Biography

Sumru Akter is an international disputes lawyer specializing in international arbitration and cross-border litigation. She regularly advises construction, infrastructure and energy companies in operational disputes, joint venture compositions and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. She also has experience before the European Court of Human Rights and the Turkish Constitutional Court for violations of right to property and due process.

Sumru graduated from the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) in 2016. In her LL.M. thesis, she has focused on investment treaty protections available to foreign investors for war-related damages and possible Host State defences. She also holds a master’s degree from Galatasaray University and a bachelor’s degree from Marmara University.

She participated in the “Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot” and continues to be a member of the Vis Moot community as a coach and arbitrator.

Sumru is admitted to the Istanbul Bar. She is a native Turkish speaker, fluent in English and proficient in German.

Nationality

Turkey

Working languages

English
Turkish

Other languages

German

Location

Turkey
Istanbul

Areas of Expertise

International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Settlement
Transnational Litigation
International Arbitration
Private international law

Bar information

2015