Zeynep Gunday Sakarya is a senior associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice of the New York office. She is dual-qualified in New York and Turkey and 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 construction, agriculture, oil and gas, and telecommunications.
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) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Zeynep began her legal career as a transactional lawyer, advising clients on corporate and commercial transactions, and fostered her reputation representing sovereigns and state-owned entities in arbitrations involving the CIS region, the Middle East and Europe.
Zeynep has written several publications on international and Turkish law and was recently invited as a speaker at the annual conference of the ABA Section of International Law in New York.