Ruzin Dagli

Senior Associate | London

Ruzin is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

As a dual-qualified lawyer (Turkey and England & Wales) who has previously practised in Paris and Istanbul, Ruzin has particular expertise in international arbitration, commercial litigation and both private and public international law.

In her international arbitration practice, Ruzin represents individuals, companies, States and State-owned entities in international disputes conducted under the LCIA, ICC, DIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules across a variety of sectors, including construction, energy, infrastructure, technology, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Ruzin also advises States and international organisations on public international law matters such as the application of treaties, dispute resolution issues relating to international trade and investment, human rights and sovereign immunity.

In her commercial litigation practice, Ruzin advises both individuals and companies in matters before the English High Court, including in complex shareholder disputes, disputes involving family businesses, debt collection and insolvency issues and litigation ancillary to arbitration proceedings, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards. Ruzin has appeared before the Turkish courts as an advocate in a range of commercial disputes and enforcement actions.

Ruzin also maintains a pro-bono practice, advising individuals and international organisations on issues of international human rights law and international environmental law.

Ruzin is recognised as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500.

Secretary Christine Woodroffe

Track record





Advising a State in a high-profile State-to-State dispute involving treaty interpretation issues including human rights, international investment and trade

Barrowfen Properties Limited v (1) Girish Patel; (2) Stevens & Bolton LLP; (3) Barrowfen Properties II Limited [2020 [EWHC 1145 (Ch). Acting in a successful claim involving allegations of professional negligence and conspiracy

Representing a UAE company against a Senegalese company in High Court proceedings in relation to a dispute arising out of an oil sale contract

England and Wales, 2016

Turkey, 2012

‘Arbitration in the time of corona: a look back at 2020’, Global Arbitration Review, January 2021, co-author;

‘Will Brexit change who you are when it comes to protecting your assets overseas?’, International Investment net, January 2020, co-author;

‘Looking Back on Arbitration in 2018’, Global Arbitration Review, January 2018, co-author;

Istanbul Bar Association

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

ASIL, Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reforms Working Group

British Turkish Lawyers Association

British Chamber of Commerce, Turkey

London Court of International Arbitration

Hearings and Cross Examination, Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association

Dispute Resolution in Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions, New York Law School, International ADR Arbitration Bootcamp, IALS London

Interim measures in international arbitration, ICC YAF, Istanbul



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