Board of Coordinators

Academy Secretary General

Assoc. Prof. Yeliz Bozkurt Gümrükçüoğlu, was born in İstanbul in 1982 and received her bachelor’s degree at İstanbul Kültür University Faculty of Law with the second degree in faculty in 2005. She successfully defended her master’s thesis themed in “Ücretin Gününde Ödenmemesi Sebebiyle İş Görmekten Kaçınma Hakkı” (“The Right Of Employees to Avoid From Working in Result of Not Being Paid on Time”) in 2007. Starting the Private Law Doctorate Program at İstanbul Kültür University Institute of Social Sciences in the same year, Bozkurt Gümrükçüoğlu conducted research at Institut für Arbeitsrecht und Arbeitsbeziehungen in der EG-IAAEG in Trier, Germany for the doctoral thesis study with the Erasmus program for a year. Later, she completed her doctoral study “Türk İş Hukuku’nda Belirli Süreli İş Sözleşmesi” (“Fixed-Term Employment Contract in Turkish Labor Law”) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Turhan Esener. in 2012 and published it as a book. In 2014, she co-authored the book “Sendika Hukuku” (“Union Law”) with Prof. Dr. Turhan Esener She conducted research at the Labour Law and Social Security Law Institute in Freiburg, Germany for three months in the same year. Also, being a mediator registered to the Mediatior Register at Ministry of Justice Directorate General of Law Affairs Department of Mediation, Bozkurt Gümrükçüoğlu has several published articles, reviews of judgment, communiqués and translations on business law. She is married with a child and still acts as an associate in İbn Haldun University Faculty of Law.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda MANAV ÖZDEMİR
Board Member

She graduated with honors from Başkent University Faculty of Law in 2001. In 2002, she started to work as a research assistant in the Department of Labor and Social Security Law at the same university. In 2007, she continued her doctoral studies at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany for four months. She received the title of doctor of law in 2009. She became a judge in 2010, and after completing her internship, she was appointed as a judge in 2012. In 2015, she did post-doctoral research at Giessen Justus Liebig University in Germany to do her associate professorship studies. In October 2017, she received the title of associate professor in the field of Labor and Social Security Law. She has published two scientific books, many articles and gave presentations in the field of labor and social security law, and published articles and communiques in the field of arbitration. She is currently working as the Head of International Arbitration and Alternative Solutions Department at the Presidency of the Directorate of Administrative Affairs, General Directorate of Law and Legislation.

Board Member

Ali Yesilirmak is a professor at Ibn Haldun University  School of Law and a visiting lecturer at the School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary College; University of London. He has served as an arbitrator and counsel in several ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of the Court of Arbitration at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court (ITOTAM). He was an of counsel to Esin Attorney Partnership an affiliate of Baker & McKenzie Istanbul (2011-2014); and to Birsel Law Office 2001-2005. He was seconded to Herbert Smith London (2000-2001). Ali holds an LLB from Dokuz Eylul University, an LL.M. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London. He was a member of the Committee attached to the Ministry of Justice and entrusted with the drafting the new Code of Civil Procedure (2011), of the Law on Conciliation in respect of Civil Matters (2011) and its Regulation (2012), and of the Law on Istanbul Arbitration Centre. He published various books and articles on arbitration, litigation, mediation, execution, and bankruptcy. He is a general editor on international dispute resolution series in which six books have been published in Turkish. He was awarded Schmitthoff scholarship; did internships at the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association, was a research assistant to HE Judge Professor Dr. Carl Baudenbacher of the EFTA Court. He is fluent in Turkish and English.

Prof. Dr. Ali Cem BUDAK
Board Member

Ali Cem Budak graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1986. Budak received the degree of LL.M. from London University, University College London, where he went through British Council Scholarship in 1990 and the degree of M.A. from Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences in 1991.

Budak completed his Ph.D. degree in Bremen University in 1997 with the thesis entitled “Making Foreign People Pay - Law and Practice of Cross-Border Debt Collection with special Reference to German, English and Turkish Law”. During his Ph.D. study, he received the Commission of the European Communities - Jean Monnet Award (1994-1995) and was granted the Volkswagen Stiftung scholarship for the Research Project “Global Legal Interactions” (1995-1997). Budak’s Ph.D. thesis was deemed worthy of the award of the most successful Ph.D. thesis in the field of social sciences at Bremen University in 1997 (Bremer Studienpreis 1997). It was published in 1999; and reprinted both in 2019 and 2020.

Budak gave lectures in Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics as an adjunct professor between 2000-2003. He was appointed to the Department of Civil Procedure and Enforcement-Bankruptcy Law in Yeditepe University Faculty of Law as an associate professor in 2003; he was promoted to being a full professor in the same university in 2008, and he served as the chair in Kocaeli University Faculty of Law between the years of 2014-2019. As of 2019, Budak continues his academic studies as the chair of the Department of Civil Procedure and Enforcement-Bankruptcy Law in the Faculty of Law at Istanbul Commerce University, a university owned by a foundation set-up and being supported by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.

Budak has been publishing extensively in the field of civil procedure and insolvency since his first paper, “Res Judicata in Civil Proceedings in Common Law and Civilian Systems”, was published by the Institute of Judicial Administration at the University of Birmingham / Sweet & Maxwell in 1992 (Civil Justice Quarterly Vol. 11, no. 3). Since than Budak published more than 15 monographic/systematical books and penned more than 50 articles. 

Budak is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association since 1987. He has been the editor of the leading law review in the field of Turkish civil procedure, i.e. “Journal of Civil Procedure, Enforcement and Insolvency” as of 2008, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Turkish Union of Scholars of Civil Procedure, Enforcement and Insolvency.

Budak is fluent in Turkish (native) and English with a good knowledge of German.

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