Mahmut T. Birsel
Birsel Law Office-Turkey
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Partner, BIRSEL Law Office (1955- ); Chairman of BIRSEL Law Office (1985- ); Counseling to foreign lenders in connection with the restructuring of the debts of the Republic of Turkey in 1978 and 1979; Founding Professor of Izmir School of Law in 1978; Senate member of Aegean University (1971-1974); Vice-Rector, Aegean University (1973-1974); Professor of Law at Aegean University (1957-1983); Board of Administration of Izmir Bar, Member (1958-1961)
Bar Association of Istanbul; Committee on drafting the International Arbitration Law of Turkey appointed by the Ministry of Justice, Member; ICC Commission On International Arbitration, Member; ICC; ASA, Member Arbitration Panel of The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Turkey; Banking and Commercial Law Institute; Insurance Law Association; Association Henri Capitant, Deutsch - Türkische Juristenvereinigung; Board of Directors of Vehbi Koc Foundation, Member, 1996
ICSID, 1997; International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, 1970 –1984 and 1995; Arbitration Panel of The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Turkey, Member, Vice Chairman, since 1995
Chairman, sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator in ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations; Counsel for governments, state entities and multinational corporations; Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Awards before Turkish Courts; ADR experience; Expert witness on Turkish Law
Numerous books and articles on arbitration.