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Yalın Akmenek

Yalın Akmenek

Esin Attorney Partnership

Yalın Akmenek is the co-head of the Arbitration practice of Esin Attorney Partnership. Yalın has been an individually ranked lawyer for several years. He provides assistance to his clients on various arbitrations and arbitration-related matters and off-shore disputes and arbitrations. He also acts as a litigator, representing clients in complex commercial disputes and provides assistance to his clients in all fields of dispute resolution.

His practice includes disputes involving all matters of commercial law and code of obligations and on matters concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards or foreign court decisions. He has a lot of in depth-knowledge in respect of the issues concerning the enforcement or validity of arbitration agreements or awards and is also a (irregular) visiting scholar in respect of arbitration issues whereby he regularly speaks.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Investigations, Compliance & Ethics





Admitted to Istanbul Bar, 2005.

Esin Litigation Quarterly | Issue 4 | March 2024

In this issue, we review the landmark rulings rendered by the Constitutional Court in detail while having a look at the Court of Cassation and the European Court of Human Rights’ insights into the last year’s cases. Also, we cover developments in litigation across the globe.


Anayasa Mahkemesi, Yargıtay’ın Gerekçelendirme Yapmadan Benzer Konulardaki İçtihadına Aykırı Hüküm Kurmasının Adil yargılanma Hakkını İhlal Ettiğine Karar Verdi.

Anayasa Mahkemesi, 2019/22055 başvuru sayılı ve 15 Kasım 2023 tarihli bireysel başvuru kararında (“Karar“); Yargıtay’ın, önceki içtihatlarından farklı olarak sözleşmesel borca aykırılığın manevi tazminata yol açmayacağı yönünde vermiş olduğu kararın, başvurucunun adil yargılanma hakkını ihlal ettiğine karar vermiştir. Karar, 28 Şubat 2024 tarihli Resmi Gazete’de yayımlandı.


The Constitutional Court Ruled that the Court of Cassation’s Ruling Contrary to the Case-Law on Similar Issues Without Justification Violated the Right to a Fair Trial

With its decision on individual application numbered 2019/22055 and dated 15 November 2023 (“Decision“), the Constitutional Court ruled that the Court of Cassation’s decision that the breach of contractual obligation would not lead to non-pecuniary damages, contrary to its previous case-law, violated the applicant’s right to a fair trial.


The Constitutional Court has annulled the Rule Regarding the Minimum Monetary Limit for Appeal in Administrative Proceedings.

With its decision numbered 2023/81 and dated 26 October 2023 (“Decision“), the Constitutional Court decided to annul the regulations on the lower monetary limit to apply for an appeal in administrative proceedings, due to the lack of clarity in the law as to the date as of which the appeal limit should be considered.


Esin Arbitration Quarterly December 2023 — Tenth Issue

With winter well on its way and 2023 drawing to a close, developments in the arbitration world continue to unfold. For the 10th issue of the Arbitration Bulletin, we compiled interesting court decisions and news about the developments in arbitration. Let’s take a closer look at these decisions and news.


Esin Litigation Quarterly I Issue 3 I Autumn 2023

Welcome to the Fall 2023 issue of Esin Litigation Quarterly. As we say goodbye to the hot summer, the exciting developments in litigation continue to evolve. In this issue, we look at the growing importance of mediation in dispute resolution and analyze the Constitutional Court’s landmark rulings potentially impacting the framework of the legal disputes.


Anayasa Mahkemesi’nden Belirsiz Alacak Davalarına İlişkin Önemli Karar

Anayasa Mahkemesi, 2019/17969 sayılı ve 8 Haziran 2023 tarihli kararında (“Karar“), alacak miktarı belirli olmasına rağmen belirsiz alacak davası açılması durumunda, başvuruculara düzeltme imkanı tanınmadan dava şartı eksikliğinden davanın reddedilmesini mahkemeye erişim hakkının ihlali olduğuna karar verdi. Karar, 6 Ekim 2023 tarihli Resmi Gazete’de yayımlandı.


Important Decision by the Constitutional Court on Lawsuits with Unquantified Claims

With its decision No. 2019/17,969 and dated June 8, 2023 (“Decision“), the Constitutional Court ruled that the court’s dismissal of the lawsuit over lack of procedural prerequisite without giving the applicants the opportunity to correct it, because the applicants filed a quantifiable claim as an unquantified debt, violated the applicants’ right of access to the court.

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