Energy Law / Corporate & Commercial Law / Personal Data Protection Law / Labour Law / Mediation
Accomplished and analytical legal professional with progressive experience providing legal expertise towards complex contract drafting and negotiations, regulatory affairs, and excellent client service.

Experience

  • Of Counsel

    at Mirze Rencber

    April 2018 - at Present

    İstanbul

    Deliver exceptional legal support and consultancy services regarding different areas of laws to the selected network of clients active in various sectors. Provide legal consultancy to international clients of the law firm. - Addressed queries related to Turkish energy market legal framework within the market. Advised on Turkish energy system and legal market practice. - Provided expert opinion and advisory support on Turkish energy legislation to facilitate clients’ in taking critical investment decisions. - Drafted energy trade agreements in line with EFET standards and Turkish energy market practice. - Offered appropriate recommendations on the legal framework of Turkish energy market. - Provided expert opinion and advisory support on Turkish data privacy law, prepared necessary documentation for clients' compliance with the law.

  • Legal Manager

    at Japan Tobacco International

    November 2017 - April 2018

    İzmir

    Rendered excellent legal assistance related to marketing, business development strategy, HR, manufacturing services, finance departments for particularly labour law, administrative law, corporate law, and contracts law. - Ensured compliance with internal reporting obligations and strengthened communication base with head office located in Switzerland to ensure smooth running of organisational functions. - Implemented data privacy legislation to company's system to prohibit misuse of personal data. - Generated comprehensive reports for senior legal manager to facilitate in decision making processes. - Arranged annual general assembly meetings, collaborated with external counsels for follow-up of litigation processes, and led mediation proceedings of the company for labour law disputes.

  • Founding Partner

    at Kececiler&Partners Law Firm

    August 2016 - November 2017

    İstanbul

    Initiated and led all aspects of activities related to business start-up. Formulated and implemented law firm organisational strategies by contributing opinions and substantiation to the firm's strategic direction. - Developed and maintained strategic alliances with key partners by using effective communication skills. - Attended courts proceedings in different cases on behalf of the major clients’. - Established a liaison office for a foreign client active in IT sector, provided legal consultancy for this client for its day to day business affairs. - Provided legal opinion for a private hospital located in Istanbul on their day to day business affairs especially on labour law, real estate law. - Delivered exceptional legal support and consultancy services for Turkish client active in IT sector. Led and followed up their strategic labour law related cases.

  • Legal Manager

    at Zorlu Energy Group

    November 2012 - August 2016

    İstanbul

    Formulated effective strategies and planned large-scale budget for legal department. Closed project finance deals such as corporate bond issues, financing of a geothermal project, and refinancing of existing loan agreements. Held annual Electronic General Assembly (e-Genel Kurul) of an open joint stock company listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST-ZOREN). - Built and mentored legal team of 12 lawyers and paralegals to complete assigned tasks within specific time frames. - Resolved an arbitration dispute before Geneva Chamber of Commerce and led due diligences of many other potential business partnerships. - Secured multiple partnership agreement by using effective communication and hard-hitting negotiations. - Fostered and strengthened new partnership with Icelandic partners for geothermal investments.

  • In-house Counsel

    at Zorlu Energy Group

    February 2009 - July 2012

    İstanbul

    Prepared detailed reports and presented to the legal manager and chief legal officer. Exhibited active participation in litigation proceedings of civil and administrative courts in accordance with energy investments. Contributed in arbitration proceeding before Geneva Chamber of Commerce of an international energy project. Streamlined communication processes with external counsels to discuss the highlighted issues. Led diverse range of functions of two projects (Rotor Wind Farm Project and ADÜAŞ) from inception to completion within agreed timelines. - Drafted standard contracts while negotiating terms and conditions as well as determining consideration of contract. - Followed up proceedings before Energy Market Regulatory Authority to present evidence in support of claims. - Produced and negotiated electricity trading, EFET, natural gas trading, EPC, loan, procurement, service, purchase agreements, and management agreements while using robust industry knowledge.

  • Junior Associate

    at Eryurekli Fidan Law Firm

    January 2008 - December 2008

    İstanbul

    Worked as an associate practicing in the areas of project finance, corporate law, foreign investments, energy law, privatization and real estate law. - Provided legal consultancy to foreign investors and financial institutions in relation to major projects in Turkey such as the construction of an international airport, refinancing of an international airport, establishment of a trigeneration plant within the boundaries of an international airport, utilization of renewable energy resources (i.e. wind power) and privatization of a natural gas distribution company owned by a metropolitan municipality, privatization of games of chance owned by a public authority, privatization of a port, -Prepared legal notes and memorandums on energy law, labour law, administrative law, commercial law, law of obligations and real estate law, - Prepared commercial and labour law agreements both in English and Turkish languages,

  • Junior Lawyer

    at Bayten Law Office

    November 2006 - January 2008

    İstanbul

    Worked as an attorney practicing in the areas of civil and public law such as law of obligations, real property law, execution and bankruptcy law and labour law, penal law. - Prepared pleadings both in the stage of first instance and in the stage of appeal, - Represented the clients during enforcement procedures including attachment process, and - Represented clients in lawsuits filed before numerous commercial, civil, labour, family and penal courts in İstanbul.

Education

  • LLM with thesis on Human Rights Law

    at Bilgi University

    2014 - at Present (6 years)

  • Finance for Non Finance

    at JTI

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) İstanbul

  • Coaching and Mentoring

    at The Performance Coach

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) İstanbul

  • Mediation

    at Bilgi University

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) İstanbul

  • BS, Faculty of Law

    at Galatasaray University

    1999 - 2005 (6 years) İstanbul

Services offered

  • Legal Counseling, Legal Advisory, Mediation

    - Energy Law
    - Data Privacy Law
    - Labour Law
    - Corporate and Commercial Law
    - Contracts Administration/Management
    - Project Finance Deals
    - Mergers & Acquisitions Process
    - Renewable Energy Support Mechanism
    - Hard-hitting Negotiations
    - Legal Due Diligence/Regulatory Compliance
    - Legal Research & Documentation
    - Litigation Strategy & Management
    - Client Relationship & Advocacy
    - Team Building & Leadership

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Turkish Native

  • French Conversation

Hives