Turkish Arbitrator And Lawyer Professor Dr Ata Sakmar Joins The IAA Network.
The IAA Network is pleased to announce its newest member, Professor Dr Ata Sakmar, one of the leading international arbitration lawyers in Turkey today. Professor Sakmar, who founded Sakmar Law Offices in 1969, where Turkish arbitration lawyer Turgut Aycan Özcan also serves as legal counsel, was an early advocate of today’s pro-arbitration legal regime in Turkey and also served as a Member of the Commission which drafted Turkey’s current arbitration legislation.
He has played a significant role in many of the most important modern international arbitrations with Turkish elements, acting both for and against major multinational corporations and State entities in numerous commercial, construction and investor-State disputes. He has also acted as legal counsel for a variety of reputable Turkish construction companies and currently represents İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi in its high-value ICSID proceedings against the State of Turkmenistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/24).
In addition to writing numerous legal books concerning Turkish private international law and the enforcement of arbitration awards in Turkey, Professor Sakmar holds the Chair of Private International Law and of International Business Law in the University of Galatasaray and has taught at a number of universities, including the Hague Academy of International Law.
As a highly-respected Turkish arbitrator, Professor Sakmar is listed as arbitrator in the Arbitrator, Conciliator and Expert Witness List of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, as well as in the arbitrator’s list of the International Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, and he provides arbitration legal counsel and serves as arbitrator for cases in French, English and Turkish. His full profile is available online on the IAA Network’s website.
Professor Sakmar’s membership in the IAA Network reinforces the capacity of the lawyers of the IAA Network to provide the highest quality legal counsel with respect to all international arbitrations with a Turkish element or involving the Middle East, as well as its capacity to provide some of the best international construction arbitration and investor-State legal representation in a dynamic and cost-effective manner.