Dr. Mustafa Okan YAĞCI, LL.M.

Dr. M. Okan Yağcı, LL.M.

Dr. Mustafa Okan YAĞCI, LL.M.

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Education:

  • Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, PhD in Law, with merits, Istanbul/Turkey, 2018.
  • The University of Deusto, UNESCO Pre-Doc Visiting Fellow, Bilbao/Spain, August 2016 – January 2017.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, LL.M., State College/USA, 2012.
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, J.D. Equivalent, with merits, Istanbul/Turkey, 2010.

Languages:

  • English (advanced)
  • German and Spanish (basic)

Professional Affiliations

  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2011

Background:

The main areas of expertise of Dr. Mustafa Okan YAĞCI are EU law, competition law, corporate & commercial law, international trade law, international commercial arbitration, and investment arbitration. 

Academically, Dr. YAĞCI worked as the research assistant of Prof. William F. Fox in the areas of international business transactions, international commercial agreements, alternative dispute resolution methods, and arbitration during his LL.M. study. Between 2013 and 2016, he worked at Yeditepe University Faculty of Law as a research fellow. He assisted the classes of / gave lectures with Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu, former dean of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law and Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, and Prof. Dr. Vilenas Vadapalas, a former judge at the General Court of the EU. Dr. YAĞCI worked in the ELFA-European Law Faculties Association as the Secretary-General between 2014 and 2015 in addition to his works at Yeditepe. He is the coordinator (or alike titled) of 7 international academic events, and he made speeches in various international academic meetings.

As a practitioner, Dr. YAĞCI served in a US affiliated law firm in Istanbul between 2010 and 2012. He also worked in the Basque Competition Authority [Autoridad Vasca de la Competencia (AVC)] as a paid intern between the dates of August 2016 and January 2017.

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACADEMIC EVENTS

The primary publications, the conferences that he attended as a speaker and academic events he established are as follows:

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Examination and Inquiry Procedures of the Turkish Competition Board and Judicial Review of the Board’s Decision”, Vedat Kitapçılık, December 2018.
  • Certificate of Pledge Deficit – Journal of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, The year 2016, V. XIII, I. 2, Special Issue: Festschrift for the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of Yeditepe University of Faculty of Law, V. II, pp. 313-338
  • “Role of Competition Advocacy in Public Procurement Process”, La Competencia Como Motor de Desarrollo Económico, Segunda Parte: Contratación Pública y Competencia – Capítulo: 4, España 2017.
  • Role of Competition Advocacy in Public Procurement Process [the final text was recently submitted, to be published in the yearbook of the IX Annual National Seminar on Competition.
  • Selected Decisions Made in 2012-2013 by the 11th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation Concerning Letters of Credit – Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, The year 2014, V. 3, I. 2, pp. 325-341

SPEAKER IN CONFERENCES:

  • A Short Assessment on Procedural Rights in EU Antitrust Proceedings from the Perspective of Human Rights (UNESCO Scholars Meeting, University of Deusto Human Rights Institute, Bilbao-Spain, on 15 December 2016).
  • The Role of Competition Advocacy in Public Procurement Process (12 January 2016 – Basque Competition Authority, IX. Annual National Competition Seminar, Bilbao/Spain).
  • The Class Action under Turkish Law: Comparison of Turkish, EU and US Legal Models (the First Trinational Winteruniversity, held in Istanbul-Turkey, on 12 January 2016).

ACADEMIC EVENTS:

  • Former Project Coordinator of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law: “DESCNet (the Network for Developing the European Studies in the Caucasus) EU Jean Monnet Project” established with the coordination of partner universities including the University of Tartu, University of Graz, New Vision University, Ilia State University, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Khazar University, Yerevan State University, and North Caucasus Federal University) between the years of 2014 and 2016.
  • Coordinator: “10th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer Schoool” held by the coordination of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Faculty of Law, IKV – Economic Development Foundation and TOBB – the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey between 20th June and 1st July 2016
  • Coordinator of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law: “Three-National Winter University” held by the coordination of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Université Paris Quest – Nanterre la Défense, Universität Potsdam and Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg (10 – 17 January 2016)
  • Co-Coordinator: “9th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer Schoool” held by the coordination of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Faculty of Law, IKV – Economic Development Foundation and TOBB – the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (22 June – 07 July 2015)
  • Congress Secretary (& President’s Assistant) of the ELFA-European Law Faculties Association 20th General Assembly Meeting and Conference Programme “Law Faculties at the Crossroads” (16-19 April 2015).
  • Coordinator: “8th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer Schoool” held by the coordination of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Faculty of Law, IKV – Economic Development Foundation and TOBB – the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (16 June – 8 July 2014)
  • Coordinator: “7th Yeditepe University Faculty of Law European Union Law Summer Schoool” held by the coordination of Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Faculty of Law, IKV – Economic Development Foundation and TOBB – the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (17 June – 9 July 2013)

Certificates:

  • The University of Graz, “DESCNet Young Researchers’ Seminar Programme”, Graz/Australia, April 2016.
  • The University of Deusto, “General Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade”, Bilbao/Spain, September 2009.
  • Amsterdam University & Yeditepe University, “EU and International Law”, Istanbul/Turkey, July 2007.