Dr. Candan Yasan Tepetaş

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dr. Candan Yasan Tepetaş completed her LL.B. and post-graduate studies in Galatasaray University, Istanbul (LL.B., 2005 and LL.M., 2009). She obtained Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship and worked as a visiting fellowship at Swiss Institute of Comparative Law between 2012-2013.

Following the completion of her Ph.D. in 2015, she was affiliated with the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) as Secretary General and member of International and National Courts of Arbitration. In that capacity, she has been involved in several domestic and international arbitrations. She significantly contributed to the drafting of the ISTAC Arbitration and Mediation Rules. During her term, she also played a role in the establishment of the OIC Arbitration Centre.

Dr. Yasan is currently a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She advises Turkish and foreign companies in arbitration, dispute resolution and drafting of international commercial contracts. She acts as counsel in international and domestic proceedings, in cases conducted in English, French or Turkish.

In addition to her practice, Dr. Yasan is a member of Private International Law Department at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law where she teaches classes on private international law, international commercial law and international dispute settlement. She is one of directors of The Solution, a research center founded together with ADR Istanbul and Istanbul Bilgi University Facuty of Law.

Dr. Yasan contibutes as speaker in conferences on arbitration and private international law. She is the co-editor of the books entitled “Corporate Law Disputes and Arbitration”, “Launching Your Arbitration: First Submissions and Choosing Your Arbitrator“, “Arbitration School Volume-1: Arbitration Agreement“, “Arbitration School Volume-2: Arbitration Proceedings“. She has also several articles in the field of private international law, international procedural law, arbitration, product liability and international family law. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution




International Contracts

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Counsel


Arbitration Training

Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb)


International Family Law


International Sales


Banking and Finance


Logistics and Storage

Import and Export





Office Address and Contact Information

İstanbul Bilgi University Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 Eyupsultan İstanbul



Faculty member, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, Private International Law Department

Membre, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Advisory Board membre, Istanbul Arbitration Centre

Secretary General, Istanbul Arbitration Centre, 2015-2019

Membre, Court of Arbitration, Istanbul Arbitration Centre, 2015-2019


Galatasaray University, Ph.D., 2009-2015

Lausanne University, ISDC, Visiting fellowhip, 2012-2013

Galatasaray University, LL.M., 2005-2009

Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, 2000-2005

Istanbul Bilgi University, Mediation Basic Skills Training Programme, 2022

Sage Mediation, Medaition Advocacy Training Programme, 2022