TEAM MEMBERS
ONUR ALPER

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Founding Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

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.


EDUCATION
LLB, Istanbul Bahçeşehir University, 2006

LLB, Bremen University of Germany, 2006

Certification, Sydney Colleague of Australia, 2007
LLM, İstanbul Bilgi University - Business Law, 2010

CREDENTIALS:
Bar Number: 36264

Mediator, 2017

Languages: English

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BAŞAK BALCI ALPER

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Managing Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

LLB, Istanbul Bahçeşehir University, 2009

LLM, University of Oueen Mary, UK, 2010

(International Commercial & Corporate  Law)


CREDENTIALS

Bar Number: 39748

Mediator, 2017

Languages: English and French

SERENAT BAYTAN 

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

LLB, Marmara University, 2002

LLM, Yeditepe University, 2009

Phd, Yeditepe University, Private Law, ongoing 


CREDENTIALS

Bar Number: 29664

Languages: English

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NAZLI DURMAYAZ
ATTORNEY AT LAW

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

LLB, Istanbul Yeditepe University, 2020

University of Ljubljana, Erasmus Exchange Programme


CREDENTIALS

Bar Number: 76908

Languages: English

NiSA ÇEViK
ATTORNEY AT LAW

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

LLB, Istanbul Yeditepe University, 2020


CREDENTIALS

Bar Number: 76237

Languages: English

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ELiF SENA BİRİNCİ
ATTORNEY AT LAW

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

LLB, Marmara University, 2021


CREDENTIALS

Languages: English

Dr. GİZEM ALPER

OF COUNSEL

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

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”)


CREDENTIALS

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

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OZAN MENFAATLİ

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

İstanbul University, Postgraduate (accounting and auditing)

İstanbul University, Department of Accounting and Taxation


CREDENTIALS

Languages: English

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