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Background

Emma Edhem

Call: 1993

Emma Edhem is a member of the Business & Property and International groups at No5 chambers.

Expertise

Business & Property

Emma practices the following areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Emma is a highly experienced advocate and BSc (Hons.) in Psychology specialising in a wide range of fields. She has been instructed on mediations and negotiations for a number of years and became an Accredited Mediator following facilitative mediator training with the London School of Mediation in 2011.

Emma is happy to accept instructions to mediate across a wide range of matters and not just those in which she practices. Her broad range of experience enables her to provide the most appropriate and cost effective dispute resolution strategy in any given situation.

Commercial Litigation

During recent years Emma has been increasingly Instructed in civil litigation and advisory work:

Advising and successfully representing the Turkish Prime Minister, Reccep Tayip Erdogan in his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph following the publication of false stories suggesting he had negotiated a secret US$25milliion donation with Iran,

Advising and representing an Advisor to the Cabinet Office on issues around defending a claim against him for 1.3m,

Advising the Chief Executive of an offshore Italian Oil exploration Company (sister company in the UK) on matters arising out of share dilution and unfair prejudicial conduct,

Successfully appearing in the Court of Appeal on a matter arising out of the highest pay in Libel damages for the year (first Libel case in the Court of Appeal for almost a decade),

Advised a foreign Government on matters arising out of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes based in the World Bank,

Advised the Chief Executive of a UK based importation company on the risk of investment arising out of the sole supply of sugar to the Iraqi Government,

Advised an Embassy on the well known Apostolides v Orams and Orams case arising out of property disputes between Southern Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,

Representing a chain of 5 and 4 star hotels cross border on issues arising out of contract interpretation and fundamental breaches,

Emma is Regularly called upon by both the Embassy and Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to advise on matters of legal sensitivity.

Associated Academic, Committee and Advisory Work
President of the Turkish British Legal Society (2003 – to date), Chairman of Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) (2013), Board of Directors of the Turkish British Journalists Association (2009 – to date), On the Bar Council’s Committee for Equality and Diversity, On the committee of the Law Society’s BME Forum, On the committee of the joint Bar Council and Law Society’s Minority Lawyers Conference, On the committee of the External Implementation Group to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority,

Appointed to introduce Judge Chen Bing of the Hainan Province, to aspects of British Human Rights over a period of 3 months by the British Council, Presented a variety of talks on British Policing, Human Rights and Fraud, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Judges and Prosecutors from China and the U.S., Presented talks at Cambridge University, under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Prosecutors from China on the British Court System and structure, Speaker at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Co-speakers included the British Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, State Minister to the Republic of Turkey, Chief Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy UK, Director of 2012 Think London, high ranking delegate of Beko, Speaker at American Business (formerly the American British Chamber of Commerce), Speaker on a panel with the Ambassador to Kosovo and Lord Sheikh on matters arising out the legal structure of Kosovo,

Chaired numerous seminars and discussions for the Turkish British Legal Society at the House of Lords. Speakers and presenters have included Professor Haluk Kabaaligolu Dean of the Yeditepe University in Turkey, Tony McNulty MP and former Minister for Immigration, Ministry of Justice, Presented careers and motivational talks at the London School of Economics (London University). Co-speakers included Lehman Brothers, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the London Business School, Director of International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group Energy Holdings, Shell Oil, Appeared live on Turkish London Radio dealing with current matters of legal interest raised by the public, Advised on the production set of Judge John Deed, whilst filming in progress, Pupil Supervisor, Former legal column writer at the Turkish newspaper Haber, Working Group on policy making to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mediation

Emma is a highly experienced advocate and BSc (Hons.) in Psychology specialising in a wide range of fields. She has been instructed on meditations and negotiations for a number of years and became an Accredited Mediator following facilitative mediator training with the London School of Mediation in 2011.

Emma is happy to accept instructions to mediate across a wide range of matters and not just those in which she practices. Her broad range of experience enables her to provide the most appropriate and cost effective dispute resolution strategy in any given situation.

Intellectual Property & IT

During recent years Emma has been increasingly Instructed in civil litigation and advisory work:

Advising and successfully representing the Turkish Prime Minister, Reccep Tayip Erdogan in his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph following the publication of false stories suggesting he had negotiated a secret US$25milliion donation with Iran, advising and representing an Advisor to the Cabinet Office on issues around defending a claim against him for 1.3m, advising the Chief Executive of an offshore Italian Oil exploration Company (sister company in the UK) on matters arising out of share dilution and unfair prejudicial conduct, successfully appearing in the Court of Appeal on a matter arising out of the highest pay in Libel damages for the year (first Libel case in the Court of Appeal for almost a decade), advised a foreign Government on matters arising out of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes based in the World Bank, advised the Chief Executive of a UK based importation company on the risk of investment arising out of the sole supply of sugar to the Iraqi Government, advised an Embassy on the well known Apostolides v Orams and Orams case arising out of property disputes between Southern Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, representing a chain of 5 and 4 star hotels cross border on issues arising out of contract interpretation and fundamental breaches,

Emma is Regularly called upon by both the Embassy and Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to advise on matters of legal sensitivity.

