About Ray Kerkmez
Ray Kerkmez has in-depth experience in the Corporate, Commercial and Retail sectors including franchise disputes, and this has given him a deep and penetrating knowledge of problems that can arise for business people which enables him to understand the issues in Commercial Disputes so that he can assist parties to reach a resolution of the issues in a dispute while eliminating the need to waste time, money and resources fighting it out in court. His major milestones include accountability for a broad range of business and legal functions, capturing problem related issues, facilitating smooth-running operations and achieving long-term growth objectives.
- Successfully worked on many small and multi-million dollars deals negotiated affiliate contracts worldwide, establishing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments, developed and implemented policies and strategies and overhauled and combined agreements and processes.
- Successful in mediating matters related to Corporate, Commercial, Retail & Franchise that comprise private and institutional investors, debt-holders and investment bankers.
- The fundamental strength of Ray Kerkmez’ practice addresses and solves challenges, by first understanding the client’s distinct situation, and then offering comprehensive strategies tailored to address each client’s unique requirements.
- A skilled tactician, negotiator, conciliator and deal maker successful at capturing cost reductions, facilitating smooth-running operations and achieving long-term growth objectives.
- Unique blend of expertise. Skilled at dealing with property owners, investors, bankers and engineering consultants.
- Critical Thinker, successful at building corporate value and leading a sophisticated manufacturing and service organization.
- Effective decision making under unfavorable conditions.
- Proficient in all four levels of Core FPD Competencies.
Completed Postgraduate Studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and has been admitted to the degree of:
- Master of Laws (LLM) completing a Double Major in:
- International Law and Corporate & Commercial Law
- Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Fulfilled the requirements for BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.
- Fulfilled the requirements for TAE401110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
- Philosophical Ethics (University of Sydney).
- IT & eCommerce (University of Sydney).
- Successfully completed the requirements for the Advanced Collaborative Practice at UTS
- Mediation studies and has been Accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System.
- Globalization and International Economic Law (High Distinction)
- Crisis Negotiation (High Distinction)
- Competition Law in a Global Context (Distinction)
- Dispute Resolution in Commerce (Distinction)
- Dispute Resolution in Civil Practice (Distinction)
Independent Coursework Achieved through studies and Creation
Research Papers Written
- Globalization & International Economic Law
- Conflict in the Middle East
- Dispute Resolution in Commerce
- International Human Rights
- Competition Law in a Global Context
- Role of Economics in Competition Law
- Postmodern Ethics
- Crisis Negotiation
- Metaphor in Mediation
- Management Skills
- ADR In the Context of (WTO), (GATT), (FTA) & (RTA)
- Dispute Resolution in Civil Practice
- Workplace Dispute Resolution
- Dispute Resolution
- Socio-Legal Research
- Legal Writing
- Literature Review
- Comparative Approach Law
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Using Mediation in Workplace Dispute
Membership and Organization
- International Association of Coaching (IAC)
- Association for Coaching (AC)
- International Ombudsman Association (IOA)
- Resolution Institute – Combining LEADR and IAMA
- Law Council of Australia (LCA)
- Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc.
- The Royal Society of New South Wales
- Professional Affiliate Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Experience and Contribution
- Strategic planning based on analysis including political, economic, social and technological, i.e. (PEST) analysis and (SWOT) analysis
- Plan courses in consultation with the staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classes
- Provide professional consultative services to government and industry
- Responsible for choosing the syllabus and the books that are suitable for each learning level
- Keep tracking of the students’ progress
- Develop and maintain job descriptions and KPIs
- Develop and maintain position profiles
- Apply staff selection processes using interviewing techniques
- Develop training plans for staff to meet identified skill gaps
- Identify suitable sources of training support
- Arrange training programs to reduce skill gaps for all staff
- Agree on KPIs with each staff member
- Plan and maintain review dates and data collection to enable performance management
- Set appropriate remuneration levels for job accountabilities
- Initiate incentive schemes using KPIs that are within the control of staff
- Research and write a syllabus which covers everything to be taught in a course
- Interpret training packages, prepare lessons and produce resources such as typed notes, diagrams, demonstrations and model patterns for use in teaching
- Teach students in classrooms or workshops, providing theory and practical training through lectures, discussions, practical demonstrations and supervision
- Assess students by setting and marking exams and assignments and evaluating completed projects
- Assess students and staff members of the contracted industries to make sure that resources written addresses their needs
- Counsel and advise students with career and pathway to further education, and refer them to counsellors if needed
- Attend meetings and liaise with the community and industry to address gabs skilling for their staff