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Yaman Gürsel

Yaman Gürsel


Biography Articles



Van Calker Scholarship – PhD Researcher

02/2019-06/2019     Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Conducting in-depth legal research and presentations on topics such as the differences between common and civil law as to the law of contract


Doctoral Studies – PhD Candidate in Private Law

2018-…                   University of Fribourg

Fribourg, Switzerland

  • In-depth knowledge of the secured transactions under Swiss, French, US, English and Turkish law


Master's Degree – LL.M in International Business Law ( 5.15/6.00)

2016-2018              University of Fribourg

Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Excellent knowledge on the conditions to fulfill in establishing a bank both under Swiss and Turkish law


Bachelor's Degree – Law Faculty

2011-2015               Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul, Turkey


Work Experience


Teaching Fellow, June-July2019

University of Fribourg (American College Program)Fribourg, Switzerland


  • Teaching on the EU-Switzerland relations
  • Drafting and grading exams on various lectures taught under the program of Survey of International Organizations
  • Providing reading materials for various courses subjecting International Diplomacy, Human Rights and Policy Advocacy
  • Organizing review sessions to provide the students with the utmost comprehension over the courses
  • Representing the program during the field trips in Genevan and Strasbourg


Legal Intern, 31 August 2015-31 August 2016

Erçin Bilgin Bektaşoğlu Law Firm - Istanbul, Turkey


  • Drafting and negotiation of the various types of commercial agreements
  • Providing legal advice in French and in English related to conflicts on liabilities of establishing a foundation in Switzerland
  • Researching on the execution of the provisions under international law, and monitoring the amendments on the regulations
  • Conducting in-depth legal research and presentations on topics such as the differences between common and civil law as to the law of contract
  • Drafting legal presentations
  • Revising ‘Release Agreements’ in terms of insurance conflicts according to Turkish law claims
  • Drafting legal opinions for the clients relying on their legal issues
  • Representing clients before the Enforcement Courts


Summer Intern, July 2014

Karataş Law Firm - Istanbul, Turkey


  • Researching activities and drafting legal opinion for the law firm’s clients on enforcement law
  • Drafting legal presentation on the latest amendments of the Turkish Code of Enforcement and Bankruptcy


Summer Intern, August, September 2013

Bayraktar Law Firm - Istanbul, Turkey     


  • Researching activities related to the various areas of law and drafting legal opinions for the law firm’s clients
  • Drafting the publication named “The Ban on Political Slogans in Turkish Stadiums” and, elaborating the specific rules on this particular case under various jurisdictions by virtue of comparison method


Summer Intern, August 2012

Yapı ve Kredi Bank-Law Department - Istanbul, Turkey     


  • Researching activities related to the various areas of law and drafting the legal opinion for the official branches of the aforementioned bank well-established throughout Turkey and particularly on the conflicts related to the Turkish Banking Law
  • Assisted the drafting process of the cross-boarder credit/loan agreement
  • Drafting research presentation on Banking Law and Contract Law under Turkish jurisdiction


Language Skills


Turkish  Mother tongue

English   Business fluent speaking writing and reading

French    Intermediate knowledge in speaking, writing and reading (DELF B2 Certificate)




  • Civil Law (mainly Turkish and Swiss Law) Approaches to the Prohibition of Pactum Commissorium and a Brief Overview to Implementation of the Pactum Commissorium under Common Law” published at the Bahçeşehir University Law Review Vol 14 No 175 April 2019
  • “Handbook for Foreigners to Conduct a Banking Business Under Turkish Legal System: Establishment of a Subsidiary” published on the website “TurkishLawBlog”, January 2019
  • “New Rising Star: Implementation of the Mediation System under Turkish Legal System and Its Development” published on the website “TurkishLawBlog”, September 2018
  • The Ban on Political Slogans in Turkish Stadiums” published at the Turkish law magazine “Güncel Hukuk-Turkish Contemporary Law Magazine”, October 2013


Voluntary, Selected Certificates, Scholarships, Committee Experience


  • Co-Chair of Social Media and Community Management of Alumni Association of LLM/CAS programs at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland—Voluntary involvement/Committee Experience
  • Contributor at Turkish Law Blog—Voluntary contribution to the academic publication about the developments held in Turkish law, 2018-…
  • Bucerius Summer Law School, International Business Law, Hamburg/GERMANY, 2015
  • Certificate of International Sales Law at Istanbul Bilgi University held by Prof. Dr. Yeşim ATAMER, 2014
  • Certificate of International Criminal Law organized by Nottingham University and Istanbul Bilgi University, 2013
  • London School of Economics Summer Law School: Course of Introduction to English Law, London/ENGLAND, 2013
  • Vice President of Contemporary Lawyers’ Association of Istanbul Bilgi University, 2012-2013
  • Participation to the international competition at Willem C. VIS Moot Court International Commercial Arbitration Competition in 2015