Maynooth appoints Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu as assistant professor in private law

Maynooth appoints Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu as assistant professor in private law

Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu

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

Dr Hortoğlu’s research focuses primarily on arbitration law and private international law, while she also retains a keen interest in the interaction between law and psychology.

Prior to joining Maynooth University, she was a post-doctoral global 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 around arbitral fraud.

She has also been a teaching/research assistant at Sorbonne Law School and Cergy-Pontoise University in France and taught private international law, introduction to civil law, family law, tort law and corporate law.

Dr Hortoğlu holds a bachelor’s degree with a specialisation on private law and a Master’s degree in private international law and international business law from Sorbonne Law School and a Master of Science in applied positive psychology from East London University.

For her PhD 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 Sorbonne Law School, Dr Hortoğlu worked on various fraudulent acts that can occur in arbitration and the ways to fight against these practices that she qualified as “arbitral fraud”.

In 2008, Dr Hortoğlu was awarded merit-based excellence scholarship granted by the French government. She has also been a laureate of scholarships from the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for international, European and regulatory procedural law in 2017 and then the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in 2018.

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

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