Mr Serdar Paksoy > Paksoy > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Anti Corruption and White Collar Crime, Corporate Governance


Serdar Paksoy is the founder and senior partner of the firm. For over 30 years of his experience, he has been actively advising foreign investors and assisting them in their transactions and also disputes work in Turkey and abroad. Serdar’s practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, white collar crimes, investigations and dispute resolution. He extensively advises clients on matters involving cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments, investigations and litigation across a wide range of sectors from financial services, banking, retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing to energy, insurance, health care and pharmaceuticals. Serdar is the head of Paksoy’s litigation and dispute resolution practice and an active trial lawyer in arbitration. He has extensive experience in matters acting for many clients as an advocate in courts including commercial litigation, administrative lawsuits, corporate governance, insolvency, investigations, white-collar crimes and securities litigation. Serdar has acted for parties in Turkish court actions relating to shareholder conflicts, construction law, investigations, internal controls, company law, contractual conflicts, product liability, tax litigation, administrative law proceedings, and concessionary disputes. He has represented investors and sovereigns in international arbitrations before various arbitral institutions including the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, ICC and ICSID rules.


Serdar is a listed arbitrator from Turkey for the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. He is the country chair and representative of Dispute Resolution International in Turkey. He is also a listed arbitrator of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center.


English, Turkish


Istanbul Bar Association, International Bar Association, Russian Arbitration Association, IBA Regulation of Lawyers’ Compliance Committee, IBA Arbitration Committee, IBA Drivers of Corruption Sub-Committee, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, British Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the CILS, Austria (Honorary Member), Corporate Governance Association of Turkey.


Istanbul University, School of Business, MBA
Istanbul University, School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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Paksoy has a broad practice in commercial dispute resolution, representing a wide range of high-profile domestic and international clients in industries such as financial services, aerospace and defence, retail, and private equity. Particular strengths for the firm include work on behalf of international firms, and intellectual property disputes. Serdar Paksoy heads up the team, and is highly respected by clients and peers as a litigator and international arbitrator. Counsel Simel Sarıalioğlu is similarly well-regarded, and has extensive international law experience. Onur Çeliker joined from Pekin & Pekin in mid-2020, specialising in corporate fraud and debt execution.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

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