20Apr 18

ICC YAF: Shareholder Disputes in Energy Companies

Istanbul, Turkey, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on the practical aspects of shareholding and joint venture disputes.


Professionals and legal advisors will share their experience on the various mechanisms that can be created while forming joint ventures to avoid disputes, and mainly the specifics of such mechanisms when they apply to energy companies. A particular focus will be directed towards the shareholding mechanisms of the Dutch SPVs, which are often encountered in the corporate world as the counter party, and their fitness with other legal systems. Finally, participants will discuss what type of interim measures are available to the parties in shareholder/joint venture arbitrations and which ones, from the practitioners’ viewpoint, are the best suited for energy related cases.


Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange their experience and thoughts on international arbitration, and to actively enrich their network in the region.


14:30 – 15:00Registration
15:00 – 15:15Opening Remarks
15:15 – 15:35Shareholder Disputes in Energy Companies
15:35 – 15:55Joint Ventures: Making a Success by Preparing for Failure
15:55 – 16:15Shareholding in Limited Companies: Gilded Cage
16:15 – 16:45Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:05SHA Management, Tips to Avoid Conflicts
17:05 – 17:20Interim Measures in Shareholder/Joint Venture Arbitrations
17:20 – 17:50Q & A
17:50 – 19:00Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail


Müge AkselShell & Turcas Petrol A.S., Legal Counsel – Ethics &Compliance
Bennar Aydoğdu


Co-chair, ICC Turkey Arbitration Commission; Founder BennArb Law Firm, Bursa
Ruzin DağlıWithersWorldwide, Associate, Litigation and Arbitration
Sami HouerbiICC Director for the Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa; Houerbi Law Firm, Abu Dhabi/ Tunis
Robert KnoopsRokade Advies B.V., Equity Partner; International Trust Services B.V., Partner
Dominic PalmerMayer Brown International, Corporate, Senior Associate
Simel SarıalioğluICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative; Senior Associate, Paksoy
Murat YörükoğluBoden Law, Partner

Logistical notes


Adahan Istanbul Hotel

Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, General Yazgan Sk. No:14, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


To register, please send your full contact details to Simel Sarıalioğlu

  • Simel Sarıalioğlu
  • 02123664708
  • ICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative

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