Oya Özarslan is a Partner with more than 20 years of experience, qualified as both a Turkish and US attorney (New York Bar) and certified by CCEP-I (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-International) as an International Compliance Professional.
She advises clients on compliance, insurance services and corporate matters and has acted on numerous significant transactions in Turkey as well as across the wider EMEA region.
Oya’s compliance work is focused on business integrity and data privacy. She has created compliance tools that are widely used in the private sector and has authored a number of publications. She is experienced in fraud investigations and establishing integrity infrastructures as well as ethics and compliance trainings and preparation of ethics programmes for corporations.
In her capacity as an international governance expert, Oya Co-Chaired the G20 Governance Task Force during the presidency of the Republic or Turkey, and has also been involved in Turkey’s country review processes for the EU, UNCAC, OECD Conventions and GRECO.
Oya has acted as a key expert in EU technical assistance projects for developing ethics codes and performing comparative analysis with ethical standards in EU countries. She has also been a key expert for an EU project tasked with analysing corruption prone industries and transactions with higher corruption risks.
She sits on the International Board of Directors of Transparency International, where she serves as a Chair of Board’s Ethics Committee and a member od Governance Committees, and is the Chair of Transparency International Turkey.
University of Texas, School of Law, 1998.
Ankara University, Faculty of Law, 1987.
Istanbul Bar Association
New York Bar