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Burak Eryigit

Paralegal
+974.4424.6117
Fax +974.4424.6101
Burak Eryigit is a paralegal in the firm’s Doha office. He focuses his practice on arbitration, dispute resolution, energy law and construction matters and also advises clients on general Qatar, English and Turkish law issues relating to dispute resolution and energy law.

Professional Background

Throughout his professional career, Burak has obtained extensive legal experience in dispute resolution and energy law, including representation of clients in arbitration and post-arbitration proceedings, as well as provision of legal advice for energy and infrastructure projects. Following his completion of an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary University of London, he has worked as a visiting foreign lawyer and a foreign lawyer providing Turkish Law/Language assistance at two leading US/global law firms specializing in arbitration and dispute resolution, having previously worked as an associate for a highly-respected law firm in Turkey handling dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration matters, as well as energy & infrastructure projects.

Achievements

  • 2008 Spring / 2008 Fall / 2011 Fall / 2012 Spring: Honor Student at Bilkent University
  • 2009 Spring / 2007 Fall: High Honor Student at Bilkent University
  • 2006 – 2011: Prime Ministry General Directorate of Credit and Dormitories Agency Scholarship

Additional Information

Publications
  • Somalia’s Accession to the WTO, Africa Arbitration Blog, June 2018
  • Development of Arbitration in Turkey, World Arbitration & Mediation Review, 2016/Vol. 10/1
  • Developing Court Practice in Turkey Regarding Applications to Set Aside Arbitral Awards, American Review of International Arbitration, 2015/Vol. 26 No. 4, April 2016
  • Energy Regulations and Markets Review: Turkey, 3rd and 4th ed., LBR, July 2014, June 2015
  • Application of Public Policy Exception in Turkey, IBA Arbitration News, September 2015
  • South East Europe Energy Handbook 2014 and 2015, Turkey, SEE Legal Group, 2014, 2015
  • Turkey: How the courts are developing their approach to set-aside, GAR, 1 April 2015
  • European Energy Handbook: Turkey, Herbert Smith Freehills, 2014, 2015
  • Turkey: Country of International Pipelines, IBA Oil and Gas Law, September 2014
  • What has been happening in the Turkish renewable energy sector, IBA Power Law, June 2014
Commericial arbitration
  • A European private equity fund: Representation of a major private equity fund in all stages of an ad hoc arbitration arising from a shareholders agreement, as well as in post arbitration proceedings.
  • A global private equity fund: Preparation of corruption-related section of the statement of defence and the Redfern Schedule in an arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement.
  • An investor-State arbitration: Preparation of facts and Turkish law related sections of the statement of defence in an arbitration involving denial of justice claim.
  • State telecommunication company of a South-East Asian State: Assisting the team in preparation of witness statements and for the hearing in an ad hoc arbitration arising from a shareholders agreement.
  • A major multinational energy generation giant: Legal advice in connection with an ICC arbitration arising from a EPC contract related to a natural gas combined-cycle power plant.
  • A major worldwide oil company: Advice to a worldwide oil company, in connection with a possible arbitration process arising from a share purchase agreement.
  • A global engineering and construction company: Advice in connection with a prospective multi-million dollars ICC arbitration, arising from a FIDIC Silver Book-based EPC contract.
  • A transit pipeline project: Extensive legal advice to an IOC (a member of the consortium) in connection with the region’s first transit pipeline project and the contemplated import and sale of natural gas.
  • A German and a Georgian company: Representation of a German logistics and warehousing solutions developer and a Georgian oil company, in the enforcement of an ICC award and an award rendered in the US.
  • International oil companies: Extensive legal advice in connection with a ground-breaking natural gas project.
  • A multinational engineering and infrastructure company: Extensive legal advice on the regulatory and structuring aspects of one of Turkey’s future nuclear power plants.
Pro-bono work
  • Somalia’s Accession to the WTO / MFTR Secretary and member of the negotiating team: Coordination of drafting of the Memorandum on Foreign Trade Regime by international law firms.
  • AKUT Search and Rescue Association: Voluntary works for this entirely voluntary and non-governmental organization for disaster search and rescue relief.
  • Yenibirlider Dernegi (A New Leader Association): Legal advice to this non-profit and non-governmental organization, aiming to build a sustainable leadership ecosystem in Turkey.
  • Vote and Beyond: Voluntary works for this non-profit NGO, consisting of entirely independent young individuals, aiming to increase awareness for transparent and democratic voting system.