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Orçun is a specialist in commercial dispute resolution, dealing with high-profile and complex cases. He has a strong track record of developing practical and pragmatic solutions for clients, working as an advocate who gets results efficiently and cost-effectively. Orçun is a skilled negotiator and litigator, supporting clients to assess and execute critical commercial decisions. He frequently assists in cross-border contexts, or in disputes involving high values, complex liability issues, or heavy penalties.

Orçun’s advice covers a broad range of issues, including contractual claims, shareholder and partnership issues, director liabilities, administrative and tax issues, government relations, conflicts of interest, professional negligence, as well as regulatory compliance, business crimes, internal investigations, employee misconduct and contentious international trade matters.

During his career, Orçun has advised and represented clients at all types and levels of dispute resolution forum, from local ad-hoc arbitrations and tribunals, through to the constitutional court and international tribunals. He has advised and represented clients during disputes before various ad-hoc and institutional arbitration forums, involving a range of international arbitral procedures and rules.

Orçun’s experience with a full spectrum of ADR and settlement options mean clients receive a broad scope of possible solutions and advice, tailored to suit their circumstances and specific challenges. These support clients to achieve the best commercial or strategic outcomes by opting for the best-suited dispute resolution forum and applicable law, taking into account the type of work, party characteristics, as well the geography where the work will be conducted.

He has experience advising and representing clients in investor-state disputes. These often involve complicated commercial and political situations, requiring strategic approaches. In this context, Orçun has substantial experience working with foreign legal teams to provide multi-jurisdictional support to clients.

Orçun often advises foreign clients during their relations and disputes with Turkish government entities, holding a reputation as a strong advocate for clients which operate within highly regulated sectors, often in high-risk or time-sensitive circumstances.

Orçun has a track record of providing proactive and reality-based approaches to business crime issues, including fraud, bribery, breach of trust and smuggling, often within sensitive internal and prosecutors’ investigations. His risk assessments and compliance reviews consider clients’ wider industry context and legal obligations, both within and beyond Turkey’s borders. Orçun has notable experience interpreting and applying FCPA, UKBA and other local or international fraud-related legislation, as these apply to clients in Turkey, including practical implementation aspects.


  • Istanbul Bar Association (2004)


  • University of Nottingham, School of Law, LL.M. (2007)
  • Ankara University Law School (2002)


  • English


  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration