15th ICC Turkish Arbitration Day

24 Jan 2020

Istanbul English

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) jointly with ICC Turkey are organizing an Arbitration Day in Istanbul.

The conference aims to contribute to the development of international commercial and investment arbitration in Turkey, to promote Istanbul as a place for arbitration and alternative dispute resolution as well as the work of Turkish arbitration practitioners both on the domestic and international levels.

This conference will provide the participants with the updates on the latest trends in ICC arbitration together with an opportunity for networking with the Turkish arbitration community.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators
  • Magistrates
  • Engineers
  • Academics
  • Corporate counsel
  • In-house Counsels from Chambers
  • LLM and PhD students

09.00 – 09.30


09.30 – 10.15

Opening session

Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu
Alex Fessas

10.15 – 10.45

Session 1: Presentation of the ICC Report on the Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings

10.45 – 12.15

Session 2: Interim and Emergency Measures in International Arbitrations Seated in Turkey

-Available options and avenues to seek interim relief in support of arbitrations seated in Turkey;

-Tribunals’ powers to grant interim relief;

-Enhanced role of the local courts to grant/enforce interim measures under Turkish law;

-Are emergency arbitrators a viable alternative in Turkish seated arbitrations?

12.15 – 12.45

Coffee break

12.45 – 13.15

Session 3: Construction Industry Arbitrations – ICC Report of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

The newly released report reflects the modifications made to the ICC Rules as revised in 2017 as well as the significant developments that occurred in the practice of arbitration in construction disputes.

13:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

Session 4: Finance Industry Disputes

-Hot topics and recent challenges in the finance industry; contentious topics and issues discussed on the negotiation table

-What are the preferred dispute resolution mechanisms in the finance industry?

-The increasing need for out of court enforcement in debt transactions

-The increasing use of local arbitration by Turkish banks

16.00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Session 5: How to Secure an Enforceable Award

-The in-house and counsel’s perspective

-The arbitrator’s perspective

-The institution’s perspective


Closing Speech

Sami Houerbi

Alexander Fessas

Secretary General of ICC International Court of Arbitration

Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

President of TOBB and Chair of the Board of ICC Turkey National Committee

Sami Houerbi

Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa


Fairmont Quasar Hotel, İstanbul
Büyükdere Caddesi, 76 Mecidiyeköy, İstanbul, Turkey 34394

Please visit http://icc.tobb.org.tr/iccarbitration2020  to kindly fill in the registration form latest by 20 January 2020. To secure your seat please do not forget to pay the registration fee and send the bank receipt to ICC Turkey. More information on the payment method is provided on the registration link.

For more information, please contact:

ICC Turkey

Tel: +90 312 219 4254 (55-56-57)      

Fax: +90 0.312.219 42 58      

For more information, please contact:

ICC Turkey

Tel: +90 312 219 4254 (55-56-57)