Ekinsu Cebi Elkei is a Turkish lawyer with experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and commercial litigation. Registered with the Istanbul Bar, she has assisted in high-profile ICC and LCIA commercial arbitration cases. She represents clients before domestic courts in enforcement lawsuits and works in coordination with foreign legal teams and experts on pre and post arbitration matters.
Ekinsu has supported clients operating in mining and infrastructure industries in North America, the Middle East and CIS regions in investment arbitration disputes under the ICSID rules. She has also assisted in several comprehensive construction projects including hospitals and power plants under FIDIC contracts.
Beyond arbitration, she has practical experience in representing governmental entities and diplomatic missions in Turkey on matters relating to sovereign immunity and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Ekinsu is a founding member of Young Istanbul Arbitration Center, and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40, and the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration. As a Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot alumna and recipient of an honorable mention, she has acted as an arbitrator in international and local arbitration moots.
She holds an LL.B. degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Law and an advanced certificate of Professional Arbitration Studies by the Paris Arbitration Academy (Académie Internationale du Droit de l'Arbitrage).