Maynooth Appoints Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu Assistant Professor of Private Law


Maynooth University Law Department announced the appointment of Dr Yağmur Hortoglu as an assistant professor in private law.

Dr. Hortoğlu’s research focuses on arbitration law and private international law, while maintaining a keen interest in the interplay between law and psychology.

Prior to joining Maynooth University, she was a Global Post-Doctoral Fellow at New York University School of Law, where she was affiliated with the Center for transnational litigation, arbitration and commercial law and worked on issues related to arbitration fraud.

She was also a teaching / research assistant at Faculty of Law of the Sorbonne and University of Cergy Pontoise in France and taught private international law, introduction to civil law, family law, civil liability law and corporate law.

Dr Hortoğlu holds a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in private law and a master’s degree in private international law and international business law from the Sorbonne Law School and a master of science in applied positive psychology from University of East London.

For his doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) entitled Fraud and arbitration, which she prepared under the co-supervision of Professor Mathias Audit (Sorbonne University) and Professor Franco Ferrari (New York University) at the Sorbonne Law School, Dr Hortoğlu worked on various fraudulent acts that can occur in arbitration and the means to fight against these practices which she qualified as “arbitration fraud”.

In 2008, Dr Hortoğlu received an excellence merit scholarship granted by the French government. She was also a recipient of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for international, European and regulatory procedural law in 2017 then the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in 2018.

Last year, she was selected to participate in the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of The Hague Academy of International Law, where she is currently preparing an article on the law governing the issue of legal privilege in commercial arbitration.

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