Can Eken, FCIArb, is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK LAW). He is a dual-qualified attorney, a member of the State Bar of California and the Istanbul Bar Association. Mr Eken holds two LLM degrees, one from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and another from Dokuz Eylül University, where he also obtained his bachelor's degree in law with a high honours degree. He practised law and worked as a research assistant in Turkey before commencing his PhD studies. He is now writing his doctoral thesis on third-party funding in investment arbitration at CUHK LAW.
He spent the 2019/20 academic year at Stanford University as a visiting researcher. He is a member of the Executive Secretariat of the Asia Pacific FDI Network, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE), Young ICCA, ICC YAF, and LCIA YIAG. He has spoken at numerous conferences, given lectures and published articles on international arbitration, investment law, third-party funding, and online dispute resolution. He is also a committee member of the CIARB EAB YMG in Hong Kong.
His teaching and research interests include international arbitration, investment law, third-party funding and RCEP. He can advise clients on international arbitration cases and is capable of acting as a sole arbitrator or a party-appointed arbitrator. He practised law in the field of international arbitration, business law, commercial law, and enforcement proceedings in Turkey. He is in the Thailand Arbitration Centre's panel of arbitrators.