Lawyers Melisa Kurter

Melisa Kurter

Melisa Kurter

Gür Law Firm

Melisa is a graduate of Marmara University, School of Law where has graduated with an honours degree . She is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association.

Following her graduation, she started to work with Gür Law Firm. She speaks fluent English, conversational French and intermediate Spanish.

Her practice areas are maritime and insurance law, law of obligations, commercial law, criminal disputes arising out of maritime transport and litigation. She specializes in problems arising from dry/wet shipping law such as cargo claims, shortages and damages, arrests, collision cases, casualties and pollution.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Shipping and Transportation

Commercial Litigation


Marmara University


Istanbul Bar Association

Maritime Disputes: A Comprehensive Examination of LMAA, ISTAC, and Turkish Courts’ Approaches to Maritime Cases - Part 2

Security refers to the financial guarantee required from the plaintiff in lawsuits initiated by foreign parties in Turkey to cover the court's litigation expenses and potential damages of the defendant.


Maritime Disputes: A Comprehensive Examination of LMAA, ISTAC, and Turkish Courts’ Approaches to Maritime Cases - Part 1

As a preliminary observation, it is crucial to highlight that Turkey does not currently possess a dedicated arbitration center established solely for the administration of maritime law. There are several main arbitration organizations based in Turkey, including the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Centre (ITOTAM), Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Court of Arbitration, and Turkish Bar Association Arbitration Center.


Cargo Shortage/Overlanding Claims in Turkish Jurisdiction

Due to the nature of bulk cargoes, it is not always possible to determine the exact quantity of the cargo because different measurement methods, taking different variables while calculating and sometimes a simple calculation error may result in unwanted outcomes. Foreseeing the risks, acting prudent and taking preventive measurements are key when protecting the vessel interests in order to prevent the possible consequences.

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