Okan Demirkan

Okan Demirkan

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Okan Demirkan leads KDK’s dispute resolution, energy and infrastructure, and ethics and compliance practices. He is a prominent figure in the area of ethics and compliance. He has conducted several investigations related to various regulatory, anti-bribery and anti-corruption allegations. KDK is a corporate member of the Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society (TEID), Turkey’s leading civil society institution in the area of anti-corruption and ethics. In TEID, Okan leads the Legislation Development and Activation Commission, which he co-founded in 2018. This commission has been working with a number of companies and civil society institutions on the development and enhancement of Turkish anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation. Okan represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, employment-related disputes, intellectual property claims, administrative disputes, enforcement and set-aside lawsuits at all levels of Turkish courts. He has particular expertise in criminal proceedings in relation to white-collar crimes. With significant experience of almost 20 years in international arbitration, he regularly serves as counsel, arbitrator or expert witness in various commercial disputes involving Turkish law. In 2019 and 2020, Okan was recognised as a Future Leader for arbitration in Turkey by Who’s Who Legal, which also ranks him as a Global Elite Thought Leader.

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