Prof. Dr. Ziya Akinci


Member of Istanbul Bar, Prof. Akinci’s expertise spans international arbitration, dispute resolution, construction and international business law.
He has for years been recognised by legal directories as a “leading individual” in arbitration, dispute resolution and construction. Prof. Akinci worked on projects and disputes for highways, railways, metro, buildings, underground sewerage system; infrastructure civil projects; water distribution projects; shopping malls, various residential projects; power plants; natural gas storage; SCADA systems; automation system in Turkey and also in many countries worldwide involving Europe, Middle East and CIS Countries financed by; the European Union, the European Investment Bank, the Asian Development Bank, JBIC, and the Word Bank Prof. Akinci has been involved in a large number of international disputes (as adviser, counsel, legal expert or arbitrator). As counsel and arbitrator Prof Akinci acted under institutional arbitration rules including, but not limited to UNCITRAL, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, ITO and TRAC. Prof. Akinci is a member of the ICC Court. Prof. Akinci also has substantial experience in cross-border M&A projects and corporate law. Prof. Akinci has written numerous books on International Arbitration, Construction Disputes, Contract Law and Transportation Law. His articles are mostly related to International Business Law. Formerly Chairman of the International Private Law Section of the Faculty of Law at Galatasaray University, he now teaches international arbitration and contract law at Bahcesehir University.