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Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

Ergin Mizrahi

Ergin Mizrahi

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Business Law
  • Competition Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreign Investment Law, International Trade

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Profile
Specialized in international commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, commercial law, international business transactions, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, criminal law, competition law, and intellectual property law.
Represented an EU consumer goods company in two ICC proceedings worth USD 2 billion brought by the former vendors of the shares of the company’s Turkish subsidiary;
Represented an EU consumer goods company in an ICC proceeding worth USD 143 million for the collection of alleged damages;
Represented BSH Hausgerate GmbH in an action worth USD 327 million brought by the former supplier for the breach of the distribution agreement;

Represented the State of the Netherlands in a fraud/tortuous liability claim worth Euro 20 million;

Represented ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG in an enforcement of an ICC award worth Euro 25 million;

Represented BSH Hausgerate GmbH in an enforcement of an ICC award worth USD 6.5 million;
Represented MD Helicopters Inc. in an action brought by the Ministry of Interior Affairs on the grounds of breach of contract (sale of helicopters) and in actions brought by the relatives of the victims who died in the same crash; the total of the value of the claims exceeding USD 8 million;
Represented GE Renewable Switzerland Ltd. in a damages action worth USD 13 million against the Turkish Electricity Production Company;
Represented GE Renewable Switzerland Ltd. in a damages action worth USD 5 million against the General Directorate of the State Hydraulic Works;
Represented the Bank of Nova Scotia for the collection of its receivable worth USD 11 million from a Turkish gold company;
Represented a Luxemburg company in an action worth USD 7 million brought against it for a claim of unpaid brokerage fees;


Bar Admissions

Istanbul Bar Association

Education

University of Cambridge, LL.M. (First Class)
Koç University, LL.B. (Valedictorian)
American Robert College (High Honors)
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Business Law | Competition Law | Employment Law | Foreign Investment Law, International Trade | Litigation | Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented the former shareholders of Spanish pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against the buyer in a breach of contract claim worth TL 10 million;
Represented the National Bank of Greece in an action brought by a former shareholder claiming interest on the mandatory public call made subsequent to the purchase of a major Turkish bank;
Represented the Royal Bank of Scotland in an action worth USD 35 million in respect of its receivable from a Turkish media company, which was taken over by the State Savings Deposit Insurance Fund;
Represented the Royal Bank of Scotland in more than 50 employment lawsuits;
Represented EFG Bank, who acted as the Security Agent of certain other banks in a major loan transaction, for the dematerialization of the pledged shares before the Central Registration Agency;
Represented Eutelsat SA in the collections actions against two Turkish capacity providers;
Represented Lehman Brothers in an action brought by a Turkish holding company for the return of the shares pledged as a result of a call/put option transaction;
Represented a Korean metal company in the enforcement of a Korean arbitral award in Turkey;
Represented an Australian logistics company against a Turkish company on the grounds of unfair competition and breach of intellectual property rights;
Represented an American textile company in the transfer of its shares to a Turkish company;

Currently acting as the lead partner in the winding down of the Royal Bank of Scotland Turkey and in its exit strategy;
Represented a Qatari company in its possible acquisition of a chain-hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.


Professional Activities and Experience

2016 – present Partner with Pekin & Bayar
2010 – 2015 Associate with Pekin & Bayar
2008 – 2009 Saban Law Firm
2007 White & Case LLP
2006 DentonWildeSapte LLP

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