Onur Saka | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Onur Saka

Associate, Washington, DC

T +1 202 626 3639

E onur.saka@whitecase.com


Onur Saka is an associate in the Firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Groups, where he focuses on investment treaty arbitration. Mr. Saka represents investors and sovereign states in high-stakes cases before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Mr. Saka has experience in disputes in a wide range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, industrial production, energy, and consumer and retail services. His dual training and experience in the civil and common law jurisdictions allow him to understand the differences between various legal systems and structure advice accordingly. He is also actively involved in pro bono matters at the Firm.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar


  • LLM, University of Miami, specialization in International Arbitration
  • Certificate in International Trade and Commerce, UCLA
  • LLB, Istanbul University


  • English
  • Turkish
  • Azerbaijani
  • Uzbek


Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., major construction dispute (ICC), ongoing

ICC arbitration related to a construction dispute over the US$5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion project.

Güneş Tekstil Konfeksiyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan, ongoing

ICSID arbitration under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute concerning shopping facilities in Uzbekistan.

Spentex Netherlands, B.V. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, ongoing

ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute involving the textile industry.

DP World Callao and others v. Republic of Perú, ongoing

ICSID arbitration relating to a port terminal concession.

Abaclat & Others v. Argentine Republic, ongoing

ICSID arbitration brought by tens of thousands of Italian holders of Argentine bonds under the Argentina-Italy BIT.


  • Mass Claims in Investment Arbitration, ICC Dossiers, Class and Group Actions in Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce 2016), (with Carolyn B. Lamm and Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
  • Global Financial Disruptions and Investment Treaty Arbitration (Presentation), P.R.I.M.E. Finance 2015, (with Carolyn B. Lamm, Eckhard R. Hellbeck, and David P. Riesenberg)