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Halil Ercüment
Agency, Distribution,
Professional details
Erdem-Erdem Law Office
Phone: + 90 212 291 73 83
Halil Ercüment
Year of birth
Phone: + 90 212 291 73 83
IDI Functions
Country expert for TURKEY
Bar Association of Izmir; Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française; Banking and Commercial Law Institute; ICC Institute Council; ICC Incoterms Experts Group; ICC Turkish National Committee Arbitration Council; Representative of Turkey in ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice; Agency & Distributorships Working Group; Mergers & Acquisition Working Group and Maritime Arbitration Working Group.
Year of birth
Dokuz Eylül University (LL.B., 1984 with honors); Ankara University (LL.M., 1986 with honors); University of Fribourg (Ph.D., magna cum laude 1990).
Current professional position
Lawyer at Erdem & Erdem, Istanbul.
Accademic position
Associate and Full Professor, Galatasaray University 1997. Assistant and Associate Professor, Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Law, 1984-1997.
Turkish, French, English and German.
He has written several books and articles
English, French, Turkish
Professional qualifications
Law degree, admitted to bar.
Experience in the field of distribution
Commercial agency, distributorship, franchising, intermediaries, sales network, selective distribution, distribution antitrust, shopping malls.
Litigation experience
Litigation experience before National Courts as counsel.
Arbitration experience
International Arbitration experience as arbitrator and as a counsel.
Distribution cases
  1. A German distributor has acted as the sole distributor of a Turkish producer of fiberglass.
  2. A Turkish company acted as the sole distributor of an Italian manufacturer of tractors.
  3. A Turkish company and an Italian agent signed an agency contract on 2009; and according to this contract, the agent will represent and sell products of the supplier in many countries exclusively and get a commission from each sale.
  4. A Turkish company was the exclusive distributor of a German company, which is one of the biggest companies in small home appliances sector, in Turkey since 1984.
  5. A German company signed an agreement appointing a Turkish company as its exclusive agent for its copper pipe and copper alloy products in Turkey.
  6. A Lebanese company and two Turkish companies have entered into an agreement where the Lebanese company undertook to promote the entry of the Turkish companies into the market and to be awarded for new transmission lines and distribution networks for electrical power.
  7. A Swiss company acting as the agent of a major Turkish cement manufacturer claimed its unpaid commissions.