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Istanbul-based corporate law firm founded by Haluk Bilgiç

20 plus years of experience advising private equity funds, foreign banks, financial instiutions and multinationals on investments and financings in Turkey


Founding Partner

Haluk’s practice spans over 20 years and is a blend of corporate and finance work, with a focus on project and corporate financings, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and regulatory matters. Throughout his career, he has advised top-tiered domestic and international clients, including private equity funds, foreign and domestic banks, financial institutions, and multinationals on numerous cross border transactions -both inbound and outbound.

Haluk’s expertise has been recognized by various international research organizations including Chambers (Banking and Finance) and IFLR 1000 (Energy and Infrastructure, Capital Markets, M&A and Project Finance).

Prior to starting his private practice with BilgiçLegal, Haluk was the name partner of Bilgiç Attorney Partnership (affiliated to Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and before that, Chadbourne & Park LLP), and a name partner at Özdirekcan Bilgiç Dündar, the Turkish correspondent firm of Gide, where he headed their banking and finance practice. Before his time at Gide’s Turkish affiliate, Haluk worked at Birsel Law Offices.

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Finance, Project Finance, Capital Markets, Privatization



Financial Services, Energy, Renewable Energy, Transportation



Istanbul University Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1994)
Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul University (LL.M., 2002)


Bar Admission

Istanbul (1996)



Turkish, English, French (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)




Of Counsel

Fulya is an international corporate lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial transactions. Her practice has focused on commercial and corporate law, cross border mergers and acquisitions, project and corporate finance, privatizations, public procurement, power/infrastructure, technology, internet, e-commerce, privacy and data security. With over 20 years of experience, she was involved in numerous major M&A, privatizations, project finance and energy deals in Turkey.

She worked at leading international law firms and a legal consultancy in Istanbul and in New York as a counsel to individuals, international companies, financial institutions and banks. She has been recognized/ranked in publications including Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Chambers & Partners as one of the leading M&A and corporate lawyers in Turkey. Listed as an international law firm founder in Legal 500’s 2015 Edition.

Fulya is a member of the New York City Bar Association, formerly the head of international subcommittee of Information Technology Committee of the Association, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, European American Chamber of Commerce, American Turkish Society, The Society of Turkish American Architects Engineers and Scientists, and published articles in the areas of M&A, corporate and energy. Apart from law, she gained experience in finance while working at Prudential Preferred Financial Services, Inc. in Charleston, SC in 1997-98.

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Privacy and Data Security, Finance, Project Finance, Privatization



Energy, Defense, Healthcare, Insurance, Media, Retail



Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1990)
New York University (Diploma, 1994)
Fordham University School of Law (LL.M., 1996)


Bar Admission

New York (2005), Istanbul (1999)



English, Turkish, Basic German




  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and commercial work
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Privatizations
  • Projects


Balmumcu Mahallesi, Bestekar Hacı Faik Sokak No: 6/2 Beşiktaş, İstanbul 34349

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