Dr. Özge TOSUN is a legal counsel at Export Credit Bank of TURKEY (Turk Eximbank) since 2013. During his tenure, he has focused on various types of insurance contracts such as the short term export credit insurance, buyer’s credit insurance, working capital insurance and letter of credit confirmation insurance. He also contributed to syndications and international trade finance and buyer’s credit projects.
Prior to joining to Turk Eximbank, he worked in leading Turkish shipyards as in house counsel and gained experience in legal matters concerning shipbuilding and maritime trade. He also worked as a legal counsel at Holland-based FORTIS\’ Istanbul headquarters after working as lawyer in esteemed law firms early in his career.
He graduated with a law degree in 2005 from Istanbul University School of Law, where he also completed his master’s studies in the area of fiscal law in 2010. He obtained a second master’s degree in 2012 from Stockholm University\’s School of International Commercial Arbitration Law. In 2020, he successfully defended his dissertation (also from Istanbul University\’s School of Law) and became a doctor. His doctoral study examined export credit insurance contracts with a specific focus on Turk Eximbank operations. Dr. Tosun continues to work on international finance and export/insurance related matters.
TFG heard from Dr. Özge TOSUN, legal counsel at Export Credit Bank of TURKEY (Turk Eximbank) on the various surety bond dilemmas in Turkish insurance including the impracticality of expecting Turkish law to govern all overseas contracts.
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