Dr Yagmur Hortoglu


Lecturer/ Assistant Professor

(01) 474 7426


Dr. Yağmur Hortoğlu joined the Department of Law in July 2021 as an Assistant Professor in Law. Her current research focuses primarily on arbitration law and private international law. She retains a keen interest in the interaction between Law and Psychology.
    Prior to joining Maynooth University, Dr. Yağmur Hortoğlu was a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at New York University, School of Law (USA),
 the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law. She has also been a Teaching/Research Assistant at Sorbonne Law School and Cergy-Pontoise University in France and taught private international law, introduction to civil law, family law, tort law and corporate law.   
     Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu holds a bachelor’s degree in Private Law and a master’s degree in Private International Law and International Business Law from Sorbonne Law School (France). She also holds a Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology from East London University (UK). For her Ph.D. thesis (summa cum laude) entitled “Fraud and Arbitration”, which she prepared under the co-supervision of Professor Mathias Audit (Sorbonne University) and Professor Franco Ferrari (New York University) at Sorbonne Law School, Yağmur worked on various fraudulent acts that can occur in arbitration and the ways to fight against these practices that she qualified as "arbitral fraud". In 2008, Yağmur was awarded merit-based excellence scholarship granted by the French Government. She has also been a laureate of scholarships from the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2017 and then the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in 2018. In 2020, she was selected to participate to the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law. Within this framework, she published a paper on the law governing the issue of legal privilege in commercial arbitration. 
     At Maynooth University, Dr. Yağmur Hortoğlu teaches Contract Law (LW152), Private International Law (LW604X) and Arbitration Law (LW6002). She is also the Chair of L.L.M. in International Business Law. Outside Maynooth, Yağmur holds a Chair at the Academic Council of R.E.A.L. (Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers) based in New York. Since 2017, Yağmur Hortoğlu has been acting as a legal counsel before the European Court of Human Rights for Turkish applicants. Dr. Yağmur Hortoğlu is a media contributor on Turkish television news and radio programs to share opinions on topical legal subjects. 

Dr. Yağmur Hortoğlu welcomes potential research students, collaborations, and media enquiries related to any of her research areas.

Research Interests

Arbitration law, private international law, law and psychology. 


Year Publication
2023 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2023) La fraude et l'arbitrage. Belgium: Larcier.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2022) 'Cross-border insolvency issues in arbitral proceedings and the question of applicable law' In: Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business Special Issue. Netherlands : Wolters Kluwer.
2019 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2019) 'Chapter 15 The law governing the liability of arbitrators' In: Conflict of laws in International commercial arbitration. United States : Juris.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2022) 'Book Review: International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Introduction by Franco Ferrari, Friedrich Rosenfeld with Consultant Editor John Fellas'. Rabels Zeitschrift fur auslandisches und internationales Privatrecht, .

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2021) 'Fraud and Arbitration: The Truth Untold' ASA Bulletin, .
2021 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2021) 'Lumière sur une thèse : la fraude et l’arbitrage' Sensors & Diagnostics, .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2022) ICC Annual Arbitration & ADR Conference French law position on applicable law to arbitration agreement - Enka v Chubb and Kabab-ji cases London, .
2022 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2022) 2022 Annual Conference of the IALT - Queen's University Belfast Law’s Capacity for Shaping the World: Inclusion, Exclusion and Omission Arbitration and psychology: The role of psychology in the equal access to arbitration field Queen's University Belfast, .
2022 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2022) YPAI Annual Seminar - Quickfire Panel Diversity in arbitrator appointments as a tool to deal with bias in international arbitration? Bar of Ireland, Dublin, .
2021 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2021) 2021 Annual Conference of the IALT - University College Cork Addressing Insolvency Disputes in Times of Covid-19: Arbitration as an alternative to state justice or a source of clash of interests? UCC, Ireland, .
2021 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2021) Les considérations procédurales dans l'arbitrage international La loi applicable au secret des correspondances entre les avocats et leurs clients en matière d’arbitrage international Sorbonne University, Paris (France), .
2020 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2020) Les droits des femmes dans tous leurs États The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) Sorbonne University, Paris (France), .
2020 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2020) Global Fellows Forum Fraud and Arbitration Law: The Case of Arbitral Fraud and How to Fight Against it New York University, School of Law, .
2017 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2017) Guest Forum, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg Arbitration and Criminal Law: The Case of Sham Arbitration and How to Fight Against it Luxembourg, .
2018 Dr. Yağmur HORTOĞLU (2018) Conflict of Laws in Arbitration The Law Governing the Liability of Arbitrators 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, .
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers Chair of the Academic Council -


Committee Function From / To
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion - -
Internationalisation - -

Teaching Interests

Contract Law, Private International Law, Arbitration Law.