Senior Associate



Leyla is specialized in corporate and commercial law and has in depth experience in the areas of M&As, private equity, employment, insurance, energy, competition and regulatory compliance, bankruptcy and litigation. She assists a great variety of companies from different sectors in their ongoing corporate operations in Turkey and advises clients in corporate governance. Leyla is also a keen litigator and represents domestic and global companies before Turkish Courts with regard to their disputes of different nature.


LL.M., Queen Mary University of London, 2010
LL.B., Marmara University, 2007
Gardner Edgerton High School, 2003
Bilfen College, 2002




Admitted to Istanbul Bar

Turkish Maritime Law Association

Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Execution, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
  • General Contract Law
  • Hotel & Leisure
  • Information Technologies and Data Protection
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance & Re-insurance
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Construction

Experience Highlights

Acted for Ergo Grubu Holding A.S. in connection with the acquisition of 100% of its shares in Ergo Portfolio Management A.S. by Quatar Investment Bank Group.

Assisted Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores in restructuring of its Turkish subsidiary as a part of the merger of CSAV’s container shipping business into Hapag Lloyd.

Advises group company of eBay, Gitti Gidiyor, in all aspects of Labour Law and represents the firm in employment and competition law disputes.

Represented Kodak Near East Inc. before Turkish Competition Authority in an investigation launched for abuse of dominant position and pricing strategies of the firm.


LL.M. Thesis on International Multimodal Transport “A legal approach to Door to Door Operations”-awarded with distinction.