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Turgut Aycan Özcan

  • Firm: Özcan Legal
  • Practice Area: Arbitration
  • Country: Turkey
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Nidakule Levent, Harman Sokağı, No: 7 Kat: 6, Esentepe, 34394, İstanbul.

About Turgut Aycan Özcan

Turgut Aycan Özcan is the founding partner of Özcan Legal. Özcan has been dealing with international arbitration for more than 10 years. His main practice areas are International Investment & Commercial Arbitration, Public International Law and Energy Law.

Until today, he has represented many Turkish investors in their ICSID arbitration cases filed against several Central Asia and Middle East countries.  On the other hand, Özcan was also involved in the teams representing sovereign states before ICSID. Before establishing Özcan Legal, Turgut Aycan Özcan has managed the legal team representing the Republic of Türkiye in two major ICSID arbitration cases, which were concluded in favour of the Republic.

​Özcan also acts as a counsel in some international commercial arbitration cases before ICC and other arbitration institutions with respect to construction and energy disputes. He is also serving as an arbitrator in several international commercial arbitral proceedings. Özcan is in the arbitrators panel of Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC) as well.

​Turgut Aycan Özcan is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Arbitration Future Leaders for 2023 and 2024 in Türkiye.

Arbitration Experience

Investment Arbitration​​​

  • ICSID Case No. ARB/21/61 – Enel S.p.A. v. Republic of Türkiye (Counsel for the Republic of Türkiye) – until March 2023
  • ICSID Case No. ARB/18/18 – Ipek Investment Limited v. Republic of Türkiye (Counsel for the Republic of Türkiye)
  • ICSID Case No. ARB/18/4 – Cascade Investments NV v. Republic of Türkiye (Counsel for the Republic of Türkiye)
  • ICSID Case No. ARB/10/24 – İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan (Counsel for the Claimant)
  • Involved in the legal team represented an Eastern Europe Country in an ICSID case filed by a Dutch Claimant
  • Involved in the legal team represented a Turkish Investor in an ICSID case filed against a Central Asia Country
  • Involved in the legal team represented a Turkish Investor in an ICSID case filed against a Middle East Country

​Commercial, Construction & Energy Arbitration

  • Represented a well-known Turkish machinery producer in an ICC Arbitration Case against a construction material manufacturer based in UAE
  • Represented a well-known Turkish Construction Company against an Italian and a Korean Construction Company in an ICC Arbitration Case as the Claimant’s Counsel​
  • Represented a well-known Turkish Construction Company against a Russian Construction Company in an ICC Arbitration Case as the Claimant’s Counsel​
  • Represented a Turkish Energy Company in a Swiss Chamber of Commerce Arbitration filed by a Swiss Energy Company as the Respondent’s Counsel
  • Represented a Turkish State Owned Entity in an LCIA Arbitration Case filed by a Multinational Company dealing with oil well services
  • Involved in the legal team represented a well known construction company in an ICC arbitration proceedings with respect to a dispute arising from a major energy project

​Arbitrator Experiences

  • Acted as a co-arbitrator in two arbitration cases subject to Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC) arbitration rules
  • Acted as a co-arbitrator in an ad hoc construction arbitration between a Turkish and an Egyptian Company

Bar Admission

  • İstanbul Bar Association

Education

  • University of London (Queen Mary & UCL) LL.M. on International Dispute Resolution
  • American University, Washington College of Law – Investment and Commercial Arbitration Education Programme
  • Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Law – LL.B.

Languages

  • Turkish
  • English

Memberships

Young ICSID, ICC YAF, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Scottish Arbitration Centre

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