Welcome to Arbitrator Intelligence’s Member Spotlight Series. As a special feature, today we shine the spotlight on two of Arbitrator Intelligence‘s most active supporters: Mr. Tolu OBAMUROH and Mr. Inan ULUC!
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Mr. Obamuroh is a Nigerian-trained attorney who started his career as an associate with a commercial law firm prior to his enrollment for the LL.M program at Columbia Law School, New York, where he graduated in 2013. Whilst at Columbia, Tolu served as research assistant to Prof. George Bermann on the Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Tolu is a co-editor of “The Law in His Hands: Biography and Notable Judgments of Bolarinwa Babalakin JSC (Rtd.).” He is currently undertaking doctoral research in international arbitration.
Mr. Uluc graduated first in the class from law school in Turkey in 2010. After receiving the Turkish Education Ministry’s Higher Education Scholarship in 2011, he earned an LL.M degree from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2013, focusing on domestic (U.S.) and international arbitration. He is currently pursuing a S.J.D. (PhD) degree in International Arbitration, researching “Corruption in International Arbitration.” Mr. Uluc is a licensed attorney in Turkey, where he worked for a local firm and interned with the Turkish Competition Authority, Turkish Economy Ministry, and Central Bank of Turkey. In 2013 and 2014, he worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s London arbitration group and the arbitration group of DLA Piper’s Istanbul Office, respectively. Mr. Uluc serves as Secretary of the Penn State International Arbitration Group and is a member of The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law Committee of PhD Students, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40, The Center for American and International Law Institute for Transnational Arbitration, The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, and CEPANI 40.
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Tolu and Inan have been instrumental to Arbitrator Intelligence since before the website was established. In addition to published Awards, each has contributed 10+ unpublished Awards. Inan provided the project’s first unpublished Turkish Awards, and Tolu has been pivotal in the search for Nigerian Awards. Additionally, Tolu and Inan have worked closely with Arbitrator Intelligence founders to build the site’s interactive map and provide other research, support, and ideas. Through their tireless contributions to AI and professional achievements, Tolu and Inan have shown dedication and prowess toward improving equity and transparency in international arbitration. Thank you Tolu and Inan!