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Dogan Baydar

Member of the Durham Law School


Dogan Baydar is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Law and practicing international arbitration and mediation. He holds Bachelor's in Law degree (LL.B) from Istanbul University School of Law, MA in Education from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) (GPA 4:00), and LL.M. in ADR degree from University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law (GPA 3.73; 10%).

Since becoming a member of Istanbul Bar, in 1987, he has practiced International Commercial Law for 35 years. Mr. Baydar has worked for and, or consulted companies doing international business in Turkey, in Germany, in England, and in the U.S.A. Contracting, participating in and leading negotiations, and consulting have been essential parts of his job assignments.

Since 2014 he has been practicing International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation along with counseling small and mid-size . While being a Civil Mediation Council (CMC) authorized Mediator in the UK, he is also serving Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as an Arbitrator as well as various panels as Associate Arbitrator and Mediator. He speaks English, German, and Turkish (fluent), and Italian (intermediate).

Current Research

His current research analyses the favorability of International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) in the new era by examining its reflection and adaptation to global changes, changing demands and circumstances. The research also examines the impact of current developments in the field of international commercial disputes. It questions whether current national legislations, “2019 Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” as well as “Singapore Convention on Mediation,” and “International Commercial Courts” could erode International Commercial Arbitration’s edge. Finally, his research analyses what kind of changes and adaptation shall be made to maintain dominating status of International Commercial Arbitration further and to ensure arbitration remains a viable option for international commercial disputes as a transnational system of justice of the world’s jurisdictions.