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 > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Serdar PaksoyPaksoy

Turkey > Dispute resolution

Paksoy‘s team is highly reputed in commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Its experience includes disputes involving technology and IP, securities, tax, customs and antitrust issues.  It also advises on company law, contracts and product liability disputes. The firm’s client roster included entities active in sectors such as construction, energy, retail, automotive, securities, manufacturing and telecoms. Team head Serdar Paksoy has over 30 years of professional legal experience. Associate Simel Sarıalioğlu is recommended for her experience of ICC, LCIA, ISTAC and ad hoc arbitration.