Zeynep Gunday Sakarya is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice on our New York office. Qualified both in New York and Turkey, Zeynep has practiced in both jurisdictions for more than 10 years, advising clients at all stages of conflict resolution, especially on investment treaty and commercial arbitrations across a diverse range of sectors, including telecommunications, construction, agribusiness, oil and gas and mining.
Zeynep’s experience includes arbitration proceedings under all major institution rules, including the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Zeynep is also adept at handling matters before local courts, usually involving an international component or foreign party, including contract disputes, bankruptcy and award enforcement.
In addition to her practice in dispute resolution, Zeynep has advised clients on a broad range of transactional matters, including cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and general regulatory advisory work.
Dually trained in both common and civil law systems, Zeynep has fostered her reputation in representing sovereign clients and corporations on conflict resolution and transactional and regulatory matters involving Europe, the Middle East and CIS regions.