Etka Koçoğlu is an Associate in the Arbitration team of Lexist. He represents governmental bodies in investment treaty arbitrations and private parties in complex international construction and energy disputes.
Etka has hands-on experience in international arbitrations held under the auspices of various international arbitration institutions such as ICSID, LCIA and ICC. His sector focus is primarily on energy construction and infrastructure.
Etka obtained his LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at the Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Studies (CCLS) where he took courses from the leading professors and practitioners in the fields of investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration.
Etka’s experience to date with Lexist includes representing the Republic of Turkey in an investment treaty arbitration against an Italian investor in a dispute arising out of a renewable energy project. He has also represented a Turkish state-owned entity dealing with petroleum projects in a dispute regarding the drilling of oil and gas wells for a project in the MENA region against a multinational oil services company. His other major case involves a dispute arising from a PPP health sector project, representing a large construction company against an EPC contractor involving Japanese, Italian, and Turkish companies.
Apart from being a member of various arbitration organisations such as ICC YAAF, Young ICSID, and Young ISTAC, Etka has actively engaged with the international dispute resolution community by taking part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, and the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot both as a competitor and as an arbitrator.
Etka contributes to public works on international arbitration, such as the Chambers International Arbitration 2022 Global Practice Guide.