Ali Gözütok

Ali is the co-founder of DİRİCAN | GÖZÜTOK. Prior to founding this Firm, he was a senior partner of a reputable Turkish law firm.

Ali has over 20 years of experience and expertise in cross-border litigation and arbitration. He has had extensive involvement in many local and cross border transactions, cases relating to banking, real estate, competition, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency related matters.

His areas of practice include commercial and corporate law, banking law, employment and labor law, debt execution, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy, intellectual property and competition law, insurance, real estate and construction law.

Ali regularly advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of contentious matters including: fraud asset trading, regulatory investigations, sanctions issues, joint venture and shareholder disputes and economic crimes.

As an esteemed legal practitioner, Ali has successfully handled many complex cases and transactions for companies and institutions across a wide range of industries. Some of which include: leading world banks, financial institutions and multinational companies. The multinational companies he has engaged with operate within car and tire manufacturing, healthcare, retail, tobacco, construction, agricultural machinery, networking and telecommunications, transportation, chemicals and consumer goods, technology infrastructure, and energy sectors.

Ali also participates in an educative capacity, regularly conducting training seminars in a variety of areas of legal expertise. He advises clients who have undergone internal investigations following allegations of fraud and account regulates to be compliant with regulatory functions.

Ali was ranked as a highly recommended leading lawyer in dispute resolution by Chambers and Partners’ Chambers Europe the Client’s Guide 2017, which identifies outstanding law firms and exceptional talent in over 180 jurisdictions globally.

Chambers and Partners recognizes Ali as a leading attorney experienced in Turkish litigation proceedings. His broad reaching practice encompasses bankruptcy and insolvency matters, as well as trade mark infringement and commercial disputes (including breach of contract).

Ali has been honored by Chamber and Partners in 2015 as a ‘fantastic, formidable litigator’ and in 2016 as ‘Ali is well versed in Turkish Litigation proceedings, notably acting for clients on the enforcement of debts and bankruptcy proceedings. He also offers expertise in employment and IP-related disputes, as part of his broad commercial practice’.


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