Arda is an associate in our Miami office and a member of our business and finance group. He focuses his practice on structured finance, securities and corporate matters. He is a dual-qualified (Florida, District of Columbia and Turkey) lawyer and he began his career in Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on mergers and acquisitions transactions and international arbitration matters. He is fluent in English and Turkish and is proficient in Azerbaijani.
Arda has experience in advising investment banks, specialty lenders, issuers, sponsors, mortgage loan sellers and real estate investors on real estate transactions, commercial mortgaged-backed securities and similar debt securities. He has also represented strategic buyers and sellers as well as private equity funds in the acquisition and sale of both public and private targets. He participated in legal due diligence exercises, conducted legal due diligence reviews and drafted vendor and seller due diligence reports. He drafted corporate transaction documents, including share purchase, asset purchase and merger agreements.
Arda also has a background in international arbitration representing clients in disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions transactions, share purchase agreements, shareholders agreement, and construction agreements. He represented clients before arbitral tribunals and all levels of domestic courts in connection with international arbitration matters. He also interned at ICSID where he worked closely with ICSID team leaders and counsels for administration of ICSID cases and with institutional projects.
As a law school student, he served as a Research Assistant at International Arbitration Institute - University of Miami School of Law where he worked on a project relating to drafting an amicus curiae brief in GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also worked on projects relating to cost management in international arbitration and implementing blockchain technology in international arbitration. He also served at the Investor Rights Clinic of University of Miami School of Law, where he represented underserved investors in securities arbitration claims against their brokers before the FINRA.