Serdar Paksoy is the founder and senior partner of the firm. For over 30 years, 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, healthcare 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 court actions including commercial litigation, administrative lawsuits, corporate governance, insolvency, investigations, white collar crimes and crisis advisory.
He has represented investors and sovereigns in international arbitrations before various arbitral institutions including under the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), ICC, LCIA and ICSID rules.
Serdar has acted for parties in Turkish court actions relating to enforcement actions, shareholder conflicts, construction law, investigations, internal controls, securities disputes, company law, contractual conflicts, product liability, concessionary disputes, tax litigation and administrative law proceedings.
Serdar is a listed arbitrator from Turkey for the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. He is a member of the Russian Arbitration Association. Serdar is also a listed arbitrator of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center (ITOTAM). He is the country chair and representative of Dispute Resolution International (DRI) in Turkey. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the IBA Regulation of Lawyers’ Compliance Committee, the IBA Arbitration Committee and the IBA Drivers of Corruption Sub-Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the British Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the CILS, Austria (Honorary Member) and the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey.