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Gokhan Bozkurt

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Biography

Gokhan Bozkurt is an accomplished court lawyer specializing in commercial litigation, criminal, and internal investigations. He also practicing on privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Gokhan’s practice covers a wide range of disputes, including commercial litigation, white-collar crimes, internal investigations, administrative law challenges against governmental decision-making before all level of the administrative courts, tax disputes, claims of breach of contract, fraud, bankruptcy litigation, creditor-debt disputes, tax litigation, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, trade mark/patent infringement or invalidation cases, employment litigation, union disputes and enforcement of arbitral awards.

Over 20 years’ experience, Gokhan advised and represented, both as claimants and defendants, for a broad range of clients, including large corporates, private equity houses, financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, automotive giants, and individuals. He has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of multinational companies.

 

​His cases involve a wide range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, automotive, pharmaceutical, mining, technology, oil and gas, manufacturing. He has successfully represented global corporations from all over the world before the Turkish courts in complex commercial disputes and criminal investigations.

 

In the field of investigations, Gokhan has vast experience in handling fraud, bribery and corruption matters, accounting violations and tax investigations on behalf of his clients. He led many internal investigations on behalf of his clients from various countries.

 

Gokhan regularly advise and represent his clients on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity matters.

 

Before founding Bozkurt | Bozkurt, Gokhan was the litigation partner and co-heading both litigation, compliance and investigations departments in a major Turkish firm. Prior to that, Gokhan acted for Turkey’s one of the biggest conglomerates for its litigation matters across Turkey.

 

Representative Clients

  • Dow Chemical  

  • Corning

  • CNN International

  • McAfee

  • Amgen

  • Volkswagen AG

  • Lukoil

  • BP

  • KIA Motors

  • MAN Truck & Bus

  • DAF Trucks

  • BHP Billiton

  • Schneider Electric

  • Fitch Ratings

  • UniCredit AG

  • Société Générale

  • Panasonic

  • LG

  • Turner/Warner Media

  • Hayat Holding

  • Enerjisa

  • CMS

 

Notable Representations

  • Advised a Middle Eastern oil and gas company in connection with enforcement proceedings of a multibillion-dollar LCIA award and asset recovery proceedings.

  • Represented a Fortune 500 mining company in relation to a complex maritime lawsuit.

  • Represented a US-based one of the world's leading manufacturing companies in relation to a series of complex commercial disputes and criminal investigations.

  • Represented a Fortune 100 automotive manufacturer companies in relation to a series of consumer disputes and criminal investigations.

  • Advised a Middle Eastern state in connection with enforcement proceedings of a multimillion ICC arbitration award and asset recovery proceedings.

  • Represented a reputable family in Turkey in connection with a dispute subject to ICC arbitration with the seat in Zurich.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a European manufacturing company related to fraud allegations.

  • Advised a UK-based aero engines producer in connection with commercial disputes.

  • Represented US-based one of the world’s leading chemical companies and its subsidiaries in relation to customs disputes, claims for damages and employment matters, tax disputes, and criminal proceedings.

  • Represented one of Europe’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers in connection with tax disputes.

  • Represented one of Europe’s leading consumer electronics retailers in connection with tax disputes.

  • Represented a well-known US-based TV channel and its chief international correspondent in connection with criminal proceedings.

  • Acted for a Turkish service provider company in connection with a major complex domestic arbitration case relating to a long-term BOT contract.

  • Acted for a Fortune 500 bank with respect to recognition of foreign court awards, debt collection proceedings, and bankruptcy process in Turkey.

  • Represented U.S. computer security software company in connection with a complex commercial dispute arising from contractual relation.

  • Acted for several complex intellectual property disputes (Patent, Unfair Competition and Infringements of Patent Rights, and Compensation Claims) of a Belgium textile company.

  • Acted for a Japanese convenience store company in relation to trademark infringement.

  • Advised a Canadian largest single-profession pension plan regarding a criminal lawsuit proceeding.

  • Advised a Fortune 500 oil and gas company in connection with a series of tax disputes.

  • Advised a Turkish reinsurance company related to a commercial dispute subject to an ad-hoc arbitration seated in London.

  • Represented a foreign financial investment institution related to a series of financial crime investigations.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company in connection with misconduct allegations.

  • Represented one of the world-largest iron and steel producers in connection with administrative litigation.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a European medical device manufacturer in connection with misconduct allegations.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a multinational manufacturing company related to corruption, fraud, and misconduct allegations.

  • Acted for an Austrian manufacturing company in connection with a white-collar crime investigation.

  • Represented a Turkish writer in a copyright infringement case.

  • Represented high-profile individuals against one of the largest FMCG companies in Turkey in relation to compensation disputes.

  • Represented individuals in connection with multiple compensation cases against one of the largest logistic companies in the world.     

 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Criminal Proceedings

  • Internal Investigations

  • Contractual and Partnership Disputes

  • Product Liability

  • Trademarks, Designs, Patents Disputes

  • Administrative Disputes

  • Tax Litigations and Regulatory Investigations

  • Privacy and Cybersecurity

Education

  • The Istanbul University Faculty of Law

Admissions

  • The Turkish Bars Association

  • Istanbul Bar Association

 

Associations

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • American Bar Association

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI)