Alp Arbitration Opens Doors in Switzerland

    Founded by a group of Turkish International Arbitration specialists seasoned in diverse jurisdictions, Alp Arbitration, a specialist legal consultancy that focuses on cross-border dispute management, opens its doors in Zurich, Switzerland.


    The team is led by Alptuğ Tokeşer, LL.M., founding partner of Alp Arbitration. With a decade of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration, Tokeşer's repertoire boasts involvement in over 20 high-stakes arbitrations under various prestigious arbitration rules such as ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, SAC and ISTAC.  Notably, he was involved in several gas pricing disputes of BOTAŞ, successfully represented Republic of Turkey in several investment treaty arbitrations, in addition to defending Romania in the second chapter of the infamous Micula saga of investment treaty arbitrations.


    Tokeşer's decision to establish Alp Arbitration follows his illustrious stint at the GAR 30 firm, LALIVE. At Alp Arbitration, he and his team are set to continue their work in international arbitration, along with offering dispute prevention services and expert witness on Turkish law in international settings. Alp Arbitration offers its clientele the strategic advantage they need through its specialists, their international network, approachability, and accountability, says Alptug Tokeser, the founding partner of Alp Arbitration.


    Our practice provides dependability and dedication to its clients in today's turbulent and uncertain business environment. Be it providing pre-litigation advice, representation in front of arbitral tribunals, or post-award enforcement litigation, we take pride in building and executing tailor-made strategies with utmost care for each and every case we handle, allowing us to reach the most cost and time-efficient results needed meeting our clients‘ expectations” adds, the founder.


    Drawing from its team’s international experience accumulating from their years in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA respectively, Alp Arbitration’s practice focuses on representation before arbitral tribunals, management of disputes arising from cross-border transactions throughout their lifespans, advisory services on all aspects of Turkish law as well as investment structuring ensuring optimal BIT protections. With its strong presence both at courtrooms and in front of arbitral tribunals, Alp Arbitration aims to assist its clients across a spectrum of industry-specific commercial disputes as well as investor state proceedings.


    Yaman Gürsel serves as the Of Counsel at Alp Arbitration, bringing a wealth of knowledge from his extensive background in international commercial arbitration. Over the course of his career, Gürsel has actively contributed to more than 15 significant arbitrations, fulfilling various roles such as counsel, arbitrator, and tribunal secretary. His experience covers an array of arbitration rules, including ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. A notable highlight of Gürsel's career includes his representation of an international energy conglomerate in a multi-billion-dollar UNCITRAL arbitration concerning a cross-border pipeline dispute. With his expertise in areas such as energy, construction, and finance, Gürsel has been instrumental in securing favorable outcomes for his clients in complex disputes on the global stage.


    Yaman Gursel, one of the founding members of Alp Arbitration says “We provide our clients with constant visibility and accountability throughout the lifespan of any dispute, so that they can focus on what they do the best, as their conflicts are handled with surgical precision”.