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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 management 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. In addition, she is the only listed lawyer from Turkey on Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Insurance & Reinsurance. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers, profiles the foremost practitioners in the insurance and reinsurance community. They noted that Pelin Baysal is highly sought after by clients, who commend her “sharp and comprehensive analysis” as well as “the clarity of her advice” when it comes to insurance disputes.
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 and prepared and re-structured numerous commercial agreements. She also assisted global clients in their negotiations with the state owned banks and organizations with regard to different kind of contracts.
Insurance Sector in Progress
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 15.11.2019
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2020 in Turkey
GTDT, Co-Author, 15.10.2019
Can One Arbitrate With a Turkish Party Based on a Contract in a Language Other Than Turkish?
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Co-Author, 19.08.2019
Product Liability and Safety 2019 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 31.07.2019
Corporate Governance 2019 in Turkey
GTDT, Co-Author, 10.07.2019
The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review, 7th Edition, Turkey Chapter
The Law Reviews, Co-Author, 27.05.2019
Insurance Litigation 2019 in Turkey
GTDT, Co-Author, 06.03.2019
Could a Reduction in a State’s Income Violate Public Policy – A View on Turkey?
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Co-Author, 11.02.2019
Arbitration Procedures and Practice 2018 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 15.01.2019
Guidelines for Investments in Real Estate in Turkey
Legalink, Co-Author, 08.01.2019
Private Mergers and Acquisitions 2019 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 21.12.2018
What Can Big Data Offer to Insurers and Insureds?
LexisNexis, Co-Author, 12.12.2018
Document Production in International Arbitration: The Good or the Evil?
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Co-Author, 10.12.2018
Litigation and Enforcement 2018 in Turkey
Practical Law,, Co-Author, 10.12.2018
Choosing the Proper Court for Provisional Attachments in Relation to international arbitration seated in Turkey
IBA – International Litigation newsletter, Co-Author, 30.11.2018
International Insurance Law and Regulation
Thomson Reuters (West),, Co-Author, 26.10.2018
Is Good, Fast, and Cheap Arbitration a Dream?
LexisNexis, Co-Author, 26.10.2018
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2019 in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 17.10.2018
Interpretation of Big Data by InsurTechs
IBA – Insurance Committee Newsletter, Co-Author, 01.10.2018
The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review, 6th Edition, Turkey Chapter
The Law Reviews, Co-Author, 08.06.2018
Turkey Implements Further Measures to Improve the Country’s Investment Environment
MEA Markets, Co-Author, 26.04.2018
Choosing the ‘Right’ Arbitration Institution—Guidance for Businesses on Costs
LexisNexis, Co-Author, 16.04.2018
Doors Now Open for ISTAC Arbitration in Public Procurement Agreement Disputes
LexisNexis, Co-Author, 26.03.2018
The Risks and Regulations Driving the Turkish Insurance Market’s Growth
Insurance Post, Co-Author, 06.03.2018
Product Liability and Safety in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 21.02.2018
Reform, Change and Challenges in Turkey’s Reinsurance Market
FTSE Global Market, Co-Author, 21.12.2017
Analysis of the Company Laws – Turkey
Wolters Kluwer – International Trust Laws and Company Laws Analysis, Co-Author, 10.07.2017
Forbes, Co-Author, 01.12.2015
Cultural gaps in international arbitration with a special focus on document production, ISTA Ethics Rules for Arbitrators Ethics, Latest Developments and Innovation in Arbitration Conference, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, November 16, 2018
Anything taken for granted?, Kyiv Arbitration Days: Think Big!, Panellist, Kyiv, Ukraine, September 14, 2018
Public Policy Exceptions to NYC Enforcement are Statistically Rare in Practice, Kyiv Arbitration Days: Think Big!, Panellist, Kyiv, Ukraine, September 14, 2018
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)
- Legalink, Treasurer of Management Committee
- Transparency International Turkey
- International Bar Association (IBA), Secretary of Insurance Committee (2012-2017)
- 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