Currently Vice President, Global FD&D Manager & Counsel at Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), Managers of the American P&I Club. Marmara University Law School, Istanbul (LL.B., 2001). S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, (MSc, 2004), Masters of International Transportation Management, attained Graduate Certificate in Chartering Operations. Hofstra University School of Law, New York (LL.M., 2007).
Practiced at prominent maritime law firms in Istanbul and New York. Joined SCB/American P&I Club in 2006, and in 2013 became Global Manager of FD&D (a/k/a “Defense”) to oversee handling of FD&D matters worldwide. Also handles a wide variety of complex P&I cases globally involving litigation, arbitration, mediation for ship owners and charterers. Experienced in charter party disputes, cargo claims, ship building/repair contracts, sale and purchase, casualties, pollution, marine insurance and other marine claims.
Acts as the American Club’s representative in the Global FD&D Insurers’ Industry Forum (since 2014). Appointed as the Corporate Counsel Industry Liaison Officer of the International Bar Association’s (“IBA”) Maritime & Transport Law Committee (2018-2019), and the Committee Liaison Officer to collaborate with Comité Maritime International (“CMI”) (2020-2021). IBA’s representative at the United Nations during the UNCITRAL meetings on International Recognition of Judicial Sale of Ships.
Certificate in Commercial Mediation (NYC Bar Association/SMA, 2017). Member of the US Maritime Law Association, WISTA USA and IBA.
Mailing Address: Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., One Battery Park Plaza – 31st Floor, New York, NY 10004, U.S.A.
Office Telephone: (212) 847 4566
Mobile Telephone: (917) 365 3422
Fax: (212) 847 4599