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 Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Vice Chair of the Financial Institutions and Products Committee of the American Bar Association, and 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, D.C.
  • 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
    Graduate Tax Scholar, with distinction
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Yale University, 2005
    with distinction