Ali Yesilirmak is an associate professor at İstanbul Sehir University Law School and a visiting lecturer at the School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary College; University of London.

He has served as an arbitrator and counsel in several ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of the Court of Arbitration at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court (ITOTAM). He was an of counsel to Esin Attorney Partnership an affiliate of Baker & McKenzie Istanbul (2011-2014); and to Birsel Law Office 2001-2005. He was seconded to Herbert Smith London (2000-2001).

Ali holds an LLB from Dokuz Eylul University, an LLM from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD from CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London.

He was a member of the Committee attached to the Ministry of Justice and entrusted with the drafting the new Code of Civil Procedure (2011), of the Law on Conciliation in respect of Civil Matters (2011) and its Regulation (2012), and of the Law on Istanbul Arbitration Centre.

He published various books and articles on arbitration, litigation, mediation, execution and bankruptcy. He is a general editor on international dispute resolution series in which six books have been published in Turkish.

He was awarded with Schmitthoff scholarship; did internships at the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association, was a research assistant to HE Judge Professor Dr Carl Baudenbacher of the EFTA Court.

He is fluent in Turkish and English.