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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 co-chair of dispute management; and corporate and M&A practices.
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 has acted for numerous reinsurers and insurers with respect to various types of insurance under Turkish law, and advised on the litigation and arbitration aspects thereof. She is also experienced in handling coverage issues with respect to different types of policies including, but not limited to, general third-party liability, professional third-party liability, credit insurance, fire all-risks, mechanical breakdown, construction all-risks, D&O and Bankers Blanket Bond policies. She regularly advises global insurance companies with regard to their entry in the Turkish market, and assists insurance companies on regulatory matters, particularly compliance. She advises national and international insurance and reinsurance companies on the localisation of insurance and reinsurance policies in Turkey. She has vast experience in insurance litigation and arbitration. 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.
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Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, CDR - Autumn Litigation Symposium 2016, Panellist, London, UK, 29.09.2016
Buying an Insurance Company – What’s the Big Deal? IBA - Annual Conference 2014, Speaker, Tokyo, Japan, 23.10.2014
Insurance Concepts for the Maritime Industry, IBA - Annual Conference 2014, Speaker, Tokyo, Japan, 20.10.2014
What Every Director Should Know About Insurance Cover and Company Indemnities, IBA - Annual Conference 2013, Speaker, Boston, MA, USA, 10.10.2013
Report on the Substantive Project on Direct Access of Insurance by Third Parties, IBA - Annual Conference 2012, Speaker, Dublin, Ireland, 03.10.2012
New Turkish Commercial Code, Transparency International Turkey, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 01.09.2012
- 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