Date: 13 October 2021
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Turkey: A Focus on Interim Injunctions, Their Legal Effect Within ICC Arbitral Proceedings and Virtual Hearings in ICSID Cases

Authority of the State Courts to give interim injunction before the commencement of ICC arbitral proceedings and the validity of the interim injunctions given by the Courts during the course of an ICC arbitration: 

In the first session of the webinar, the authorities of the State courts to give interim injunction before the commencement of arbitral proceedings will be discussed espesically in terms of prevention of enchashment of bank letter of guarantees.  The legal issues which should be taken into account at the time of  (i) application to the court to get an interim injunction, (ii) statutory limits for application to commence the arbitral proceedings and (iii) the legal validity of the interim injunction decision during the course of arbitration will be explained in detail by giving examples from practice

Virtual Hearing Experiences in Extensive ICSID Hearings

In the second session of the webinar we will talk about the virtual hearings in extensive ICSID Hearings based upon the experience of the Arbitration Department of Lexist in attending numerous virtual investor-state and commercial arbitration hearings in the last two years. Subjects will be (i) the preparation for a virtual hearing, (ii) types of software and equipment used, (iii) simultaneous translations, (iv) use of documentary evidence and (v) witness questioning.

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Turgut Aycan Özcan

Turgut Aycan Özcan is a Partner and Head of International Arbitration Practice at Lexist. Aycan has been dealing with international arbitration for 10 years. His main practice areas are International Investment & Commercial Arbitration, Public International Law and Energy Law. Until today, he has represented many Turkish investors in their ICSID arbitration cases filed against Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Oman.  On the other hand, Aycan was also involved in the teams representing Sovereign states such as Romania before ICSID. Aycan currently leads the arbitration team representing the Republic of Turkey in several ICSID arbitration cases.

Aycan also acts as a counsel in some international commercial arbitration cases before ICC and other arbitration institutions. He is also serving as an arbitrator in several international commercial arbitral proceedings.

Alya Yamakoglu

Alya Yamakoglu is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Department of Lexist.  Alya has a broad practice in international law with particular focus on investment treaty arbitration and commercial arbitration.

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