Defne is a highly skilled and experienced attorney who excels in corporate, real estate, litigation, and dispute resolution. She has a remarkable ability to provide exceptional legal advice to a diverse range of clients, including international institutions, national governments, Turkish and international companies,  and start-ups.

Defne has an impressive track record of success in her areas of expertise, such as representing both buyers and sellers in connection with the acquisition of various assets and businesses, as well as resolving local and cross-border disputes involving administrative, tax, customs, employment, business crime, and commercial and collection issues.

She is an active member of several professional organizations. What sets Defne apart is her deep understanding of the legal landscape, thanks to her extensive experience as in-house counsel for a Turkish corporation and representing a non-governmental organization. She is known for her strong communication skills, her deep understanding of different cultures and business practices, and her ability to navigate complex legal issues in a practical and effective manner. 

  • Practice Areas
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • M&A
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Governance
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Galatasaray University, Istanbul LL.B. 2011
  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. 2015
  • Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
  • French
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