Unlike transaction advisory practice, disputes practice is a zero-sum game, which we take very seriously and know its rules by heart. We are top litigators with decades of successful trial and appellate experience, well-connected with a resourceful local and international support network. We are experienced and highly skilled in analyzing claims and we do not shy away from complex or high-stakes disputes. Once we determine to take on a case, we take it to trial and we win.

Our leading disputes practice encompasses internal investigations involving complex accounting and reporting issues, banking and securities regulatory enforcement and white collar defense. We represent companies, public officers, directors, executives, investment advisors, certified public accountants, audit committees and independent auditors in connection with pending investigations, data privacy and other regulatory enforcement issues.

We have a strong track record in successful resolution of commercial disputes involving breach of warranty and delay damages under engineering, procurement and construction contracts, wrongful termination of distributorship and franchise contracts, breach of warranties in share sale and purchase agreements and breach of shareholder commitments under joint venture agreements.

We have experience in both domestic and international arbitration under ad hoc and institutional rules involving the International Arbitration Rules (MTK), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). We also have experience in representing clients in enforcing arbitral awards. We regularly lecture on investment treaty disputes involving Energy Charter Treaty and bilateral investment treaties heard before ICSID panels and publish reviews of precedent rulings of the Turkish Court of Appeal on enforcement of awards against the sovereign state.

Core Competencies

Public Procurement, Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement
  • FCPA-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Banking and financial services compliance
  • Insider trading cases
  • Market manipulation cases
  • Privacy and data security
  • Public procurement and government contract disputes
  • Securities enforcement
  • White Collar defense
International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation
  • Agency, distributorship disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Franchise, development and licensing agreement disputes
  • Joint venture and shareholder disputes
  • M&A warranty and employment issues
  • Unfair competition
  • Investment disputes
  • Power and infrastructure project procurement and construction disputes
  • Internal investigations
  • White Collar irregularities