Interculturally of Counsel Podcast
About This Show
The aim of this podcast is to raise the awareness of legal professionals of the need for intercultural competence in their daily practice. Regardless of whether one works in a law firm, for a government agency, in a company, or as a sole practitioner, the globalized world in which we live requires us to interact with clients, colleagues, companies and government entities from other cultures. An awareness of our own cultural imprint along with the ability to recognize the cultural patterns of others can go a long way to improving how we work together. Listen to interviews with experienced legal professionals working in different capacities around the world to learn what tips they can give practitioners for improving how they work and communicate with other cultures in the legal context.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 12 - Turkey - Mehmet Gülerman
4 days ago
Today’s guest on the podcast is Mehmet Gülerman. Mehmet is a principle in his firm, Gülerman Law Office, based in Ankara, Turkey. His work focuses primarily on commercial law; he advises companies on business issues and represents them in commercial litigation. Mehmet also is a certified mediator. He studied law in Turkey and completed an LLM program on European law in the Netherlands.
During our interview, Mehmet shares his observations about the influences of eastern and western cultures on Turkey’s culture, how the lack of a social consensus in Turkey impacts citizens’ views of rules/laws and their application, and the challenges that non-Turkish clients face when first doing business in the country. He also talks about the introduction of mediation in Turkey. While a mediation law has been in effect since 2013, cultural hurdles remain to convincing the local population to consider mediation for dispute resolution.
At the end of our discussion, Mehmet gives us some tips about working and interacting with clients and colleagues from Turkey.
Mehmet can be reached by email at email@example.com.