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Pekin & Bayar Law Firm
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Dispute Resolution



He specializes in cross-border dispute resolution. He has represented mainly foreign clientele in major corporate disputes in Turkey and before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. The disputes in which he has provided representation include contract claims, tort claims, wrongful death claims, bankruptcy and insolvency actions and labor claims. He also regularly advises clients on matters involving private international law, competition law, intellectual property law, corporate law and labor law.

He has been with Pekin & Bayar since 2010.

His experience includes:.

Represented an EU consumer goods company in two ICC proceedings worth USD 2 billion brought by the former vendors of the shares of the company’s Turkish subsidiary;

Represented an EU consumer goods company in an ICC proceeding worth USD 143 million for the collection of alleged damages;

Represented a German company in an action worth USD 327 million brought by the former supplier for the breach of the distribution agreement;

Represented an EU State in a fraud/tortuous liability claim worth Euro 20 million;

Represented an American helicopter manufacturer in an action brought by the Ministry of Interior Affairs on the grounds of breach of contract (sale of helicopters) and in actions brought by the relatives of the victims who died in the same crash; the total of the value of the claims exceeding USD 8 million;

Represented an American energy company. in a damages action worth USD 5 million against the General Directorate of the State Hydraulic Works;

Represented a Canadian bank for the collection of its receivable worth USD 11 million from a Turkish gold company;

Represented a Luxemburg company in an action worth USD 7 million brought against it for a claim of unpaid brokerage fees;

Represented the former shareholders of Spanish pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against the buyer in a breach of contract claim worth TL 10 million;

Represented the a Greek bank in an action brought by a former shareholder claiming interest on the mandatory public call made subsequent to the purchase of a major Turkish bank;

Represented an English bank in an action worth USD 35 million in respect of its receivable from a Turkish media company, which was taken over by the State Savings Deposit Insurance Fund;

Represented a Greek bank, which acted as the security agent of certain other banks in a major loan transaction, for the dematerialization of the pledged shares before the Central Registration Agency;

Represented a French telecommunications company in the collections actions against two Turkish capacity providers;

Represented a US investment bank in an action brought by a Turkish holding company for the return of the shares pledged as a result of a call/put option transaction;

Represented a Korean metal company in the enforcement of a Korean arbitral award in Turkey;

Represented an Australian logistics company against a Turkish company on the grounds of unfair competition and breach of intellectual property rights;

Represented an American textile company in the transfer of its shares to a Turkish company;

Represented a Qatari company in its possible acquisition of a chain-hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.



Partner with the Firm since 2015. Previously worked at White&Case and DendonWildeSapte




LLM – University of Cambridge (First Class)
BA   –  Koc University (Valedictorian)

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Turkey > Dispute resolution

Pekin & Bayar Law Firm is a go-to for ICC, ICSID and London arbitrations. It is also a well-known name in the litigation sphere, with the firm generating work in areas such as onling gaming, construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. Its contentious work includes shareholder disputes, tax disputes, real estate disputes and labour law matters. Clients such as foreign companies, banks and states turn to the firm for advice on their most complex matters. Ergin Mizrahi co-heads the team with Meral Arabacı and Ozer Arda.