESCNet Young Researches' Seminar Programme, Graz/Austria, April 2016.
  • University of Deusto, General Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade, Bilbao/Spain, September 2009.
  • University of Amsterdam & Yeditepe University, EU and International Law, Istanbul/Turkey, July 2007.

Languages

  • Turkish and English (fluent)
  • German and Spanish (reading level)