Erman is Partner at Özgür Ünüvar Bakiler Attorney Partnership, a legal consultancy boutique with offices in Ankara and Istanbul. He specializes in international arbitration and energy law. Erman acts as counsel in commercial and investment treaty disputes (including both ad hoc - UNCITRAL - and institutional forms - ICC, SCC, LCIA). His experience in international arbitration spans disputes under sales contracts and investment treaty disputes under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). He provides consultancy on public international law, downstream energy law as well as oil & gas agreements (including oil & gas supply contracts and Production Sharing Agreements - PSAs) and the licensing regime governed by administrative law in Turkey. Erman also assists companies in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Turkey.
He advises companies on market and local content research, business development and contract negotiations in foreign markets and in Turkey.
Erman holds an LL.M from the University of Edinburgh (with Distinction) and a PhD on investment treaty arbitration from the CEPMLP at the University of Dundee. He completed Research Fellowships on public international law at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, the University of Helsinki, and at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.
He currently teaches international investment law and arbitration and energy law & policy at Hacettepe and TOBB ETU Universities in Ankara.