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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.
ICC arbitration related to a construction dispute over the US$5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion project.
ICSID arbitration under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute concerning shopping facilities in Uzbekistan.
ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Uzbekistan BIT arising out of a dispute involving the textile industry.
ICSID arbitration relating to a port terminal concession.
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)