The University of Aberdeen
School of Law
Taylor Building, Room D40
Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley is a Lecturer in law and the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law. She is also the Programme Coordinator for commercial law themed LLMs (online, on-campus and blended) with a focus on international commercial law, international trade law and sustainability.
Burcu has benefitted from experience in a wide range of research and education institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey for over 15 years. She obtained her LLB and PhD in Private International Law from Turkey, and her LLM in International and Comparative Business Law from England. Before joining the University of Aberdeen in 2014 initially as a researcher, she worked at the leading Turkish university, Ankara, at the Department of Private International Law of the Law Faculty for over 5 years. She also practised law, enrolled with the Ankara Bar Association, and worked at the Export Credit Bank of Turkey (Turk Eximbank) where she dealt with legal and practical aspects of international trade finance.
Burcu is the author and editor of several publications in the fields of international trade and finance law, private international law, international payments, international commercial law, international commercial litigation and arbitration. She has been involved in international collaborative research projects. She regularly speaks at international conferences, workshops and seminars, and acts as a referee for articles submitted to prestigious and internationally renowned UK and Turkish academic journals. She has been appointed by courts in the UK and Turkey to give expert opinion evidence on matters involving a foreign element.
Burcu is interested in the following areas: international trade and finance law, private international law (international jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil, commercial and family law matters), international payments, international commercial law and dispute resolution, law and technology (in particular digitalisation, distributed ledger technology/blockchain and virtual/digital/cryptocurrencies) and Turkish law.
Burcu's research interests are in the following areas:
international trade and finance law
private international law (international jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil, commercial and family law matters),
international commercial law and dispute resolution,
law and technology (in particular digitalisation, virtual/digital/cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and blockchain),
Burcu is currently researching on digitalisation in international trade, virtual/digital/cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and blockchain. She is particularly interested in conflict of laws and emerging technology.
Research Funding and Grants
2014-2016: Cross-Border Litigation in Europe: Private International Law Legislative Framework, National Courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union (EUPILLAR), JUST/2013/JCIV/AG/4635, funded by the European Commission, Civil Justice Programme (Position held: Researcher).
2012-2013: Cross-Border Litigation in Europe (series of workshops), EU Private International Law Research Network, funded by the European Commission, Jean Monnet Scheme (Position held: National Coordinator for Turkey).
Facilitating International Trade between Turkey and China by International Payments via Electronic Funds Transfer: Problems and Possible Solutions under the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers
İpek Yolu Canlanıyor: Türk-Çin Hukuk Zirvesi. YENİDÜNYA, D. A. C., ERKAN, D. M., ASAT, R. (eds.). Ankara: Adalet pp. 365-393, 29 pages.
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
The Relevance of the Rome I Regulation to International Commercial Arbitration in the European Union
Journal of Private International Law, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 149-178
The validity of choice of court agreements under the Brussels I regulation and the Hague choice of court agreements convention
Beaumont, P. R., Yuksel, B.
Convergence and Divergence in Private International Law. Boele-Woelki, K., Einhorn, T., Girsberger, D., Symeonides, S. (eds.). Eleven International Publishing, pp. 563-577, 15 pages
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
La reforma del reglamento de Bruselas I sobre acuerdos de sumisión y la preparación para la ratificación por la UE del Convenio de la Haya sobre acuerdos de elección de foro (The Reform of the Brussels I Regulation on Choice of Court Agreements and the preparation for the European Union’s Ratification of the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention)
Beaumont, P., Yuksel, B.
Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado, vol. 2010, pp. 129-159
Contributions to Journals: Articles
Asliye 1. Ticaret Mahkemesi [First Commercial Court of First Instance], Izmir, 19 November 2004, No. 2004/245E. - 2004/862 and Yargitay [Supreme Court], 11th Civil Chamber, 19 January 2006, No. 2005/104 E. - 2006/316 K., Sarilar Uluslararasi Nak. Ith. Ihr. Ltd. Sti. v. Batinak Shipping Trading Co. Ltd.
Yuksel, B., Karan, H.
. 5 pages.
Other Contributions: Other Contributions
Yargitay [Supreme Court], 13th Civil Chamber, 7 July 1998, No. 1998/5441 E. - 1998/6064 K, Glencore International A.S. v. Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa