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Ceyda Akbal Schwimann Partner

Ceyda Akbal Schwimann specializes on commercial and corporate disputes, investments, and investment protection disputes. She advises major international groups and private clients in their investments as well as in their disputes against private parties, states, and state entities.

Ceyda has many years of experience in representing multinationals before state courts. She also regularly acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. She has vast experience in working under the major arbitration rules, for example advising clients in proceedings under the ICC Rules, Vienna Rules, ICSID Rules of Arbitration, as well as in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings.

Ceyda has also extensive experience in corporate M&A, commercial law as well as in real estate law, and she has been providing services in these areas for many years to major international groups.

Before joining our firm as a partner, she worked in leading Austrian and international law firms in Vienna and Istanbul.

Languages: Turkish, Engilsh, German, French


University of Cambridge, LL.M. in International Law (2005)
Galatasaray University Law Faculty (2003)


Istanbul Bar Association
The Law Society of England and Wales
Vienna Bar Association (European Attorney)
International Bar Association
Istanbul Arbitration Association


*Co-Author of Turkey Chapter of the ICLG to Foreign Direct Investment Regimes 2020
*Author of Chapter 14 on Observance of Obligations in the Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, Second Edition, 2017
*A Legal Analysis of Islamic Finance Instruments-With Particular Reference to the Laws of Austria- published in May 2014 Issue of Bankarchiv (Linde)
*Das neue türkische Konzernrecht- published in April 2013 Issue of Eastlex (Manz)
*Das neue Obligationengesetz- published in October 2012 Issue of Eastlex (Manz)