Mehves Erdem is a foreign associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on the international arbitration and corporate area. Her experience includes advising domestic and international clients in M&A transactions and project finance. She acted both as counsel and arbitral secretary in international arbitration cases carried out before various arbitral institutions.


Thought Leadership


Excessive Pricing, August 2017 (Published in Mondaq)

Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements and Concerted Practices in the Motor Vehicle Sector, March 2017 (Published in Erdem & Erdem Newsletter)

Soft Law in International Arbitration, March 2017 (Published in Mondaq)

European Commission Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry, March 2017 (Published in Mondaq)

Expert Witnesses in International Commercial Arbitration, September 2016 (Published in Mondaq)

Formation of Contracts under CISG, January 2016 (Published in Mondaq and Martindale)


Arbitration Academy 2016 Session, Paris, France

Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey — Competition Law and Policy Research Center, Certificate of Competition Law

Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey, Certificate of Labor Law

Memberships & Affiliations

Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Young ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Center)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in New York
  • Istanbul


  • English
  • Turkish


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawLL.M.with Honors2018
  • Koç UniversityLaw2014