ISTA is organising an international conference on 16 November 2018 in Istanbul. This high-level international event will focus on the ISTA Code of Ethics, as well as recent developments and innovation in arbitrationYou may reach the Participation Details from this linkConference Program09:00 Opening Speech Year-on-year story behind foundation of Istanbul Arbitration Association: How an idea which unites the public sector, private sector and all related stakeholders for its foundation has turned...

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Choosing The ‘Right’ Arbitration Institution—Guidance for Businesses On Costs

April 16, 2018 - Arbitration analysis: Pelin Baysal (Deputy Board Member of ISTA) and Bilge Kağan Çevik of Turkish law firm Gün + Partners discuss the relevance of costs when concluding an arbitration agreement where the parties have settled on institutional rather than ad hoc arbitration. They had selected five arbitration institutions that they believe represent a well-rounded mix with regards to their relevance, reputation, geographic location, and cultural preference, namely: · the Interna...

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Iran pays arbitration debt in full to Turkey

Iran paid full compensation of $1.9 billion to Turkey through the provision of 8 billion cubic meters of free natural gas, the Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araghi announced late Monday.According to Iran's Fars News Agency, Araghi said that Iran has now settled its debt through free gas exports to Turkey and from Monday, Feb. 5 onwards, Iran will revert to billing Turkey for gas imports from Iran.In 2012, Turkey brought Iran to the International Court of Arb...

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ISTA in Brief

ISTA is a non-governmental organization serving as a specialized association that brings together Turkey’s arbitration practitioners. Legal practitioners, attorneys, academicians, legal advisors who add arbitration clauses to their contracts and industry specialists who work in arbitration are brought together under a common roof as ISTA members. With its work on arbitration, which is an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, ISTA aims to explain the advantages of Istanbul as an “arbitration...

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Developments such as the enactment Civil Procedure Code with an arbitration friendly approach in 2011, the publication of the Law on the Istanbul Arbitration Center in 2014, the establishment of the Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC) and restructuring of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center ITOTAM in that same year have placed arbitration in the forefront of alternative dispute resolution in Turkey. It was in this environment that the leading arbitration practitioners in Turkey b...

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Arbitrator Qualification Criteria for the ISTA List of Arbitration Practitioners

The arbitrators who will be included in the ISTA List of Arbitration Practitioners will be assessed according to the mandatory criteria listed below. ISTA may, if it deems it necessary, request documentation in order to verify the given information. I. Education, Skills and Certifications A. Mandatory Requirements to be included in the List: 1. Possession of an undergraduate degree. 2. Persons with a degree other than law, should have received sufficient training in arbitration. B. Addition...

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GAR Listed ISTAC as an "Institution Worth a Closer Look"

Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC) has been listed among institutions worth a closer look in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Guide to Regional Arbitration.

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Iran pays arbitration debt in full to Turkey

Iran paid full compensation of $1.9 billion to Turkey through the provision of 8 billion cubic meters of free natural gas, the Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Aragh...

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Feb 9th, 2018: ICC Turkey Arbitration Day

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) jointly with ICC Turkey and in cooperation with TOBB are organizing an Arbitration Day in Istanbul. The conferenc...

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Should Arbitral Institutions Have Diplomatic Immunity?

In November 2018, the former director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur resigned from his role after being arrested on suspicions that he paid past and present minis...

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Res Judicata: An Analysis for the Sake of Public Policy

The principle of res judicata is a universal principle recognized by the legal systems of all civilized nations. The res judicata principle should be applied by arbitral tribunals as the arbitral trib...

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End of a long-lasting debate on the legal nature of arbitration agreements in Turkey?

In its recently published decision, numbered 2016/2 E and 2018/4 K and dated 13 April 2018, the General Assembly of Civil Chambers in Turkey decided that an arbitration agreement had a procedural natu...

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