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    Lawyers Ziya Akıncı

    Professor Dr Ziya Akıncı, is the founding partner of Akinci. He has acted as an arbitrator and counsel in numerous ad-hoc and institutional international arbitration cases, including ones performed under the rules of ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, TRAC, ITO and others. Prof. Akinci is currently the president of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) and the most sought-after Turkish arbitrator. He has for years been recognized by various legal directories as a "leading individual" in international arbitration, dispute resolution and construction.  He is now the most popular choice from Turkey amongst candidates for arbitrator in arbitration tribunals around the world.  Professor Akıncı is a native Turkish speaker and is fluent in English, with command of German.

     

    As arbitrator, party-counsel and expert, Professor Akıncı has acted under institutional arbitration rules including, among others, those of UNCITRAL, ICC, ICSID, the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”), SCC, ITO and the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre.  Professor Akıncı is a member of the ICC and has been a member since 2006.  He is also a member of the LCIA, International Bar Association, International Trademark Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Turkish branch of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Turkish-Scandinavian Businessmen's Association, and is an honorary member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. 

     

    Professor Akıncı also has substantial experience in cross-border M&A projects and local and cross-border corporate law. Professor Akıncı has written extensively, including books and articles, about international arbitration, construction disputes, international business, contract and transportation law. He also teaches international arbitration and contract law at Istanbul’s prestigious Galatasaray University Faculty of Law.


    Practice Areas & Work Department

    Arbitration

    Construction

    Litigation

     

    Languages

    Turkish

    English

    French

    German

     

    Memberships

    Istanbul Bar

    Istanbul Arbitration Centre, President

    Yargıtay, Tahkim Şartı Bulunan Uyuşmazlıklarda İhtiyati Tedbir Kararına İtiraz Halinde Devlet Mahkemelerinin Yetkili Olduğuna Karar Verdi

    Tahkim şartı bulunan uyuşmazlıklarda ihtiyati tedbir kararına karşı yapılan itirazın hangi merci tarafından değerlendirileceği konusunda Bölge Adliye Mahkemesi’nin dairelerinin çelişkili kararları bulunduğunu tespit eden İstanbul Bölge Adliye Mahkemesi Başkanlar Kurulu, çelişkilerin giderilmesi için Yargıtay’a başvurmuştur.
    Ziya Akıncı

    The 6th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation Ruled That The Turkish Courts Were to Review Objections to Interim Injunction Decisions

    The Board of Presidents of the Istanbul Regional Court of Appeals (the“Board”) determined that there was an inconsistency between the judgments rendered by different chambers of the Istanbul Regional Court of Appeals on whether the objection against the interim injunction decision should be heard by the court of first instance that issued the decision or by the foreign arbitration tribunal where the actual dispute is heard.
    Ziya Akıncı

    Singapore International Commercial Court Released A Model Arbitration Clause

    The Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) has released a model clause to enable the parties to designate the SICC as the competent court for hearing their arbitration-related court cases: “In respect of any court proceedings in Singapore commenced under the International Arbitration Act 1994 in relation to the arbitration, the parties agree; (a) to commence such proceedings before the Singapore International Commercial Court ("the SICC"); and (b) in any event, that such proceedings shall be heard and adjudicated by the SICC.” SICC also stated that this model clause will be a part of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s model arbitration clause. As such, the parties will be able to choose a specialist court to rule on their arbitration-related litigation cases.
    Ziya Akıncı

    Akıncı İnşaat Bülteni

    İnşaat Ciro Endeksi Geçen Yıla Göre Artış Gösterdi TÜİK tarafından inşaat sektörüne yönelik açıklanan ciro endeksi, geçtiğimiz yıla göre toplamda %124, geçen aya göre %3,9 artış gösterdi. Bina inşaatlarında yıllık değişimin %100, bina dışı yapı inşaatlarında ise %123 ve özel inşaat faaliyetlerinde %140 olduğu görüldü. Buna karşın inşaat ciro endekslerinin yıllık artış hızında geçen aya göre azalış meydana geldiği gözlemlendi.
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    Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute Has Published 2023 Arbitration Rules

    The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute ("SCC") has published the 2023 Arbitration Rules ("the 2023 Rules"). Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the 2023 Rules will apply to arbitration proceedings based on arbitration agreements referring to the SCC which are initiated after 1 January 2023.
    Ziya Akıncı

    Akıncı Arbitration

    Paris Court of Cassation upheld the investment-treaty award rendered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which requires Russia to compensate for the losses incurred by a Ukrainian bank, Oschadbank, as a result of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. According to the award, the Ukrainian investor is to recover USD 1.1 billion plus interest from Russia.
    Ziya Akıncı