ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER (ITOTAM)

NEWS

-10/14-
October
2022

ISTANBUL ARBITRATION WEEK


ISTANBUL ARBITRATION WEEK will be held on 10-14 October 2022 in Istanbul, hosted by Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC) and Energy Law Research Institute. Click for detailed information.


-01-
September
2022

TÜRKIYE & EMEA: 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & CORPORATE CRIME SUMMIT - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS


We are pleased to announce that “TÜRKIYE & EMEA: 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & CORPORATE CRIME SUMMIT - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS” will be held in 1 September 2022 in Istanbul. ITOTAM is proud to be the Booth Sponsor of the event. ITOTAM Arbitration Court member Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak will deliver a keynote speech. ITO and ITOTAM members can contact us (bugrahan.helvaci@ito.org.tr) for extra special rates. Click for the program.


-03-
June
2022

TÜRKIYE & EMEA: 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & CORPORATE CRIME SUMMIT - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS


The sixth of the "Current Issues in Arbitration" webinar series will be held in cooperation with the Arbitration Academy and ITOTAM. The subjects of "Arbitration Agreement" and "Set Aside" will be discussed by the President of ITOTAM Arbitration Court Prof Dr Hakan Pekcanıtez, Court Member Prof Dr Ali Yeşilırmak, expert academics and Judges of the Regional Court of Justice (BAM). The webinar will be broadcast live on the Official Youtube channel of the Arbitration Academy.
https://www.youtube.com/c/tahkimakademisi


-24-
May
2022

Mainstreaming ADR for Equitable Access to Justice


Pakistani Delegation was hosted in ITOTAM within the framework of “Mainstreaming ADR for Equitable Access to Justice” Project which is organized by Asia Foundation, ADR Center Global ve Akina Consulting.


-18-
May
2022

One Day at ITOTAM Project


Within the scope of the "One Day at ITOTAM Project" Istanbul Trade University Law faculty students have visited İTOTAM. ITOTAM's activities and Arbitration and Mediation in Turkey were discussed.


-17-
May
2022

One Day at ITOTAM Project


Within the scope of the "One Day at ITOTAM Project" Maltepe University Law faculty students have visited İTOTAM. ITOTAM's activities and Arbitration and Mediation in Turkey were discussed.


-11-
May
2022

One Day at ITOTAM Project


Within the scope of the "One Day at ITOTAM Project" the club of Istanbul University Faculty of Law working on Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods (DRC) has visited İTOTAM. ITOTAM's activities and Arbitration and Mediation in Turkey were discussed.


-09/11-
May
2022

Istanbul Trade University Moot Court 2022


The dispute was resolved in accordance with the arbitration rules of ITOTAM at Istanbul Commerce University Moot Court 2022. ITOTAM Council Members Assoc. Dr. Ebru Şensöz Malkoç and Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak acted as the arbitrator in the aforementioned lawsuit competition.


-31/01-
March/April
2022

Workshop on Feasibility Research Regarding the Turkish Mediation Law and the Features of the Mediation Proceedings in Turkey


Within the scope of the European Union-Council of Europe Joint project, the Workshop on "Feasibility Research Regarding the Turkish Mediation Law and the Features of the Mediation Proceeding in Turkey was held in Antalya ATGV (Justice Organization Strengthening Foundation) facilities. On behalf of ITOTAM, our Secretary General Atty. Senem Bahçekapılı participated.


- 31 -
March
2022

Current Issues in Arbitration IV


Arbitration Academy held the fourth of the "Current Issues in Arbitration" Webinar series. The topic of "Climate Change and Arbitration Effects" was discussed in the webinar. (https://www.youtube.com/c/tahkimakademisi)


-28/01-
March/April
2022

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group II: Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement, 75th session New York (Online)


ITOTAM Secretary General Att. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi and Att. M. Buğrahan Helvacı attended the 75th meeting of the United Nations International Trade Law Commission (UNCITRAL) tasked with "Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement) Working Group II, which was held in New York on 31 March – 1 April 2022, as the Turkish delegation. The Working Group continued its work on legal issues related to the digital economy - resolution of disputes in the digital economy.


