Ömer-Faruk Kafali was born in 1994 in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. He completed his primary and secondary education at "Ev. Grundschule Obernbeck der Stadt Löhne" and "Städtische Realschule Löhne". He continued his high school education in İstanbul and completed his education at "Private Çinar College " in 2012. In the same year, he started his higher education at the Istanbul Şehir University School of Law and graduated with an "Honorary Degree" in 2016. He completed the Master of Private Law Program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of İstanbul Şehir University with the theses “Arbitral Decisions and Final Awards in Arbitration”.
Between 2017-2019, he worked as a Research Assistant at Istanbul Şehir University School of Law, Civil Procedural Law and Execution-Bankruptcy Law Department. Since October 2019, he is working at Ibn Haldun University School of Law, at the Civil Procedural Law and Execution-Bankruptcy Law Department where he furthers his Ph.D. on Private Law at the School of Graduate Studies.
Mr. Kafali participated at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition and FDI Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court Competition as a team member in 2015 and 2016. He acted also as an arbitrator at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition. Since 2017 he is coaching various teams from different universities for national and international law competitions. He speaks German and Turkish (native), English (advanced) and French (beginner).