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    Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen is a Partner in the Arbitration Department. She joined the Firm in 2005 and became a Partner in 2014.

    Mrs. Cerrahoğlu Balssen's practice is focused on international and domestic arbitration and corporate law.

    She received her B.A. (Economics and International Relations, magna cum laude) from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island and her J.D. at the University of Virginia Law School. She qualified for the New York Bar in 2005 and for the Istanbul Bar in 2009.

    She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, ASA, DIS 40, LCIA and ICC YAF.

    She speaks Turkish and English and has a good conversational command of German.

    Honors & Awards

    Eda Cerrahoglu Balssen is recommended by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 Editorial in Dispute Resolution.


    Regular updates for Turkey in international arbitration for the International Law Office online legal newsletters.

    Wolters Kluwer , Law and Business, Ali Yeşilırmak and İsmail G.Esin, Arbitration in Turkey, 2015, "Drafting Arbitration Agreements and Arbitrability" with Efe Kınıkoğlu.

    Bar Admissions

    Istanbul and New York


    • On 12 December 2017, Eda Cerrahoğlu, together with Nick Cherryman from the London Office of King & Spalding International LLP, hosted an Arbitration Roundtable titled International Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration. In-House Counsel and Representatives of select local and multinational companies were among participants.

    • On 2 February 2018, Eda Cerrahoğlu, made a panel presentation at the ASA Annual Conference 2018 on the topic of "Conflicting Assumptions on Instructions to Party and Tribunal Appointed Experts in International Arbitration".

    • Prof. Dr. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu will be teaching for the fourth time this year on 24-25 April the lecture "Doing Business in Turkey" in the LLM Program at Fribourg University of Switzerland.




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