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BÜYÜKDERE CAD, BAHAR SOK NO 13, RIVER PLAZA KAT 11-12, LEVENT, SISLI, 34394 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 329 3000
Fax:
Fax +90 212 329 3001
Email:
Web:
www.baseak.com

Özgür Akman

Tel:
Work +90 212 329 3029
Email:
Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner, Head of Litigation Group

Career

Özgür Akman focuses on litigation, arbitration, competition and antitrust, and public and regulatory law. He regularly advises multinational and Turkish companies in energy, telecommunications, internet and e-commerce sectors in competition, regulatory and compliance issues, and high-profile litigation cases. He is amongst the few expert lawyers in Turkey with extensive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) experience and advises gas and petroleum companies on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Özgür is a member of the arbitral committee of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce as an energy law and LPG specialist. 

Languages

Turkish; English; Italian

Member

Istanbul Bar Association, 2001

Education

Istanbul Bilgi University EU Studies, MA, 2004 University of Istanbul Faculty of Law, LLB, 2000


Turkey

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki adeptly handles international arbitration, debt recovery, litigation in trial and appellate courts, and also mediation and pre-litigation negotiation processes. The team continues to advise Pizza Restaurantları on all contentious matters including employment, lease, compliance, administrative law, debt collection and enforcement. Other clients include Johnson & Johnson and Mynet. Özgür Akman heads the team; Gülistan Baltacı and Semih Sander are also recommended.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on general employment matters, employment-related ADR, disciplinary procedures, discrimination, contracts, HR matters, internal investigations occupational health and safety, investigations and litigation. Clients include Arkema France and F.H. Bertling Logistics. Galip Selçuk heads the team with support from Doğan Eymirlioğlu, Selim Keki and Özgür Akman.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles data protection, e-commerce, e-payment, internet law, mobile communications, broadcasting, licensing and regulatory matters. Clients include BN Telekom and Silknet. Galip Selçuk, Özgür Akman and Şahin Ardıyok head the team. Kağan Dora joined from Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on IP protection, e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, data protection, copyright, licensing, registration, regulatory compliance, infringement and litigation. Clients include inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. Galip Selçuk and Özgür Akman head the team.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters including credit risk management, creditor and equity committee representation, cross-border restructurings and debtor representation. Other areas of expertise include insolvency, litigation, arbitration, mediation, reorganisations and safeguard proceedings. Dispute resolution specialist Özgür Akman heads the sizeable team. Galip Selçuk advises management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructurings. Banking expert Barlas Balcıoğlu, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and Semih Sander are also recommended.

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