PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

SHORT CV

Having completed his LL.B studies at Ankara University, Faculty of Law between 2005-09, Utku received his LL.M degree from King's College London in 2012 with a distinction for his master dissertation titled "Abuse of the Right to Access ICSID Arbitration". He started his professional career as a lecturer at one of a newly developing state universities in Turkey as part of his two-year mandatory service, between 2013-2015, in return for the scholarship granted by the Ministry of National Education of Turkey for his master studies in the UK. After two years of academic experience, Utku, on his personal choice, returned to practice in order to re-gain experience in the field and worked as an attorney-at-law at an international law firm in Ankara for a year. During his time as an attorney-at-law, he had the chance to deal with various subjects of law serving mainly to foreign clients in a law firm where the majority of the foreign embassies in Ankara, incl. China, South Korea, Pakistan, Austria, Poland etc., worked with in the legal matters of their own and their citizens. Having successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Inalienable Rights of Joint Stock Company Shareholders and The Legal Consequences of Their Violations" in December 2022, Dr. Topcan continues his academic studies at Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Law and Vocational School of Justice, since 2017. He is fluent in English and upper-intermediate (B2) in German.