- 24/25 -
March
2022

23rd Annual IBA Arbitration Day Conference


The "23rd IBA Annual Arbitration Day Conference", organized by the International Bar Association (IBA) and in which ITOTAM was one of the supporting organizations, was held on 24-25 March 2022 at Istanbul Çırağan Palace Kempinski. ITOTAM Arbitration Board Members Prof. Dr. Ali Yesilirmak and Assoc. Dr. Ebru Şensöz Malkoç and ITOTAM Secretary General Atty. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi and Atty. Buğrahan Helvacı attended to the conference.


- 24 -
March
2022

ITOTAM – Mediation Centers MED-ARB (Mediation- Arbitration) Cooperation Signing Ceremony


ITOTAM started the cooperation process by meeting with the Mediation Centers on 24 March 2022 and signing a cooperation protocol within the scope of the "ITOTAM- MED-ARB" project, which was initiated with the support of the Ministry of Justice General Directorate of Legal Affairs Mediation Department.


- 23 -
March
2022

Arbitration and Mediation Committee Meeting


ASCAME’s Arbitration and Mediation experts committee meets to prepare the setting of a key ASCAME project: the Consulate of the Sea – Mediterranean Arbitration & Mediation Center in Barcelona. Our Secretary General Av. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi has represented ITOTAM in the meeting.


- 05/06 -
March
2022

Arbitration Summit


“Arbitration Summit” was held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, between 11:00 and 16:00, at the Aşık Paşa Conference Hall in the South Campus of Istanbul Medeniyet University. ITOTAM Secretary General Atty. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi made a presentation themed "Arbitration at ITOTAM".
Click for detailed information.


- 01 -
March
2022

Hybrid Arbitration Agreements


On the Law+ platform, a webinar called "Hybrid Arbitration Agreements" was held moderated by Research Assistant Süleyman Yasin Zorlu, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 18.00 with the participation of ITOTAM Arbitration Court Member Ebru Şensöz Malkoç.


-14/18-
February
2022

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, 42nd session, New York (Online)


ITOTAM Secretary General Att. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi and Att. M. Buğrahan Helvacı have participated as the Turkish delegation to the 42nd meeting of the United Nations International Trade Law Commission (UNCITRAL) Working Group III on the "Reform of the Conflicts Between the Investor and the State of the Investment" held in New York on 14-18 February 2022. The Working Group continued its reform work on the investor-State arbitration (ISDS). In this context, "Draft Code of Conduct" and “Standing Multilateral Mechanism in ISDS Regime” matters were discussed.


- 09 -
February
2022

Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in the Construction Industry


In the webinar titled "Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in the Construction Sector from the Perspective of Local Arbitration Institutions" organized by SCL Turkey/Construction Law Association, ITOTAM Arbitration Court Chairman Prof. Dr. Hakan Pekcanıtez made a presentation.


- 01 -
February
2022

Developing Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in Turkey - 1st Workshop


Within the scope of the joint project of the Ministry of Justice and the European Union-Council of Europe "Developing Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in Turkey", the 1st Working Group meeting workshop (webinar zoom) was attended by our Secretary General Atty. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi.


- 06 -
January
2022

Current Issues in Arbitration 3


The Turkish Arbitration Academy hosted the Current Issues in Arbitration 3 webinar. İTOTAM Arbitration Court Member Doç. Dr. Ebru Şensöz Malkoç made her presentation titled “Setting Asiede the Arbitral Awards in International Investment Arbitration” The webinar can be watched on the Academy Youtube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/c/tahkimakademisi


- 11/12 -
December
2021

All Aspects of Arbitration Certification Program


Prof. Dr. Nuray EKŞİ, ILSA Özyeğin Law Club and Özyeğin University Faculty of Law held a conference titled " All Aspects of Arbitration Certification Program " on 11-12 December 2021. ITOTAM Secretary General Atty. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi made a presentation on Arbitration in ITOTAM Practice.
Click for the detailed program.


- 15/19 -
November
2021

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, 41th session 15-19 November 2021, Vienna (Online)


ITOTAM Secretary General Att. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi and Att. M. Buğrahan Helvacı have participated as the Turkish delegation to the 41th meeting of the United Nations International Trade Law Commission (UNCITRAL) Working Group III on the "Reform of the Conflicts Between the Investor and the State of the Investment" held in Vienna on 15-19 November 2021. The Working Group continued its reform work on the investor-State arbitration (ISDS). In this context, "Draft Code of Conduct" was discussed.


