Professor Yesim Atamer

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Department of Private Law,
Faculty of Law,
Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

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Yeşim M. Atamer is a full professor of Private Law at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. Her main areas of research are law of domestic and international sale of goods, Turkish and EU consumer law and harmonization of European contract law. As a scholar of the European Union Jean Monnet program, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Society, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey she has conducted research in Lausanne, Basel, Rome, Munich, Hamburg and Cambridge (USA). In 2007 she was awarded the Distinguished Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. Since 2007, she has been the vice director of the European Institute of Istanbul Bilgi University. Since 2013 she is a member of the Science Academy, Turkey. Atamer is a contributor to the major commentary on the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts edited by Vogenauer (2nd edition Oxford University Press, 2015) and the CISG commentary edited by Kröll, Mistelis and Perales Viscasillas (2nd edition, Hart Publishing 2018). Atamer is member of the CISG Advisory Council since 2013. She has been active in legal practice as arbitrator and legal expert in national and international disputes.