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Başak assists foreign and domestic companies with a full spectrum of corporate and commercial issues, as well as assists them to deal with day-to-day business obligations in Turkey. Her focus includes corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance, and business establishments. Başak also has significant experience helping clients to deal with Turkish regulatory compliance issues, including corporate governance, anti-corruption, and data protection.

Başak supports with a full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, helping clients to negotiate and restructure commercial contracts to ensure their Turkish operations run smoothly, as well as enable clients to understand and address regulatory risk exposures.

She has a strong track record supporting with corporate governance issues, including operational tasks such as arranging new signatories, running general assembly meetings, drafting board resolutions, or changing the board of directors’ structure and signing authorities.

Başak assists clients to deal with complicated regulatory compliance issues in Turkey. For instance, helping clients to understand and navigate a range of data protection or privacy compliance matters. These include questions about monitoring employees and making international data transfers, along with compiling data inventories and developing data security or audit mechanisms. She also supports clients to plan and execute internal investigations, often helping with sensitive compliance issues related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, employee misconduct, as well as criminal law.  

Başak has assisted a number of clients during mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, helping ensure these commercial transactions run and close smoothly.

She plays a key role in due-diligence activities, as well as supports to prepare and negotiate transaction documents. Başak has particular experience helping to guide foreign clients regarding asset or business unit transfers within these transactions, including rearrangements of distributorship channels, or consequential human resources issues.

Başak supports a broad range of domestic and international companies, most notably in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, life sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, retail as well as consumer products and information technology sectors.

REGISTRATIONS

  • Istanbul Bar Association (2012)

EDUCATION

  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. (2016)
  • Istanbul University, School of Law (2011)
  • University of Vienna, Erasmus Student Exchange Program (2008)

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • German

MEMBERSHIPS

  • St. Georgs Alumni Association