Who are the Mediators?

Who are the Mediators?

The mediator is the people who have been registered in the Ministry of Justice Mediation Register by being successful in the written and oral exams that they graduated from the law faculty according to the legal regulations and who have at least 5 years of work experience and who have at least 65 hours of training. Mediators are not government officials, lawyers, psychologists or social workers. Mediators are obliged to strictly abide by the professional principles and rules, specially trained in the fields of negotiation, psychology, sociology and communication, and are equipped with legal competence because they are law graduates. The mediators are the people who contribute to the communication and manage the negotiations that enable the parties to communicate and protect their interests in the best way and contribute to the production of their own solutions through this channel. Mediators do not take party and they do not have responsibilities and powers such as justifying or accepting the views of one of the parties and investigating and responding to the causes of the events.

Who is the mediator and which tasks dose he/she have?

Mediation has been defined in the Act as “a voluntary dispute resolution method implementing systematic techniques, enabling a communication process between parties and bringing them together for the purpose of negotiating, reaching an understanding and creating their own resolution, conducted with the assistance of an impartial and independent third person who has relevant expertise training.” Mediators are defined in the Act as real persons conducting mediation who are registered with the mediator registry of the Ministry of Justice. Requirements for registration include Turkish nationality, a degree in law and a minimum of five years legal practice as well as completion of the relevant mediation education program and success in the exams to be held by the Ministry of Justice.

Is there something prohibited for mediators? Do they have all the power?

Mediators are prohibited from actions that exclusively fall within the judicial authority of a judge, such as site examination, consulting experts or hearing witnesses. Mediators are not allowed to provide legal or professional advice to the parties; develop and impose or force to accept proposals, agreements for the resolution. The mediator is however entitled to inform one of the parties of a proposal made by the other party and receive the relevant party´s opinion thereon. They are also entitled to recommend parties to revert to other means of dispute resolution.

Our areas of work

In the case of a company we advise, our law firm’s approach is to take precautionary measures to protect the interests of our clients before disputes or conflicts arise. At this point it is important to ensure coordination with our office regarding the work and transactions to be carried out by the client company.


    Labor Law

    Preparing the service contracts that your company will make with the personnel it will employ, examining the existing contracts and informing your company about the necessary changes. READ MORE...

    Commercial and Corporate Law

    Informing your company about the preparation, arrangement, review of the contracts that your company will make with domestic and foreign companies or individuals and the necessary changes. READ MORE...

    Collection of Receivables and Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law

    Collection of all receivables of your company arising from both foreign exchange bills and commercial transactions and transactions through forced execution. READ MORE...

    Intellectual and Industrial Rights Law

    In the face of violations of the trademark and patent rights of your company, initiating a criminal and legal procedure for the punishment of the persons responsible for the violation and the damages that your company will suffer… READ MORE...

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Mediation is a procedure carried out with the participation of a neutral and objective third party, which brings together the conflicting parties to negotiate and achieve a voluntary and mutually acceptable solution, facilitating communication between the parties… READ MORE...

    Energy Law

    Can & Partner’s experience in the energy sector has developed over 25 years in the field of oil, and its experience extends to natural gas and coal as well as other renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind. READ MORE...

    Protection of Personal Data

    The Law on Protection of Personal Data No. 6698, the transition process of which has been completed as of 7 April 2018, brings very serious obligations to real and legal persons who process personal data in order to prevent risks such as abuse of personal data… READ MORE...

    Civil Law

    We provide care, meticulous representation, follow-up and earnings in all cases of our clients in civil law. READ MORE...

    Insurance Law

    Our firm’s leading lawyers in the field of insurance law, expert lawyers, advise our clients, prepare, review, change contracts; They are highly experienced in business and especially recourse follow-up and provide services. READ MORE...

    Real Estate Law

    Our office deals with the rights of both parties in all real estate transactions within the framework of laws and focuses on the interests of our clients. Can & Partner lawyers, who have gained 30 years of experience in real estate law, can easily resolve issues such as expropriation… READ MORE...

    Tourism Law

    Tourism is very important in today’s globalizing world. For this reason, our office, which has great experiences especially on the rights of passengers traveling by airline, conducts examination, consultancy and litigation in parallel with the European Union’s Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 dated 11/2/2004. READ MORE...

    International Private Law

    As Can & Partner Law Firm, although we have advanced German and English languages, we do not only advise our foreign clients about Turkish Law, especially through our connections in Germany and the trainings received there. READ MORE...