Dr. Berk Demirkol is a lecturer of Private International Law at the University of Galatasaray. He teaches Private International Law, International Investment Law and Investment Treaty Arbitration, International Dispute Settlement, International State Responsibility. He regularly publishes in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as in conflict-of-laws.
Prior to joining the University of Galatasaray, Berk completed the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) programme and pursued his PhD studies on state responsibility and investment treaty arbitration at the University of Cambridge. His monograph on 'Judicial Acts and Investment Treaty Arbitration' was awarded the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute Prize in 2017 and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.
Berk's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. His experience includes representation of clients in arbitrations conducted under major institutional rules, such as ICSID, ICC, and SIAC. He also advises on matters related to international commercial and financial transactions.
Berk is a member of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) Expert Commissions on the Revision of the ISTAC Arbitration Rules and on Investment Arbitration. He is responsible for Turkish jurisdiction as a contributor to the database of "1958 New York Convention Guide", which has recently been established by the cooperation between UNCITRAL, Shearman&Sterling LLP, and Columbia Law School. He also prepared the Turkish section for investment treaty overviews by jurisdiction in the Oxford University Press database titled "Investment Claims".
He is fluent in Turkish, English, and French.