Dr. Sinem Ogis

Dr. Sinem Ogis is currently working as an International Legal Counsel at Van Oord while also working part-time with Turk P&I as an Of Counsel


Previously, Dr. Ogis was working together with Turk P&I as an International Business Development Managing Assistant. From 2022-2023 Dr. Ogis was working as a legal maritime expert at the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, conducting an analysis of the transport legislation of Turkey which is in the process of harmonisation with the EU acquis.

From 2020-2022 she was employed as a part-time senior lecturer at the Yasar University, meanwhile she was working a senior associate at the Ogis Law Firm, which is based in Turkey, dealing with international commercial litigation and institutional arbitrations and providing legal assistance on commercial contracts.

Previously, in 2020 she was working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Gakushuin in Japan. In 2019, she spent a month as a visiting researcher at the University of Dubai.

From 2015 to 2018, she was a research assistant at the University of Augsburg (DE) and she completed her Ph.D. on marine, life and fire insurance law funded by European Research Council.

She did her bachelor degree in the Law Faculty of Yasar University. Being an enthusiastic graduate from Law Faculty of Yasar University with honour (Turkey) in 2013, she received a scholarship from Jean Monnet (European Union) to study international energy, where she excelled considerably well. In 2014, she completed her postgraduate study (LL.M) in Maritime Law at the Southampton University (UK) and she wrote her thesis on the Legal Status of “PowerShip”.

Her deep interest in maritime and commercial law led her to establish an international association so-called YoungShip in Turkey which she was the President for the past 3 years.

She is currently the Project Manager of YoungShip International IMO Working Group. She is also a Legal & Liability Committee member of IUMI as well as Environment Committee member of WISTA International.