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K. Noyan Göksu Founding Partner

Noyan Göksu is a leading arbitration and litigation specialist of Turkey, with numerous high stakes cases argued before a wide spectrum of tribunals. As a member of the Istanbul Bar and a registered foreign attorney of the English Bar, he has worked for close to two decades in Turkey, the US and France with global law firms and an international court. Before establishing Göksu, Noyan was an arbitration associate at White & Case LLP, Head of Arbitration at Turkey’s largest national firm, and more recently Head of the Istanbul office of Pinsent Masons LLP.

Noyan Göksu is currently serving as arbitrator in 5 commercial arbitrations, one as the president.

Since 2009, he has also been teaching at law schools and other academic and professional institutions as a part time arbitration professor.  He was recently instructed by the US Department of State as one of the three Middle East arbitration experts as part of a weeklong training program for Iraqi and Afghan officials.  He also lectured high ranking Turkish Transportation Ministry officials on construction law and disputes, intricacies of FIDIC forms, and legal aspects of contract management.

Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recognize Noyan as an advocate who “has an impressive track record in international arbitrations and before international courts, including the ECHR”.  He is described as someone who has the “ability to bring completely different perspectives to complex questions without losing touch with common sense and practical solutions” and who “has strong experience in infrastructure, engineering and energy litigation, and also has substantial experience representing Turkish and foreign companies in arbitration and enforcement proceedings”.

Noyan Göksu has been consistently recognized among the few leading arbitration specialists in Turkey (2020, 2021 and 2022) by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review.  Only 7 experts are listed from Turkey. 

Noyan Göksu is also recognized as one of the few leading construction law experts in Turkey by Who’s Who Legal (2019, 2020 and 2021).  Only 5 experts are listed from Turkey.

Finally, Noyan Göksu is listed among the top 10 dispute resolution lawyers in Turkey by Legal500.

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