Dr. Umut Turksen is a Professor in law at Coventry University and an executive of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association responsible for the European region.
Dr. Turksen teaches WTO Law, international law on financial crime and EU Law. He has provided consultancy and training to selected international businesses and government projects. This includes technical assistance programmes to multinational corporations (e.g. France Telecom and ICT Ltd) and international organisations (e.g. Commonwealth Environmental Investment Forum), professional development training to lawyers and to the EU funded capacity building project (MUTRAP III) in Vietnam. In addition to his expertise in EU energy law, Dr. Turksen has extensive knowledge of and practice in counter-terrorism laws in Turkey, Australia, the EU and US as well as publications in international trade and economic law, financial crime, arbitration and investment.
He is supervising six PhD candidates and welcomes PhD applications in the areas as identified above as well as in the area of 'dual use of digital property and assets'. He is currently leading a government sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with Equas Ltd. in environmental law compliance and risk assessment in the United Arab Emirates.