KDK’s Arbitration Partner Okan Demirkan at the First ISTAC’s Energy Disputes Conference

KDK Law Firm's Arbitration Partner Okan Demirkan will be a moderator at the third panel on Energy Transit Related Issues in the first “Energy Disputes Conference”, organised by the Istanbul Arbitration Centre’s (ISTAC) Energy Commission - co-hosted by KDK and Boden Law.  The conference will take place on 23 May 2019 at TOBB Plaza in Istanbul

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 16 partners from five SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 SEE Legal Next Generation Lawyers were outlined in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

NNDKP Announces the Official Formation of the Center for Excellency in Fiscal Disputes (NNDKP CELF)

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen announces the official formation of the “Center for Excellency in Fiscal Disputes” (in Romanian NNDKP CELF), an NNDKP initiative that is the reflection of the intensive professional and scientific collaboration of over 10 years between the company’s dispute resolution and tax advisory teams.

KDK’s Partner Okan Demirkan was a Commentator at the Istanbul Arbitration Centre

Sharing his years of experience, Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli's Arbitration team leader Okan Demirkan was invited to comment on presentations at the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC)/ Marmara University Arbitration School. Okan commented on both academics and practising lawyers. The topic of this session, the fifth in a series, was “Execution of Arbitration Agreements by Proxy”. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli continuously contributes at events to educate, share and bring real world experience into the classroom.

KALO & ASSOCIATES Successfully Defended Republic of Albania

KALO & ASSOCIATES, co-counsel with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, is delighted to announce the successful arbitral award, rendered by ICSID, dismissing the case brought by Anglo-Adriatic Investment Fund against the Republic of Albania, claiming about EUR 220 million for foreign investment expropriation. The case details are available here.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Global 2019

All 10 SEE Legal member firms keep their high rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global. As a Group, SEE Legal continues to be top-ranked as a Leading Regional Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Global 2019. For the past 16 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider dominating the region of Southeast Europe. A client noted that the Group is "one of the biggest and longest-standing networks in the region," while Chambers Global concluded that SEE Legal operates as a standalone provider to businesses seeking comprehensive coverage of Eastern Europe.

KDK’s Partner Okan Demirkan Spoke at ISTAC’s M&A Disputes Conference

Okan Demirkan spoke at ISTAC’s M&A Disputes Conference, along with Dr. Michele Patocchi (Patocchi & Marzolini), Ed Poulton (Baker McKenzie) and Prof. Ercument Erdem. While sharing his experience in M&A related arbitrations, Okan emphasized the need to update Turkey’s International Arbitration Law, particularly its interim measures related provisions. In addition to his arbitration expertise, Okan also represents clients in litigation proceedings in Turkey, including commercial, administrative and employment lawsuits as well as criminal lawsuits related to white-collar crimes, and…

New Rules in the Turkish Judicial System: Target Time and Mandatory Mediation in Commercial Disputes

In Turkey, litigation processes take a long time due to many different reasons. The European Court of Human Rights has received many individual applications due to long-standing litigation processes in Turkey. To increase confidence in the Turkish judicial system and judicial authorities, on 31 August 2018 the Ministry of Justice published an official announcement on its website and wrote to the courthouses, initiating what is called "target time" in litigation. The target time has been implemented in the Turkish judicial system since 3 September 2018. Another significant change that was introduced…

Okan Demirkan Recognised by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration as a Future Leader

Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review have recognised Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli’s Partner Okan Demirkan as a “Future Leader” of the international arbitration world. Who’s Who Legal says: Okan Demirkan “has a great reputation” in the arbitration field and is “an absolute must for inclusion” according to peers. The SEE Legal Group congratulates Okan Demirkan and looks forward to his continued success.

SEE Legal at Freshfields’ CEE/SEE Arbitration Workshop

The SEE Legal member firms KALO & ASSOCIATES, both Albanian and Kosovo offices, and BOYANOV & Co. attended the CEE/SEE Arbitration Workshop organised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on 3 December 2018 in its Vienna office. More than 50 lawyers from 21 countries across the CEE and SEE regions attended the Workshop, which main focus was on cross-border and international arbitration. KALO & ASSOCIATES Albania was represented by Associate Armando Toslluku, specialised in arbitration related to intellectual property matters, KALO & ASSOCIATES Kosovo – by Senior Associate Atdhe Dika,…

NNDKP’s General Considerations on Administrative Disputes

NNDKP's Partner Radu Damaschin on adminstrative disputes: Administrative contracts have a special place in the legal circuit due to both their object – the management of state assets and public services – and the special regime by which they are governed. This is the reason why, in this field, the lawmaker focused consistently on creating remedies intended to ensure a balance between the protection of the public interest, the swift resolution of the legal uncertainties and the equitable treatment and just compensation of the contracting parties. However, disputes arising out of these types…

BOYANOV & Co. is Advising on the Biggest Deal in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. currently works on the biggest deal in Bulgaria – the concession award procedure for Sofia Airport.