TEAM MEMBERS
ONUR ALPER

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Founding Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

He 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

BAŞAK BALCI ALPER

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

 

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 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 advises local and international clients including construction companies, enegry companies and technology entities in their specific projects and day-to-day business matters.

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 AVKOVAN

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Partner

PRACTICE AREAS

She 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.

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

BURÇİN AKAY

ATTORNEY AT LAW

PRACTICE AREAS

She focuses on corporate and commercial law, data protection law and litigation processes by representing clients during their day to day business or in specific projects.

She has been involved in drafting and revising contract negotiations related with various sectors and attended data protection projects.

She provides legal services to the reputable companies and holdings in various areas such as media, textile, energy and construction and also she has worked at an international textile company as a secondment lawyer. 

 

She has been highly involved 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, Istanbul Kültür University, 2019

Sociology, Istanbul University, distance education, ongoing 


CREDENTIALS

Bar Number: -

Languages: English

Dr. GİZEM ALPER

OF COUNSEL

PRACTICE AREAS

Dr. Alper 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 proceses.

 

Dr. Alper has conducted law cases on international commercial arbitration and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Dr. Alper provided legal support on transactions related to cross-border investment and provided legal memoranda as a certified legal expert for Istanbul Courts on various aspects of commercial law matters. She has drafted international grant proposals for tech startup projects and assisted 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

Dr. TUĞÇE TUZCUOĞLU

OF COUNSEL

PRACTICE AREAS

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.

EDUCATION

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”)


CREDENTIALS

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

Languages: English

MURAT AŞKIN

IT Consultant and Data Protection Officer

OZAN MENFAATLİ

Accounting

SELÇUK EROL

Accounting

PRACTICE AREAS
IT, Data Protection, Digital Business Development

EDUCATION

Royal Holloway, University of London - Information Security

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University - Information Systems and Technologies

Columbia University in the City of New York - Knowledge Management

 

PRACTICE AREAS

He provides 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

Marmara University, 2006

PRACTICE AREAS
He provides tax advisory and management services in Turkey according to the clients' tax obligation.

 

He provides a full range of accounting services.

 

He provides labor and social security consultancy, obtainment of residence and work permits and application to incentives.

EDUCATION

Marmara University, 2009

 

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