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Cosar Avukatlik Burosu
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution.


As a partner specialising in dispute resolution, Ms. Cosar has extensive experience in high profile arbitrations representing public and private clients before ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCAI and ICDR-AAA tribunals. Her recent experience includes representing a pension fund in an ICC arbitration involving a post-acquisition dispute and related damages claims. She represented the state in three ICSID arbitrations brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. In addition, she has recently acted as counsel in various ICC arbitrations, including a construction dispute for delay and damages claims, and two energy projects involving lost profit claims. Ms. Cosar is also an expert litigator, skilled at representing foreign and Turkish clients before Turkish courts. Her recent litigation experience includes representation of a major international company in the energy sector regarding its power plant investment and representation of a leading bank involving damages claims arising out of fraudulent transactions.


Ms. Cosar is admitted in New York and Turkey. She serves on the editorial board of ICC Dispute Resolution Journal, Dispute Resolution International, the journal of the Dispute Resolution Section of the IBA and the ICCA Publications Advisory Board.


English, Turkish.


American Bar Association; International Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; International Council for Commercial Arbitration; London Court of International Arbitration European Users’ Council; Swiss Arbitration Association; Istanbul Bar Association.


Marmara University Law School (1996); Georgetown University (1998 Master of Law and 1999 Master of International Legal Studies).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Dispute resolution

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Utku CosarCosar Avukatlik Burosu

Dispute resolution boutique Cosar Avukatlik Burosu handles the gamut of contentious matters for clients, including general commercial disputes, government disputes, construction and energy law matters. Its team represents clients in litigation heard before courts in Turkey and at the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in international arbitration. Clients include public entities and private businesses. Group head Utku Coşar has ‘developed a great practice’ and is ‘well respected in the arbitration market’.