Akin Volkan Arikan

Managing Partner

Mr. Akin Volkan Arikan is the managing partner of ARIKAN PARTNERS ILC and has broad experience in contract consultancy and dispute resolution matters concentrated on international projects. 

Mr. Arikan represents firm’s clients in sophisticated cross-border projects including international commercial contracts, construction, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, corporate restructuring and complex dispute resolution matters. 

He has been involved in numerous international dispute resolution matters including international arbitration cases before ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and LCIA. Mr. Arikan’s involvement in international dispute resolution is not limited to the litigation matters but include alternative dispute resolution methods. Most of the disputes settled under Mr. Arikan’s consultancy and representation are related to the biggest companies in different sectors including oil & gas, construction and technology. The amount of the recently settled disputes is more than one billion dollars. 

His international experience encompasses projects amounting to billions of dollars in diversified countries including UK, USA, Russia, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Georgia, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria and Turkey. 

Mr. Arikan’s previous experience before ARIKAN PARTNERS ILC includes the counselling and representation of national and international clients in diverse practice areas in international arbitration and corporate law related matters. Mr. Arıkan is now representing companies with an operational power of multi-billion dollar transactions and the leading companies doing business in Turkey and abroad. 

With his team of focused lawyers, Mr. Arikan helps his clients in complicated international corporate and dispute resolution projects by brining solutions to the needs of companies. Moreover, Mr. Arikan advises several foreign investors in their investment plans to Turkey.

Mr. Arikan is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association, graduate of Galatasaray University Faculty of Law LL.B. and fluent in English and French.

Firm’s attorneys had their law education and academic background in most reputed law schools in Turkey and abroad. The firm is committed to welcome the best law school graduates every year.