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Mehmet Baysan represents international institutions, businesses, and sovereigns in complex and high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors, including construction, infrastructure, energy, and textile before major international arbitral organizations, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC). Mehmet is among a handful of U.S. trained Turkish speaking international litigators whose bilingual skills and strong trial-experience give him a unique ability to represent Turkish companies and the Turkish State in global disputes.
In addition to international arbitration, Mehmet represents foreign companies before U.S. Federal and State courts in commercial litigation, including contract disputes, enforcement of arbitral awards, matter involving international law and sovereign immunity, and trademark violations. Mehmet also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on anti-corruption matters.
Mehmet serves as the firm’s managing arbitration and cross-border litigation partner. In this role, he leads a team of lawyers in international arbitration, civil trials, appeals and other cross-border and U.S. based litigation. Mehmet has litigated many notable cases for foreign and domestic companies within the banking, financial services, textile, mining, construction, tobacco, and manufacturing sectors.
Mehmet is recognized as a Rising Star by “Super Lawyers” in International Practice. Before joining the firm, Mehmet worked for a large international AmLaw100 law firm, and grew a small Boston based litigation practice to international recognition.
Mehmet is a member of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD). He also serves through his role at the firm as a co-chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Turkey Business Counsel Ad Hoc Legal Working Group.
New York, 2011
District Court Eastern District of New York, 2016
District Court Southern District of New York, 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships
International Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York City Bar
Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)