Simel Sarıalioğlu specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution and arbitration-related court proceedings. Prior to joining Paksoy, she practised at an international law firm in Istanbul and did an internship in London at another international law firm. She has experience in conducting institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of different rules and acting for clients in complex, high-value disputes, with a cross-border element. Ms Sarıalioğlu’s clients have included government entities, major Turkish telecom operators and multinationals from a number of sectors such as construction, telecommunication, insurance, customs, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.
Ms Sarıalioğlu is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (FCIArb) (2010) and one of the ICC YAF Middle East and Africa Regional Representatives for the 2017–2019 mandate.