Bora Bozkurt is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Bozkurt focuses on US federal income taxation with a particular emphasis on international and corporate tax. His practice encompasses a wide range of cross-border and US domestic transactions, including financing transactions, derivatives, private and registered securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and cross-border tax planning and restructuring.

Mr. Bozkurt is a member of the Tax Forum.

Mr. Bozkurt's experience includes representing:

  • Underwriters in the IPO of Saudi Aramco, considered the largest IPO in history
  • Lenders in the financing of Apollo’s acquisition of Tech Data, considered one of the largest ABLs in history
  • The Carlyle Group in its currency hedging transactions in connection with AkzoNobel specialty chemicals division acquisition

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Bozkurt is a regular speaker at tax conferences and has authored numerous articles addressing taxation of financial instruments. His recent speaking engagements include:

  • Panelist, Practical Law Institute: Taxation of Financial Products, “Taxation of Currency Hedging and Beyond,” January 2020
  • Panelist, DC Bar Financial Products, “Current Issues Relating to Section 305(c),” October 2019
  • Panelist, Federal Bar Association, “Recent Developments in Financial Transactions (Mostly) Outside of Tax Reform,” Annual Tax Law Conference, March 2019, Washington, DC
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, “Debt-Related Fees,” Fall Tax Law Conference, October 2018, Atlanta, GA

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • LLM in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
    Distinction, Graduate Tax Scholar
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009
    Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Yale University, 2005