Ercüment Erdem

Erdem & Erdem - Turkey

Founder & Senior Partner


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Ercument Erdem is the Founder and Senior Partner of the firm. He has almost 35 years of experience in international commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, corporate finance and arbitration. He serves international and national clients in a variety of industries including energy, construction, finance, retail, real estate, aerospace, healthcare and insurance.

He has extensive experience in cross-border projects concerning project finance, privatization, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in wide geography including Europe, Asia and CIS countries.

He has highly strong academic background. He is an emeritus professor and still continues to lecture on commercial law in leading universities such as Galatasaray University in Turkey and Fribourg University in Switzerland.

  • Advised Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., Akbank T.A.Ş. and Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in the acquisition of the shares of Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. in Türk Telekom for the purpose of restructuring the existing debts of USD 5 billion.
  • Advised Şişecam Group on the sale and transfer of  shares of Paşabahçe to EBRD (USD 125 million).
  • Advised Akfen Holding in their transfer of the 40 % shares in MIP to Australian infrastructure fund in return for USD869 million.
  • Advised Rönesans Holding A.Ş. in IFC’S contributions to the capital of Rönesans Holding A.Ş. (USD215 million)  
  • Advised Yıldırım Group in the acquisition of all coal mines of CCX Colombia SA located in Colombia (USD125 million)

  • Chair of the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission
  • ICC Institute Council 
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • ICC Arbitration Commission
  • ICC Incoterms Experts Group 
  • ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration Council 
  • Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française
  • Advisory Council of Banking and Commercial Law Research Institute
  • Advisory Board Member of Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC)
  • Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • Commercial Law Professor (2003)
  • Commercial Law Associate Professor (1997)
  • Research on American Law at Yale Law School (1993)
  • Doctorate in Switzerland Fribourg University (Manga Cum Laude) (1988-1990)
  • Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences, Private Law LL.M. (1984-1986)
  • Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Law (Izmır) (1981-1984)