ATTORNEY AT LAW, Founding Partner
Onur ALPER advises its clients during all phases of a business transaction and provides legal counseling concerning long term strategic business planning and the day-to-day operations of the clients and serving as legal counsel in ongoing internal corporate matters.
He focuses his practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and he also advises both national and international clients on various aspects of commercial and contractual issues.
He handles all media and entertainment law related matters for domestic and international clients who operate in a wide range of media industry and works with clients on many projects related to media productions, including the launch of new media platforms, film productions, and distribution arrangements. He has also experience on restructuring of broadcasting companies as per the Radio and Television Supreme Council legislation and worked on broadcasting agreements.
He also specializes in the representation of early stage startup companies, venture funds and many prominent angel investors.
LLB, Istanbul Bahçeşehir University, 2006
LLB, Bremen University of Germany, 2006
Certification, Sydney Colleague of Australia, 2007
LLM, İstanbul Bilgi University - Business Law, 2010
Bar Number: 36264
BAŞAK BALCI ALPER
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Managing Partner
Basak Balcı Alper provides data protection and privacy consultancy for the information and communication technologies sector, along with e-commerce, employment, retail, energy, oil and gas, transportation, financial services, commercial and professional services and media sectors.
She provides legal consultancy to a wide range of sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device and life-sciences companies in their day-to-day operations, regulatory issues and contracts.
She advises local and international clients including fintech companies and blockchain technology entities in their specific projects and day-to-day business matters.
She provides consultancy services to domestic and foreign companies and natural persons to collect their receivables in Turkey and represents clients before all stages of national courts.
LLB, Istanbul Bahçeşehir University, 2009
LLM, University of Oueen Mary, UK, 2010
(International Commercial & Corporate Law)
Bar Number: 39748
Languages: English and French
SERENAT BAYTAN AVKOVAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Partner
Serenat Baytan provides consultancy services on preparation and negotiation of domestic and international agreements of various companies operating in different sectors, especially in automotive, advertising, cosmetics, logistics and e-commerce. She has broad experience on leading due diligence processes and conducting merger and acquisition transactions in wholes stages by drafting and negotiating letters of intent, share purchase and shareholders agreements, asset transfer agreements, joint venture agreements, escrow agreements, share pledge agreements and loan agreements as well as the closing formalities and realization of the transfer of the shares.
She performs the establishment procedures of domestic and foreign capital companies, branches and liaison offices, as well as all kinds of corporate transactions and she advises clients on intellectual and artistic works, protection of trademarks – patents – industrial designs, license agreements, social media and influencer agreements and various media and entertainment issues.
She represents clients to follow-up of all cases related with intellectual and industrial rights before civil and criminal courts and unfair competition, domestic and international transportation contracts, disputes regarding insurance and labor cases.
LLB, Marmara University, 2002
LLM, Yeditepe University, 2009
Phd, Yeditepe University, Private Law, ongoing
Bar Number: 29664
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Nazlı Durmayaz focuses on corporate and commercial law by representing clients during their day-to-day business or in specific projects.
In the field of media and entertainment law, she has experience in drafting and revising many types of media and digital platform contracts such as production, license and casting contracts.
She has been involved in drafting and revising energy & construction sector contract negotiations such as energy production, distribution, and supply contracts. In addition, she closely monitors the legislative changes in this field and informs clients about the reflections of the laws in the field of energy & construction law.
She has been highly involved in the day-to-day operations of the clients’ dispute resolution processes by providing a unique perspective and alternative options. Along with the daily dispute settlement process of the clients, she offers alternative options by providing a legal perspective. In addition to representing reputable companies before the courts, she also provides legal services to private individuals. In addition, she provides legal support in the field of labor law in legal disputes with the employees of client companies within the scope of consultancy activities and plays an active role in both mediation and litigation processes.
LLB, Istanbul Yeditepe University, 2020
University of Ljubljana, Erasmus Exchange Programme
Bar Number: 76908
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Nisa Çevik provides consultancy services to clients operating in the media&entertainment sectors, is involved in the negotiation processes and preparation of production, licensing, and acting contracts. She operates tailor-made and versatile consultancy services to media and production companies, digital broadcasting platforms, and license owners.
She advises especially for local and international companies operating in the fields of technology, media, and energy on their day-to-day operations and M&A projects.
