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Pelin Baysal has been with the firm since 2006 and has been a Partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s insurance and reinsurance and corporate and M&A practices and co-chair of the firm’s dispute resolution practice.
She has acted as party counsel in and advised on numerous commercial and corporate disputes before the Turkish courts and ICC arbitration, involving M&A disputes, shareholders disputes, joint venture disputes, distribution agreements, compensation cases, white collar crimes, insurance disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability disputes and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards.
Pelin advised numerous reinsurers and insurers on all forms of insurance under Turkish Law and advised on litigation, arbitration aspects, as well as coverage issues on policies including general third party liability, professional third party liability, credit insurance, fire all risks, mechanical breakdown, construction all risks, D&O and Bankers Blanked Bond policies. She has also advised insurance and reinsurance companies on regulatory matters.
Pelin has been involved in various M&A transactions and assisted foreign and Turkish companies to establish joint ventures, drafted and negotiated SPAs, SHAs and JV agreements, conducted due diligence processes andf prepared and re-structured numerous commercial agreements.
Mediation and arbitration, ABA – Section of International Law ILEX Delegation to Turkey, Panelist, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2016
Enforcement of Foreign Awards Under Turkish Law, ABA – Section of International Law ILEX Delegation to Turkey, panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2016
Subrogation/recourse, Insurance Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2016, Speaker, Washington, D.C., USA, September 09, 2016
Litigation, arbitration and mediation discussed, CDR Autumn Litigation Symposium 2016, panellist, London, UK, September 29, 2016
Insurance concepts for the maritime industry, Maritime and Transport Law Committee and Insurance Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2014, Speaker, Tokyo, Japan, October 20, 2014
Buying an insurance company – what’s the big deal?, Insurance Regulation Subcommittee, the Insurance Committee and the Corporate and M&A Law Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2014, Speaker, Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2014
What Every Director Should Know About Insurance Cover and Company Indemnities, Corporate Counsel Forum and the Insurance Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2013, Speaker, Boston, MA, USA, September 10, 2013
Report on the substantive project on direct access of insurance by third parties, Insurance Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2012, Speaker, Dublin, Ireland, October 3, 2012
New Turkish Commercial Code, Transparency International, panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
International Insurance Law Association (AIDA)
The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Transparency International Turkey
International Bar Association (IBA), Secretary of Insurance Committee (2016-2017)
2005, Law Faculty, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany LL.M.
2001, Law Faculty, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey LL.B.
1996, Hazım Kulak Anatolian High School, Aksaray