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    In our legal team, there are five Partners, four Principals and eleven Associates supported by Interns and our Tax Manager and all worked as Associates for more than 10 years before being elected Partners.

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    PROF. DR. M. FADLULLAH CERRAHOĞLU
    FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

    Prof. Dr. M. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu is the Founder and the Managing Partner of the Firm. Prof. Dr. Cerrahoğlu's practice areas include corporate and commercial law...

    SELEN İBRAHİMOĞLU GÜREŞ
    PARTNER

    Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş is a Partner in the Corporate Department. She joined the Firm in 1999 and became a Partner in 2007....

    AYŞEGÜL YALÇINMANİ
    PARTNER

    Ayşegül Yalçınmani is a Partner in the Corporate Department. She joined the Firm in 1996 and became a Partner in 2006 Ms. Yalçınmani's practice is focused...

    ONUR GÜLSARAN
    PARTNER

    Onur Gülsaran is a Partner in the Corporate Department. He joined the Firm in 1998 and became a Partner in 2008. Mr. Gülsaran's practice is focused on corporate and commercial law...

    EDA CERRAHOĞLU BALSSEN
    PARTNER

    Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen is a Partner in the Arbitration Department. She joined the Firm in 2005.Mrs. Cerrahoğlu Balssen's practice is focused on international and domestic arbitration and corporate law.

    SELMAN KOÇ
    TAX MANAGER

    Selman Koç is the Manager of our Tax Department. He joined the firm in 2012. Mr. Koç delivers tax consulting service for both domestic companies and multinationals operating in Turkey. ...

    SEZİN TURAN
    PRINCIPAL

    Sezin Turan is a Principal in the Corporate Department. She joined the firm in 1998. Ms. Turan's practice areas include corporate and commercial law; in particular...

    SEÇİL ABALI
    PRINCIPAL

    Seçil Abalı is a Principal in the Corporate and Antitrust Departments. She joined the firm in 2000. Ms. Abalı's practice areas include corporate law, commercial law and competition law; in particular...

    ÖZGE ESİN SOLEY
    PRINCIPAL

    Özge Esin Soley is a Principal in the Corporate Department. She joined the Firm in 2008. Mrs. Soley? s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, M&As, energy law and intellectual property law. ...

    URAZ CANBOLAT
    PRINCIPAL

    Uraz Canbolat is a Principal in the Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2005. Mr. Canbolat is focused on litigation and domestic arbitration involving various types of commercial disputes...

    ŞULE DİLEK ÇELİK
    PRINCIPAL

    Şule Dilek Çelik is a Principal in the Litigation Department. She joined the firm in 2002. Mrs. Menteş' practice is focused in litigation of labor law and commercial law disputes...

    SEDA AKİPEK
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Seda Akipek is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department. She joined the firm in 2005. Mrs. Akipek's practice areas include corporate and commercial law; in particular, M&As, media law and mining law...

    MÜJDEM AKSOY ÇEVİK
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Müjdem Aksoy is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department. She joined the firm in 2005.

    EFE KINIKOĞLU
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Efe Kınıkoğlu is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Departments. He joined the firm in 2012. Mr. Kınıkoğlu' s practice is focused on litigation of various kinds of commercial disputes...

    SAİT KURŞUNCU
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Sait Kurşuncu is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department. He joined the Firm in 2007. Mr. Kurşuncu' s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, M&As, competition and antitrust law...

    AYŞEGÜL GÜRSOY
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Ayşegül Gürsoy is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department. She joined the Firm in 2008. Ms. Gürsoy represents clients in commercial disputes, execution and bankruptcy matters and gives them...

    MEHMET OTRAR
    SENIOR ASSOCIATE

    Mehmet Otrar is an Senior Associate in the Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2013. Mr. Otrar is focused on litigation and arbitration involving various types of commercial disputes...

    NERGİS BEŞİROĞLU
    ASSOCIATE

    Nergis Beşiroğlu is an Associate in the Litigation Department. She joined the Firm in 2009. Mrs. Beşiroğlu's practice is focused on commercial and labor law disputes...

    DEFNE ZEYNEP SIRAKAYA
    ASSOCIATE

    Defne Zeynep Sırakaya is an Associate in the Corporate and Arbitration Departments. She joined the firm in 2009. Ms. Sırakaya' s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, M&As and arbitration...

    GİZEM TERCAN
    Associate

    Ms. Gizem Tercan is an associate in the Corporate Department. She joined the Firm in 2013. Ms. Tercan's practice areas include corporate and commercial law, merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate law, foreign investment law and banking and finance transactions.

    FATİH VOLKAN
    LAWYER

    Fatih Volkan's practice is focused on litigation and consultancy in criminal law. He is a member of the Turkish Criminal Law Association, Galatasaray Sports Club, Founding Member and Auditor of Kilis Foundation...

    Announcements

    • Eda Cerrahoglu Balssen's article regarding the applicability of the law regarding the obligatory use of Turkish in agreements between two Turkish parties on the validity of arbitration agreements is out in International Law Offıce online publication.

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    • Seda Akipek and Müjdem Aksoy's article on implications of changes in the Turkish Commercial Code allowing electronic company meetings has been published in International Financial Law Review (IFRL).

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    • An article regarding the tax implications of leveraged buy-outs in Turkey by Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş and Selman Koç featured in the Corporate Tax chapter of Global Legal Insights.

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    Date

    Publications

    05/20/2012

    We work with a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations...

    Client

    06/10/2012

    Cerrahoglu Law Firm is recognized for the calibre of our lawyers, level of service, and unflagging commitment to client success.