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Orçun Çetinkaya

Orçun Çetinkaya

Cetinkaya - Attorneys at LawCebeci Cad. 24Akatlar BesiktasIstanbulTurkey34335

Future Leader

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Orçun Çetinkaya is lauded for his “strong grasp of international arbitration rules” as well as his “thorough advice” and “practical mindset”. One source remarks: “He is arguably the market’s most up-and-coming arbitration partner.”  

Biography

Orcun Cetinkaya is partner at Cetinkaya Attorneys at Law in Istanbul, a full-service law firm with distinguished dispute resolution capabilities including international commercial and investment arbitration, and related court proceedings and ADR.

For the past 20 years, his practice focused on commercial dispute resolution including international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as disputes under public international law. He is presently handling disputes under rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) and UNCITRAL.

As a practitioner based in Turkey, his arbitration practice often involves cases in connection with Turkish foreign investments in the region including Eastern Europe, Russia and the former CIS region, Middle East and North Africa. He also represents foreign clients in relation to enforcement of arbitral awards in Turkey.

Orcun has acted for international institutions, national governments, international companies and Turkish conglomerates. He has particular experience in a number of substantive areas. These include handling disputes related to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, energy, construction and engineering, textile insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, telecommunications, international trade, and public international law.

He writes and speaks regularly on topics relevant to international arbitration, mediation and resolution of cross-border disputes. He is a graduate of the University of Ankara and the University of Nottingham.

Global Leader

Corporate Tax - Controversy 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Orçun Çetinkaya is distinguished for his “impressive negotiation and litigation skills” in complex tax disputes, along with his “strong procedural and technical knowledge”.

Biography

Orcun Cetinkaya is partner at Cetinkaya Attorneys at Law in Istanbul, a full-service law firm with distinguished dispute resolution capabilities covering tax disputes.

Orcun is widely regarded as one of the preeminent court advocates in Turkey. Orcun holds an outstanding record of success in complex tax litigation matters in various courts.

His tax disputes experience includes negotiations with tax auditors and officers; disputes involving income tax and withholding tax; voluntary disclosure applications; disputes concerning taxation of commercial transactions or agreements; disputes regarding taxation of particular industries; and customs matters.

Orcun has taken part in some of Turkey’s most important, highest-profile tax cases. He has appeared before tax courts of all commercial cities of Turkey including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa. He has also represented its clients and successfully argued a number of landmark tax cases at the appeal level.

Orcun is currently representing international companies in transfer pricing litigations; custom tax-related cases arising from customs declaration misinterpretations; tax evasion issues; and tax restructuring-related cases.

He writes and speaks regularly on topics relevant to international arbitration, mediation and resolution of cross-border disputes involving tax elements. He is a graduate of the University of Ankara and the University of Nottingham.

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