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Pekin Bayar Mizrahi
AHULAR SOK, NO 15
ETILER
34337 ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

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 Mizrahi 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 BSH Hausgerate GmbH in an action worth USD 327 million brought by the former supplier for the breach of the distribution agreement

Represented BSH Hausgerate GmbH in an action worth USD 80 million against Is Bank in respect of the annulment of the sale of the Profilo Mall

Represented the State of the Netherlands in a fraud/tortuous liability claim worth Euro 20 million
Represented a duty-free operator in its restructuring of Euro 150 million of debt owed to two major Turkish banks

Represented a Japanese paint company in a legal action worth USD 147 million regarding the annulment of a share transfer

Represented a major foreign bank in its potential NPL sale worth more than USD 225 million to a domestic asset management company

Represented the same bank in its collection efforts of its NPLs worth Euro 16 million

Represented a German property developer in a USD 200 million expropriation case

Represented Odeabank in a USD 80 million real-estate property dispute

Represented ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG in an enforcement
of an ICC award worth Euro 25 million

Represented BSH Hausgerate GmbH in an enforcement of an ICC
award worth USD 6.5 million

Represented MD Helicopters Inc. 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 GE Renewable Switzerland Ltd. in a damages action worth
USD 13 million against the Turkish Electricity Production Company

Represented a duty-free operator in an ICC arbitration related to the
rent amounts worth Euro 7 million

Represented the former shareholders of a chemicals company against a
State entity in an ICC arbitration related to fraudulent financial
practices worth USD 6 million

Represented Barcelo Hotels in two separate rent disputes worth USD 11
million and Euro 3 million

Represented Atlantik Holding against Akkök Holding’s board of
directors in a liability dispute worth USD 9 million

Represented GE Renewable Switzerland Ltd. in a damages action worth
USD 5 million against the General Directorate of the State Hydraulic
Works

Represented the Bank of Nova Scotia 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 USD 4 million

Represented the National Bank of Greece 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 the Royal Bank of Scotland 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 the Royal Bank of Scotland in more than 50 employment
lawsuits

Represented EFG Bank, who 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 Eutelsat SA in the two collection actions against Turkish
capacity providers

Represented Lehman Brothers 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

Advised a European hotel group in a financial restructuring and lease
contract negotiation worth USD 75 million

Currently acting as the lead partner in the winding down of the Royal
Bank of Scotland Turkey and in its exit strategy

Represented a Qatari company in its possible acquisition of a chainhotel
in Istanbul, Turkey

Career

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

Languages

English
French

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Dispute resolution

Pekin Bayar Mizrahi provides ‘prompt, realistic and efficient solutions for complex legal issues’. The team, which is headed by Ergin Mizrahi, is known for advising foreign corporations, banks and states, and for its focus on M&A disputes (especially arbitrations), banking and finance, manufacturing, online gaming, construction, pharmaceutical, energy, cross-border trade and shareholder disputes. Associates Tuğçe Aslı Turçal and Özlem Çavuş Gerçek provide additional support.