Can Yeginsu is a leading barrister practising in commercial litigation and international arbitration, civil fraud, professional liability, public law and human rights, and both private and public international law.
Can is consistently ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers UK Bar, and Legal 500 as an outstanding junior in four practice areas: (i) commercial litigation; (ii) international arbitration; (iii) administrative and public law; and (iv) civil liberties and human rights. In 2019, he was shortlisted for the ‘International Arbitration Junior of the Year’ by Legal 500.
In 2013, Can was recognised as one of ten “Stars” practising at the Commercial Bar by Legal Week Magazine where he was identified as possibly one of “the Bar’s true polymaths…able to advocate in a wide variety of legal areas, with seemingly effortless fluency“.
Frequently appearing in the Commercial Court, Administrative Court, and the Chancery Division, Can has also acted in over 25 cases in the Court of Appeal, UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, he has experience acting as co-counsel in proceedings before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Turkish Constitutional Court, and the Supreme Court of The Gambia. Can is admitted to the Bar of the DIFC Courts.
In his arbitral practice, Can is regularly instructed to act in commercial disputes under the LCIA, ICC, LMAA, and CIArb Rules, as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has received, and continues to accept, appointments as an arbitrator. Can has particular expertise in investor-state arbitration, including claims brought pursuant to the ICSID Rules and the ICSID Additional Facility Rules.
Can is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C. and Koç University Law School in Istanbul where he teaches investor-state arbitration. Can is also Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School where he teaches international human rights law. He is the co-author of The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice a leading practitioners’ text, published by Oxford University Press and Partner Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.