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Chairman - Emma Edhem, CC

Apr 05 2016

Chairman – Emma Edhem, CC

I successfully represented the then Turkish Prime Minister, now President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a highly defamatory libel action against the Daily Telegraph. This followed successful representation in the Court of Appeal of Remzi Gur libel action which set presedence in UK libel on damages.

I am a UK Politician and Barrister (lawyer), a member of the Honourable Society of Grays Inn, Ad Eundem member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and Freeman of the City of London. Past and present activities include President of the Turkish British Legal Society, Chairman of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Board Member and legal advisor to the Turkish British Journalists Association, the Bar Council of England and Wales, the External Implementation Group to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Scholarship Panel of the Inner Temple, and I am regularly called upon to consult by the Law Society and Turkish Embassy.

I specialise in International Arbitrations and Cross Border matters that require strong advocacy, negotiation, tactic and forensic analysis of evidence and law. My work has taken me into fields such as Treaties, Financial Markets, Commercial, Business Crime, Corporate, Contract, Confiscation, Libel, Privacy, Corruption, Money Laundering, and Serious Fraud to name a few. A number of my cases have reached status of global media interest and were reported in the press in a number of countries.

I was appointed by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the British Council to introduce senior Prosecutors and Judges from China and the USA to aspects of the Human Rights Act. I have been guest speaker at a variety of institutions, including Cambridge University, British American Chamber of Commerce, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and the Ankara Bar Council. I have also chaired many seminars and talks at the House of Lords on matters of legal importance.

I sit on the Planning and Transportation Committee and Community and Children’s.

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