Prof. Dr. Herdem BELEN graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1993. She completed her master's degree at Marmara University. She also received her doctorate in 2001 from the University of Marmara with her dissertation "Evaluation of the activities of real estate investment funds in terms of civil law". In 2008 she received her extraordinary professorship for her work "Barter System, Legal Structure and Operation". From 1996 to 2002 she worked as a research assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Kocaeli, from 2002 to 2008 as an assistant professor, and has been an associate professor since 2008. At various times she carried out professorship research as a guest lecturer (with a grant from the Heinrich Herz Foundation and recommendation from Wilfried SCHLÜTER) at the chair of Detlev W. BELLING at the Law Faculty of the University of Potsdam and taught at the Westphalian Wilhelm University in Münster.