ın addition, she keeps up with the developments in fintech and blockchain technologies and provides support to clients operating in these fields. She provides consultancy services to technology companies in the field of fintech and supports the digitalization processes of banks. She provides alternative and creative solutions to its clients especially those who are electronic service providers, who provide digital banking and electronic signature services.
LLB, Istanbul Yeditepe University, 2020
Bar Number: 76237
ELiF SENA BİRİNCİ
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Elif Sena Birinci focuses on consumer law and manages the project on replying consumer complaints made to digital platform client and preparing legal reply petitions submitting to the prosecutor offices.
In addition, she involves in drafting and revising contract negotiations related with various sectors mainly information technologies and attended data protection projects.
She provides legal consultancy and litigation services to the clients in all matters concerning employment law and social security law.
She involves in day to day operations of the clients’ dispute resolution processes by providing a unique perspective and alternative options. Along with the daily dispute settlement process of the clients, she offers alternative options by providing a legal perspective. In addition to representing reputable companies before the courts, she also provides legal services to the private individuals.
LLB, Marmara University, 2021
Dr. GİZEM ALPER
Dr. Gizem Alper, Esq. has over 15 years of experience in cross- border legal matters. She has worked as Assistant Professor at Law Faculty of Istanbul Maltepe University. She earned a masters degree in European Business Law from Leiden University and U.S. Legal Practice from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She holds a P.hD degree in law from Istanbul University, where she wrote about the “Ultra Vires Doctrine” as a legal tool for ensuring justice.
She provides consultancy services to domestic and foreign companies regarding corporate issues. She has also experience on drafting, negotiating and finalizing M&A transactions and transactions with the international financial institutions, including subordinated and syndicated loans and IPO processes. Dr. Alper conductes law cases on international commercial arbitration and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
She provides legal support on transactions related to cross-border investment and provides legal memoranda as a certified legal expert for Istanbul Courts on various aspects of commercial law matters and drafts international grant proposals for tech startup projects and assists the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe parliamentarians in interpretation.
LLB, Ankara University, 1999
LLM, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2011
(European Business Law - "Cross-border Mergers within Europe")
Ph.D. Istanbul University, 2013
(Private Law - “Ultra Vires Doctrine in Private Law”)
Bar Number: 26462
Registered to Turkish Patent Institute
Committee Member of Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws with the New York City Bar
Assistant Professor at Maltepe University, School of Law, Istanbul, 2013- 2014
Dr. TUĞÇE TUZCUOĞLU
Dr. Tuzcuoğlu has worked as an academician in the prominent universities in İzmir and İstanbul. She is currently working as an assistant professor at the department of civil law at Özyeğin University, Istanbul where she has been primarily lecturing the law of obligations, general terms and conditions, atypical contracts, property regimes in family law and prepaid house sales contracts.
Moreover, Dr. Tuzcuoğlu’s research and expertise fields include the law of contracts, competition law, consumer law, banking law, law of immovable property, startup law, energy and construction law, media law, and urban transformation law.
In addition to her various scientific publications in the aforementioned fields, Dr. Tuzcuoğlu has been practicing law by providing expert opinions and trainings in her fields of expertise.
She also attended numerous national and international academic conferences as a speaker and took part in the organization committees of several national symposium.
Certification in US Law, American University Washington College of Law, USA, 2006
LLB, Yeditepe University, 2008
Visiting Scholar at Heidelberg University, Germany, Institute for Foreign and International Private and Economic Law, 2013-2014
Ph.D., Yeditepe University, 2017
(Private Law – “The Law of General Terms and Conditions”)
Assistant Professor Dr. at Özyeğin University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul, From 2018 onwards
Instructor and referee at the Union of Turkish Bar Associations and the Bar of Istanbul
Referee at diverse legal journals
Ozan Menfaatli provides financial consultancy on M&A transactions.
In addition he works on tax advisory and management services in Turkey according to the clients’ tax obligation.
He provides a full range of accounting services, including but not limited to general ledger & financial statement preparation, bookkeeping (monthly/quarterly/annually), accounting system setup for new businesses, personal financial statements and also he provides accounting service for VAT refunding.
İstanbul University, Postgraduate (accounting and auditing)
İstanbul University, Department of Accounting and Taxation