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Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley


Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Research Centre for Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen. 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, she worked at the University of Ankara (Faculty of Law, Department of Private International Law) and at the Export Credit Bank of Turkey (Turk Eximbank), and she practiced law in Turkey enrolled with the Ankara Bar Association.

Burcu’s research interests are in international trade and finance law, private international law, international payments, international commercial law and dispute resolution, law and technology, and Turkish law. Her current research focuses on law and digital technologies (in particular digitalisation, distributed ledger technology/blockchain and virtual/digital/cryptocurrencies), aiming to raise awareness of the legal implications of the use of digital technologies and to offer appropriate legal solutions to facilitate the developments in this area. Burcu is a NERC Constructing a Digital Environment Fellow of the Digital Environment Expert Network as part of the NERC/UKRI ‘Constructing a Digital Environment’ Programme. She has been involved in international collaborative research projects and appointed by courts in the UK and Turkey to give expert opinion evidence.

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