PEOPLE

Dr. Çağdaş Evrim Ergün

Partner, Ankara  

Dr. Ergün is a legal specialist in PPP, energy, infrastructure, project finance, privatization and international arbitration matters. He has represented sponsors and lenders in the development and financing of several major projects in the energy, transportation and health sectors.

He is a recommended lawyer by the current edition of European Legal 500 in Project Finance/Projects and Dispute Resolution and by the current edition of Chambers and Partners in Projects & Energy and as an Expert in the field of Energy in Euromoney's Expert Guide 2016.  He holds a Ph.D in administrative law and lectured on energy law, project finance and international arbitration at various universities and other institutions.

Education Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ph.D, 2010 University of Exeter, School of Law, LL.M, 2002 Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2001

Languages Turkish English French T   +90 (312) 220 30 60   E   c.ergun@cergun.av.tr

Burcu Eren

Partner, Istanbul  

Burcu Eren is a legal specialist in banking & finance, project finance, banking law, corporate law, capital markets and contract law. She has represented lenders and sponsors in the development and financing of several major projects in the energy and health sectors.

She holds an LL.M in private law and lectured on private international law at Istanbul Kultur University.

Education Istanbul Kultur University, School of Law, LL.M, 2008 Marmara University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2003

Languages Turkish English T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   b.eren@cergun.av.tr

Sermin Yurdacan Fencimen

Partner, Istanbul  

Sermin Yurdacan Fencimen is experienced in banking & finance, project finance, banking law, foreign trade, corporate law, capital markets and contract law. She has represented local and multinational corporations and financial institutions in the financing of several projects including multi-jurisdictional financing transactions in various sectors, mainly infrastructure, energy and construction.

She also regularly advised major Turkish banks and foreign banks on various legal aspects of their local and foreign banking transactions.

Education Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, LL.M in Business Law, 2009 Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2004

Languages Turkish English French T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   s.fencimen@cergun.av.tr

Lara Sezerler

Senior Associate, Istanbul  

Lara Sezerler is experienced in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. She has extensive experience in capital markets, especially in 144A / Regulation S equity and debt offerings, as well as the mergers & acquisitions of listed companies. She also has experience in significant domestic and cross-border/local merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments on a wide range of sectors, where she concentrates on general corporate, real estate, financing as well as other commercial law related matters. She has represented issuers, underwriters and arrangers in public offerings and benchmark bond projects, as well as purchasers and sellers in the acquisition/sale of various public and non-public companies by strategic, financial and private equity investors.

Together with her corporate and capital markets law experience, she has experience in regulatory and compliance related matters, being involved in compliance reviews in significant projects, providing legal advisory on corporate governance, regulatory compliance across their businesses and helping clients develop compliance policies and legal guidelines.

Education University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law, LL.M., 2013The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business and Law Program, 2013 Koç University, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 2009

Languages Turkish English T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   l.sezerler@cergun.av.tr

Handan Tuna

Associate, Istanbul  

Handan Tuna specializes in banking & finance, project finance and banking law. She has represented various local and international sponsors and lenders in the financing of several projects in various infrastructure sectors.

She also regularly advised major Turkish banks on various legal aspects of their local banking transactions.

Education Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2013 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, European Union Law Program, 2012

Languages Turkish English T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   h.tuna@cergun.av.tr

Gökseli Cengiz

Associate, Istanbul  

Gökseli Cengiz specializes in banking & finance, project finance, banking law, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and contract law. She has represented various local and international lenders in the financing of several projects in various infrastructure and construction sectors.

She also regularly advised major Turkish banks on various legal aspects of their local and daily banking transactions. She also advised on major Turkish banks for their derivative product agreements and transaction agreements.

Education VKV Koç University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2012Cornell University (with the partnership of Sorbonne University), Law Program, 2010Notre Dame de Sion French High School, 2007

Languages Turkish EnglishFrench T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   g.cengiz@cergun.av.tr

Ayça Özbek

Associate, Ankara  

Ayça Özbek focuses on PPP projects and project finance. She also specializes on corporate transactions including local and overseas company formations, joint venture formations as well as mergers & acquisition.

She has also been involved in various big ticket projects regarding defense industry, media and entertainment and renewable energy resources.

Education TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2015 TED Ankara College, High School, 2007-2011 TED Ankara College, Elementary School, 1999-2007

Languages Turkish English French T   +90 (312) 220 30 60   E   a.ozbek@cergun.av.tr

Aslı İbiş

Legal Intern, Ankara   Education Ankara University, Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, LLM, PendingBilkent University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2013-2017Ankara University Development Foundation Private High School, 2009-2013

Languages Turkish English T   +90 (312) 220 30 60   E   a.ibis@cergun.av.tr

İrem Çavuşoğlu

Legal Intern, Ankara   Education Bilkent University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2013-2017TED Ankara College High School, 2009-2013

Languages Turkish EnglishFrench T   +90 (312) 220 30 60   E   i.cavusoglu@cergun.av.tr

Seray Karaalp

Legal Intern, Istanbul   Education Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, LL.M, 2017Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2016Istanbul Saint Joseph French High School, 2012

Languages Turkish EnglishFrench T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   s.karaalp@cergun.av.tr

Ömer Erkut Bulut

Legal Intern, Istanbul   Education Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, LL.M, 2017Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2015Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Erasmus Programme, September 2014 - January 2015Galatasaray High School, 2006-2011

Languages Turkish EnglishFrench T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   o.bulut@cergun.av.tr

Beliz Zorlu

Legal Intern, Istanbul   Education Bahcesehir University, Master of Laws in Private Law, LLM, PendingBahcesehir University, Faculty of Law, LL.B, 2017I.D.F. Bilkent Private High School, International Baccalaureate, 2013

Languages Turkish English T   +90 (212) 280 90 91   E   b.zorlu@cergun.av.tr