Pelin Baysal is a founding partner of Baysal & Demir Law Firm.
She has over 15 years of experience in advising and representing companies and state-owned entities across a broad range of industries. She has extensive experience in international arbitrations and cross-border litigations, including many multi-hundred-million-dollar disputes, under different applicable laws. She has acted as a legal expert on matters of Turkish law in various foreign court proceedings. She also has broad experience in the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards in Turkey.
Her practice focuses on construction, insurance and reinsurance, M&A, distribution agreements and infrastructure disputes. She has been involved in disputes concerning almost all of the largest construction projects in Turkey of the last decade. Many clients in the financial services sector have trusted her to represent their interests before arbitral tribunals and Turkish courts to collect their receivables under different contracts. She has been recognised as a star by Euromoney Benchmark Litigation for years on international arbitration, insurance and commercial transactions.
Her insurance and reinsurance practice is particularly distinguished. She has vast experience in handling coverage issues on almost all policy types, including construction all risk, fire all risk, third party liability, professional liability, credit insurance and bankers’ blanket bond policies. She is the only lawyer from Turkey listed in Who’s Who Legal Insurance and Reinsurance. She is noted as highly sought after by clients, who commend her ‘sharp and comprehensive analysis’ as well as ‘the clarity of her advice’ when it comes to insurance disputes.
Pelin is also involved in various M&A transactions, has negotiated and drafted share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements, and has assisted her clients in real estate transactions. Chambers Europe Corporate ranked her as an up-and-coming lawyer in 2021.
Pelin has been repeatedly praised in all leading professional directories and is described as ‘highly motivated and hard-working to best represent the client’s interests’. She is considered ‘a very strong analytical lawyer’ and has earned praise for her ‘highly pragmatic and solution-oriented support coupled with precise knowledge and understanding of the case’. Clients applaud her ‘very close relationship with the companies [for which] she provides service’, and she ‘goes the extra mile to be successful for her clients’.
Baysal & Demir is an international law firm committed to excellence. Each of our clients is unique, and we approach each of them with the utmost care and diligence. With dedicated teams and well-versed advocacy, Baysal & Demir offers clients a distinguished way of practising law.
We are insightful. We seek to achieve clarity and predictability for our clients. Clients choose us because of our deep understanding of their issues. Our legal solutions are practical, efficient and aligned with clients’ business strategies. In legal disputes, we combine our rigorous case analysis with our clients’ fundamental objectives to develop an early case strategy, serving our clients’ best interest. We consider our clients part of our team and put collaboration at the heart of our work. Our clients say that they consider working with us ‘a pleasure’.
We are tenacious. We consider that we owe a duty to our clients to fight for their best interest. We never left a stone unturned and always ‘go the extra mile to be successful for [our] clients’. We are recognised for our dedication, meticulous preparation and skilful advocacy. We believe in the power of brevity and present sophisticated matters effectively and clearly.
We are courteous. We are vigilant in guarding the sanctity of our profession. We always maintain politeness and clarity in our dealings with counterparties. We deal with our opposition as we would want them to deal with us. Our argumentation is always clear and sophisticated. At all times, we act with honour.