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Alper Arslan

Founding Partner

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Commercial and Investment Arbitration)
Corporate and Commercial
Banking and Finance
Compliance and Investigations
Real Estate

Ankara University Law Faculty (1999)
University of Nottingham, LL.M. in International Commercial Law (2002)

Alper Arslan has over twenty years of experience in dispute resolution.

He started his legal career in Ankara and worked as sole practitioner handling various cases involving Civil, Commercial, Labor, Criminal, Administrative and Execution Laws. 

Thereafter, he has worked in Cosar Avukatlık Bürosu, a leading law firm of Turkey, which is based in Istanbul and has been ranked in the first tier for dispute resolution by The Legal 500 and Chambers for years.

Mr. Arslan specializes in arbitration and litigation. In particular, “He has extensive experience in energy and post-M&A disputes before Turkish courts and arbitral tribunals.”– (Legal 500 – 2017).

His recent experience includes, among others, representing a private fund in relation to a post-acquisition dispute before an ICC tribunal, an international energy company before Turkish courts in relation to a dispute arising from environmental and energy law issues, a leading bank involving damages claims arising out of fraudulent transactions, an investment fund in relation to the annulment of an ICC award, a major steel company in relation to a construction dispute for delay and damages claims before an ISTAC tribunal, a major construction company in relation to damages claims before Turkish courts, a multinational entertainment company in international arbitration and litigation matters arising from a joint venture agreement, a multinational chemical company in compliance matters under Turkish law and a foreign state in relation to employment matters before Turkish Labor courts.

Mr. Arslan also represented the state in three ICSID arbitrations brought under the Energy Charter Treaty, and in a related ECHR claim.

He authored Turkey’s chapter in Cross-Border Handbooks, Dispute Resolution Volume 1 and Volume 2: Arbitration. He also co-authored Turkey’s chapter of Chambers and Partners in International Arbitration: Law and Practice, Trends and Developments.

He is admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association and the International Bar Association.