Piraye Erdem (ACI’80)

Standing Member - Chair

Piraye Erdem graduated from American Collegiate Institute in 1980 and from Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Law. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Erdem&Erdem Law Office and also the Manager of the Dispute Resolution Unit. She has profound experience and recognition in the dispute resolution area both in national and international fields. During her professional career for more than 30 years, she has represented her local and foreign clients in commercial and management disputes and international arbitration cases. Erdem conducts studies most particularly on commercial controversies via supply & configuration contracts, merger and acquisition transactions, agency & distributor contracts, construction contracts, service, equipment, hardware, and software acquisitions.

Piraye Erdem gives counselling to her clients on many legal issues such as international commercial contracts, arbitration cases, recognition and enforcement of foreign courts and arbitraments, obligations law, business law, foreign investments and merger & takeovers in various business lines.

She is a member of International Bar Association, İstanbul Bar Association, ACI Alumni Association; board member of Garanti Investment Trust Inc. and a member of SEV Board of Trustees.

"Institutions under the umbrella of SEV add value to society by helping develop individuals who have strong social awareness and intellectual skills. As a volunteer, I have always taken pleasure in contributing and giving back to my alma mater and all the SEV schools. On behalf of the board of directors, we are excited to take over this honorable task for the next three years. We will focus on our mission, in alignment with our values, and work to continually improve the quality of our educational programs. As pioneers in the world of education, we will further transform into an institution which is “a learner as much as a teacher” as we create the future together. "