- 01/05 -
November
2021

Turkey Arbitration Week

27 Oct.
/ 01 Nov.
2021

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group II: Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement, 74rd session 27 September - 1 October 2021 Vienna (Online)


ITOTAM Secretary General Att. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi and Att. M. Buğrahan Helvacı attended the 74rd meeting of the United Nations International Trade Law Commission (UNCITRAL) tasked with "Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement) Working Group II, which was held in Vienna on 27 September - 1 October 2021, as the Turkish delegation. The Working Group continued its work on the preparation the Draft Explanatory Note for the UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules.


- 27 -
October
2021

Non-Signatories in International Arbitration


The Turkish Arbitration Academy will host its third webinar with distinguished scholar and arbitrator Professor Stavros Brekoulakis on 27th October, 2021 under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak. The webinar will be streamed on the Academy Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/tahkimakademisi).


- 16 -
October
2021

Arbitration in Corporate Law Disputes Conference


A conference titled "Arbitration in Corporate Law Disputes" was held in the form of a webinar on October 16, 2021 with the participation of Ministry of Trade, Istanbul Trade Registry Directorate, Istanbul Bar Association Arbitration Center. Please click fort he video record:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaExprnpqqg

- 12 -
October
2021

Current Issues in Arbitration 1


The Turkish Arbitration Academy hosted its fourth webinar. The webinar can be watched on the Academy Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/tahkimakademisi).


- 12 -
October
2021

Council of Europe – Project on Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution In Turkey


ITOTAM’s case manager Attorney Av. M. Buğrahan Helvacı attended to Council of Europe - Project on Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution In Turkey meeting whose main object is to improve effectiveness of the justice system and Access to justice by providing a faster dispute resolution for citizens, businesses, legal persons and other organisations and institutions. At the meeting, suggestions were made to improve the practice of mediation and arbitration in Turkey.

- 22 -
September
2021

Arbitrating in Times of Covid and Long Lasting Implications


The Arbitration Academy, which is established with the cooperation of the Presidency of Administrative Affairs, Ibn Haldun University and Istanbul Commerce University, held a webinar moderated by ITOTAM Arbitration Board Member Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak on 22 September, 2021, named “Arbitrating in Times of Covid and Long Lasting Implications” hosting Prof. Julian DM Lew QC. Please click for the video record:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa1GCXEcIwo

- 22 -
September
2021

Engaging in Collaborative Dialogue in Europe and Beyond

- 24 -
August
2021

International Arbitration – Arbitration in İTOTAM


Hukuk+ Platform held a webinar moderated by Süleyman Yasin Zorlu on August 24, 2021 named “International Arbitration – Arbitration in İTOTAM” hosting our Secretary General Av. Senem Bahçekapılı Vincenzi. The video of the webinar may be reached via link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmiSrEYNyCw

- 08 -
July
2021

Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators


The Arbitration Academy, which is established with the cooperation of the Presidency of Administrative Affairs, Ibn Haldun University and Istanbul Commerce University, shall hold a webinar moderated by ITOTAM Arbitration Board Member Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak on July 8, 2021, at 15.00 named “Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators” hosting Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher. The program will be broadcast live on the Arbitration Academy Youtube account. You can participate by clicking the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6nqc8wZvfbCZ-eaj3alww






- 12/13 -
March
2020

23rd Annual IBA Arbitration Day Conference will take place on 12-13 March 2020 at Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey.


ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER

The Arbitration Rules of ITOTAM have been prepared in the light of the new developments on arbitration and the arbitration rules of the modern arbitration centers have been taken into consideration in drafting the Rules.
As of 14.04.2016 Emergency Arbitrator Rules (Annex III) and Arbitration Rules for Small Claims (Annex IV) have entered into force and ITOTAM Arbitration Rules have been revised accordingly.
The name of ITOTAM was changed to Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center and necessary revisions are made to the rules accordingly. The current Rules are the ITOTAM Arbitration Rules of 2021.
Please click here to view the New Rules.