Lawyers Fatma Guney

    Fatma Guney is a Barrister, registered in the Bar of England and Wales (2005) (member of Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn) and a Solicitor of England and Wales, registered under the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) since 2007.


    Originally from London, Fatma graduated from London Guildhall University in 2004, where she achieved a First-Class Honours (graduating top of her year) and has an LLM in Civil Litigation and International Child Abduction from London’s Kings College University (2006).


    Fatma is an associate member of CIArb. She has also given lectures on English Law in CIArb Courses. Fatma is a native English speaker and can speak Turkish fluently.


    Fatma has worked in firms in London, heading up the litigation department. Since moving to Istanbul from London in 2011, Fatma has worked at Akinci Law Office and has become Partner as of September 2022. Her main area of specialism is international construction arbitration. She leads complex construction cases and assists the client in all aspects of the case. Fatma conducts the advocacy at the hearing of the cases, be it in the arbitration or in other forums such as in mediation or before the dispute boards.


    Her practice extends to other areas of international arbitration on other commercial matters as well as international investment arbitration.  Fatma has actively participated in State Investment arbitrations both in terms of case preparation and at the hearings.


    Her common law knowledge and working background mixed with a grounding knowledge of the civil law principles gives her an added advantage to the arbitration procedures and cases. She has attended numerous hearings as counsel and has performed cross examinations at a high level. She has been present before ICSID, ICC, SIAC and DIAC cases (as well as ad-hoc and other institutions).

    Practice Areas & Work Department

    Dispute Resolution









    Bar of England and Wales - Grays Inn

    Solicitor of England and Wales (SRA)