Ferda Canözer Paksoy

Founding Partner

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Ferda Paksoy, the founder of AdrIstanbul, has been working as an active mediator, expert mediator trainer, negotiator, and dispute resolution management consultant for companies since 2007. Ferda, who has IMI accreditation, specializes in dispute resolution in international projects, commercial disputes, contractual disputes, insurance, energy, banking finance markets, corporate, consumer and workplace disputes in construction markets. She has about 10 years of experience in the evaluation and facilitation studies in cross-border disputes, agreements, and contracts with foreign elements.

She is a member of Turkey’s board in the International Mediators panel of Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes and the Advisory Board of the Association of Asian African Mediators and also a spokesperson for the International Mediators Institute in Bangladesh. She received mediation and ADR training on international platforms and did internship and field studies.

She worked as a key expert and instructor in ”Better Access to Justice in Turkey” project managed by the International Consortium funded by the Ministry of Justice and the European Union and also produced social responsibility projects and public projects for Common Use and Promotion of Mediation in Turkey.

During her mediation and dispute resolution career, she has contributed to the resolution of more than 1400 disputes and has worked as a mediator and negotiator in the disputes of citizens and investors from many different countries from 4 continents, her experience in online mediation has improved since 2014.

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She has many papers at international conferences and symposiums and has participated in various projects on mediation and legal aid for local and international NGOs. She also works as an expert mediation instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University.

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Office Address and Contact Information
Workinton – Güneşli Mahmutbey Mahallesi Taşocağı Yolu Caddesi No:19/1 Balans Binasi, A Blok Bağcılar/İstanbul


IMI Certified Mediator 

Member of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programmes

Member of Advisory Board of AAMA

Key Expert in EU Projects, ADR Rome, MOJ Turkey, İstanbul Bilgi University, PWC-2007-2009

Mediator, Trainer, Project Manager, Freelance-2009-2018

Beşiktaş Municipality Mediation Pilot Project 2015-2016

Founding Partner, ADR Istanbul-2018-cont.

İstanbul University, Law 1980-1984

İstanbul Bilgi University-Special Student at Mediation Class of LLM Programme-2007 Spring

Sapienza Universita di Roma-Hamline University, Mediation; Negotiation, Dispute Resolutions, Mediating Business Disputes Internationally, Certified-2007

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Envisioning, Designing and Implementing Court ADR: A Practical and Theoretical Program, Certified-2011

Bilgi University Business Law Specialization Training 2018