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Ozan Akyurek
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Contact

(T) +33.1.56.59.39.39
(F) +33.1.56.59.39.38

Education

  • ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain (Business Spanish Modules 2004); University of Exeter, United Kingdom (LL.M. in International Business Law 2003); University of Paris X-Nanterre, France (DEA in International and European Litigation 2000); University of Paris V-René Descartes, France (DESS in International Business Law 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris Bar

Practicing in the area of commercial litigation, Ozan Akyurek assists clients on all issues relating to product liability, industrial risks, business torts, anticorruption, and white-collar crime. He advises international clients in issues related to litigation and prelitigation case management before French civil and criminal courts.

Ozan is active in diverse industry sectors, including aviation, automotive, IT, transportation, and logistics, as well as steel, packaging, and retail. He is particularly involved in the aviation and airline industries and is part of the multidisciplinary team set up by the Firm. He has represented major manufacturers and airline companies in aviation litigation.

Ozan also has substantial internal investigation and compliance experience. He recently acted on behalf of a leading chemical company and a U.S. pharmaceutical company in Turkey in conducting investigations focused on anticorruption matters. His recent experience also includes a criminal investigation related to alleged credit card fraud committed by the employees of a leading U.S. company in Morocco.

In 2012, Ozan was seconded to the Firm's Pittsburgh Office. During his secondment, he acquired substantial experience in product liability, insurance, and aviation law. In particular, he was part of the team representing The Sherwin-Williams Company in lead paint and pigment cases.

Ozan has authored articles on litigation and regulatory matters, such as product liability and aviation law. His articles are published in French economic and legal publications. He also is a lecturer in law at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in international business law.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed among the best commercial litigation lawyers in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (since 2013) and by Chambers Europe (2017), where clients say he is "precise and professional" and highlight his "clear communication, pragmatism and being concise"

    Listed in Option Droit & Affaires for product liability litigation (since 2015)

Languages

French, English, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic
Ozan Akyurek