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LCIL Partner Fellow

4 New Square Chambers

Can Yeginsu is a barrister who combines a strong practice in international arbitration and commercial litigation (including civil fraud) with a busy commercial judicial review specialism, while also fostering a wider human rights and public international law practice, equivalent in depth and breadth to his commercial work.

Can acts frequently as counsel in arbitrations under the auspices of the major institutions including the LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LMAA, and CIArb, as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL rules. Can has appeared in cases before the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and in trials in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division of the English High Court. Can is also admitted to the Bar of the DIFC Courts. Can has advanced PIL arguments before various arbitral tribunals, the English appellate courts, the Turkish Constitutional Court, the Federal Court of Malaysia, as well as the European Court of Human Rights and the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice.

Outside of his work as counsel and arbitrator, Can is on the Adjunct Faculty of Georgetown Law in Washington D.C. where he teaches investor-state arbitration, a subject he has also been teaching since 2016 at Koç University Law School in Istanbul. Can is also a guest lecturer on investment and commercial arbitration at Harvard Law School and a Global Freedom of Expression Expert at Columbia University. Can is a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s Investment Treaty Forum and the co-author with Sir James Dingemans, Tom Cross, and Hafsa Masood, of a leading international human rights textbook, published by Oxford University Press.

Can is bi-lingual in English and Turkish. He holds prize-winning degrees from University College, Oxford and Harvard Law School. He was a Jane Eliza Procter Fellow at Princeton University.