Prof Dr H Ercüment Erdem is the founder and senior partner of Erdem & Erdem. He has more than 30 years’ experience in international commercial law, competition and antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, 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 collaborated for many years with the ICC, and has actively participated in several ICC task forces, drafting model contracts for international business (e.g., agency, distribution, confidentiality, mergers and acquisitions, occasional intermediaries, Incoterms). He is the co-chair of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, a member of the ICC Incoterms Experts Group, a council member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and a member of ICC International Court of Arbitration.

He has acted as chair and sole or party-appointed arbitrator in many international and national arbitrations under different rules. He is a member of the ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration, the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) and the Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA).

According to The Legal 500, he ‘is very experienced in cartel investigations, distribution and licensing agreements, alleged abusive conduct and state aid’.