Ilgaz Önder > Baysal & Demir > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Baysal & Demir
Büyükdere Cad. No: 201/87
34394 Şişli

Work Department

Arbitration, Litigation, Insurance & Reinsurance, Product Liability


Senior Associate


Ilgaz is a senior associate at Baysal & Demir, with a focus on insurance/reinsurance and dispute resolution including product liability matters. He advises reinsurers in the English and European markets on regulatory and contentious matters of Turkish law, as well as advising local insurance companies in Turkey.

He specialises in policy and reinsurance coverage, advising and representing reinsurers in highly complex claims related to financial crimes, construction and engineering failures, machinery breakdown, and aviation, among other areas, under first and third party liability policies including bankers’ blanket bonds.  

Besides disputes relating to product liability, he also guides multinational clients to carry out necessary product recall measures according to the particularities of the relevant sector, such as life sciences, technology, food and household equipment.

He has also considerable experience in representing clients in international commercial arbitrations where he has acted for clients in respect of post-acquisition disputes, defect liability, workmanship contract breaches and machinery breakdowns.




Young Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC).


Koç University, Law Faculty, Turkey, LL.B. (2013)
University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Erasmus Scholar (2012)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Insurance

(Rising stars)

Ilgaz ÖnderBaysal & Demir

Established in 2021, Baysal & Demir represents clients in numerous industry sectors with expertise in insurance and reinsurance. The team represents reinsurers in arbitrations and litigation while also advising on policy interpretation. On the non-contentious side, the firm supports local insurance companies with regulatory investigations, organisational restructuring implementation and regulatory compliance matters. Practice head Pelin Baysal is experienced in disputes relating to professional liability, air freight losses and construction all risk policies. Associate Ilgaz Önder  specialises in policy and reinsurance coverage.