Pelin Baysal has been with the firm since 2006 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s insurance and reinsurance, and co-chair of the dispute management, and corporate and M&A practices.
She has acted as party counsel in and advised on numerous commercial and corporate disputes before the Turkish courts and ICC arbitration, involving M&A disputes, shareholders’ disputes, joint venture disputes, distribution agreements, compensation cases, white collar crimes, insurance disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability disputes and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards.
Pelin has acted for numerous reinsurers and insurers with respect to various types of insurance under Turkish law, and advised on the litigation and arbitration aspects thereof. She is also experienced in handling coverage issues with respect to different types of policies including, but not limited to, general third-party liability, professional third-party liability, credit insurance, fire all-risks, mechanical breakdown, construction all-risks, D&O and Bankers Blanket Bond policies. She regularly advises global insurance companies with regard to their entry in the Turkish market, and assists insurance companies on regulatory matters, particularly compliance. She advises national and international insurance and reinsurance companies on the localisation of insurance and reinsurance policies in Turkey. She has vast experience in insurance litigation and arbitration. In addition, she is the only listed lawyer from Turkey in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers, profiles the foremost practitioners in the insurance and reinsurance community. They noted that Pelin Baysal is highly sought after by clients, who commend her ‘sharp and comprehensive analysis’ as well as ‘the clarity of her advice’ when it comes to insurance disputes.