H Ercument Erdem is the senior partner of Erdem & Erdem Law Office. He specialises in international commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, corporate finance and arbitration. He is involved in many cross-border projects concerning project finance, privatisation or mergers and acquisitions. He has participated in several arbitration proceedings as president arbitrator, sole arbitrator and party arbitrator, and has represented local and international clients in arbitration. He is also emeritus professor of commercial law at the Galatasaray University faculty of law and he teaches negotiable instruments law, corporate law, competition law and international commercial law. He is the vice chair of the ICC CLP Commission and a member of the ICC Institute Council.