Thursday, 25 June 2020, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey


LBR Events and Global Arbitration Review have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s GAR Live Istanbul event, due to be held on the 25th June, 2020. 

The health and safety of our clients, partners and staff are our primary concern. To that end we have been closely following the developing situation with regard to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus and adhering to the advice being provided by Turkey’s General Directorate of Public Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In order to make sure the event is delivered to the high standards on which we pride ourselves, and which our attendees expect, the decision to postpone the event has been taken.

We will be contacting all speakers, sponsors, delegates and partners directly.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have, and we continue to look forward to delivering the best event yet in the annual series later in the year.

Nic O’Callaghan, Commercial Director

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4270


Reza Mohtashami QC

Three Crowns

Recognised as a “sensational lawyer” (Chambers UK), a “real powerhouse” (Who’s Who Legal), and a “top-notch professional” (Chambers Global), Reza Mohtashami is an experienced arbitration advocate who has represented clients in more than 80 arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitration rules in many different jurisdictions.  His practice focuses on complex and high-value disputes arising out of emerging-market jurisdictions with a focus on the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.  He has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitrations and has represented both investors and governments in such disputes.  

Currently based in London, Mohtashami has previously practised in Paris, New York and Dubai, where he established the Middle East dispute resolution practice of a leading international law firm.  He is an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee, trustee of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, member of the AAA-ICDR Advisory Committee, and editorial board member of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin and Global Arbitration Review. He is the immediate past president of the LCIA Arab Users’ Council.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his advocacy skills in 2018.

Can Yeginsu

4 New Square Chambers

Barrister and Arbitrator, practising from 4 New Square Chambers in London.

An outstanding advocate with a vast intellect and faultless judgement - Chambers UK

A first-class international advocate…in a class of his own - Chambers Global

He has the gravitas of a natural leader and possesses a giant intellect - Chambers UK

Hardworking, knowledgeable and eloquent advocate”, drawing praise for “his first class judgement – an unparalleled cross-examiner - Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders

An outstanding advocate with impeccable judgement and formidable brainpower - Legal 500

A brilliant arbitration senior junior, equally at home dealing with commercial or investment claims -Chambers UK

Very thorough and decisive as arbitrator - Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar

Outside of his practice, Can is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.) and Koç University Law School (Istanbul) where he teaches investment law and arbitration. He also teaches international law at Columbia Law School (New York) and is a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

Keynote Speaker

The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

One Essex Court, London

Arbitrator, One Essex Court, Fmr. President of the UK Supreme Court


Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey


  • "Good selection of topics. Provided insight on the current issues and trends." Gokben Erdem Dirican, Dirican | Gozutok


  • "Very informative, it is always good to discuss hot topics with colleagues from the legal sector" Fatma Guney, Akinci Law Office

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Early  £400 12 Jun 2020
Standard  £500 25 Jun 2020


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