ASSOCIATED ACADEMIC, COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY WORK
President of the Turkish British Legal Society (2003 – to date), Chairman of Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) (2013), Board of Directors of the Turkish British Journalists Association (2009 – to date), On the Bar Council’s Committee for Equality and Diversity, On the committee of the Law Society’s BME Forum, On the committee of the joint Bar Council and Law Society’s Minority Lawyers Conference, On the committee of the External Implementation Group to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority,Student Scholarship panel of the Inner Temple,

Appointed to introduce Judge Chen Bing of the Hainan Province, to aspects of British Human Rights over a period of 3 months by the British Council, Presented a variety of talks on British Policing, Human Rights and Fraud, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Judges and Prosecutors from China and the U.S., Presented talks at Cambridge University, under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Prosecutors from China on the British Court System and structure, Speaker at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Co-speakers included the British Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, State Minister to the Republic of Turkey, Chief Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy UK, Director of 2012 Think London, high ranking delegate of Beko, Speaker at American Business (formerly the American British Chamber of Commerce), Speaker on a panel with the Ambassador to Kosovo and Lord Sheikh on matters arising out the legal structure of Kosovo.

Chaired numerous seminars and discussions for the Turkish British Legal Society at the House of Lords. Speakers and presenters have included Professor Haluk Kabaaligolu Dean of the Yeditepe University in Turkey, Tony McNulty MP and former Minister for Immigration, Ministry of Justice, Presented careers and motivational talks at the London School of Economics (London University). Co-speakers included Lehman Brothers, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the London Business School, Director of International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group Energy Holdings, Shell Oil, Appeared live on Turkish London Radio dealing with current matters of legal interest raised by the public, Advised on the production set of Judge John Deed, whilst filming in progress, Pupil Supervisor, Former legal column writer at the Turkish newspaper Haber, Working Group on policy making to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

International Arbitration & Trade

During recent years Emma has been increasingly Instructed in civil litigation and advisory work:

Advising and successfully representing the Turkish Prime Minister, Reccep Tayip Erdogan in his libel claim against the Daily Telegraph following the publication of false stories suggesting he had negotiated a secret US$25milliion donation with Iran, advising and representing an Advisor to the Cabinet Office on issues around defending a claim against him for 1.3m, advising the Chief Executive of an offshore Italian Oil exploration Company (sister company in the UK) on matters arising out of share dilution and unfair prejudicial conduct, successfully appearing in the Court of Appeal on a matter arising out of the highest pay in Libel damages for the year (first Libel case in the Court of Appeal for almost a decade), advised a foreign Government on matters arising out of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes based in the World Bank, advised the Chief Executive of a UK based importation company on the risk of investment arising out of the sole supply of sugar to the Iraqi Government, advised an Embassy on the well known Apostolides v Orams and Orams case arising out of property disputes between Southern Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,representing a chain of 5 and 4 star hotels cross border on issues arising out of contract interpretation and fundamental breaches,

Emma is Regularly called upon by both the Embassy and Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to advise on matters of legal sensitivity.

ASSOCIATED ACADEMIC, COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY WORK
President of the Turkish British Legal Society (2003 – to date), Chairman of Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) (2013), Board of Directors of the Turkish British Journalists Association (2009 – to date), On the Bar Council’s Committee for Equality and Diversity, On the committee of the Law Society’s BME Forum, On the committee of the joint Bar Council and Law Society’s Minority Lawyers Conference, On the committee of the External Implementation Group to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority,Student Scholarship panel of the Inner Temple

Appointed to introduce Judge Chen Bing of the Hainan Province, to aspects of British Human Rights over a period of 3 months by the British Council, Presented a variety of talks on British Policing, Human Rights and Fraud, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Judges and Prosecutors from China and the U.S., Presented talks at Cambridge University, under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, to Senior Prosecutors from China on the British Court System and structure, Speaker at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Co-speakers included the British Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, State Minister to the Republic of Turkey, Chief Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy UK, Director of 2012 Think London, high ranking delegate of Beko, Speaker at American Business (formerly the American British Chamber of Commerce), Speaker on a panel with the Ambassador to Kosovo and Lord Sheikh on matters arising out the legal structure of Kosovo.

Chaired numerous seminars and discussions for the Turkish British Legal Society at the House of Lords. Speakers and presenters have included Professor Haluk Kabaaligolu Dean of the Yeditepe University in Turkey, Tony McNulty MP and former Minister for Immigration, Ministry of Justice, Presented careers and motivational talks at the London School of Economics (London University). Co-speakers included Lehman Brothers, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the London Business School, Director of International Government and Corporate Affairs at BG Group Energy Holdings, Shell Oil, Appeared live on Turkish London Radio dealing with current matters of legal interest raised by the public, Advised on the production set of Judge John Deed, whilst filming in progress, Pupil Supervisor, Former legal column writer at the Turkish newspaper Haber, Working Group on policy making to the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Notable International Arbitration & Trade Cases


GUR v AVRUPA NEWSPAPER LTD, Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

[2008] EWCA Civ 594, [2009] E.M.L.R. 4 (Entertainment and Media Law Reports)

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  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Chairman of Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI)

First Degree in Psychology BSc(Hons), subsidiary subject Mathematics. Final year logical applications of the systems in Multivariate Statistics and laboratory-based empirical thesis investigating “Complex impact of circadian rhythms on the autonomic nervous system and their effects on persuasion” (London University, Goldsmith’s College)

  • First Degree in Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • CPE conversion to Law Degree (City University)
  • Bar Vocational Course (ICSL)
  • Mediation accredited by London School of Mediation

English, Turkish

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