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Hazal assists foreign and domestic companies with a full spectrum of corporate and commercial issues, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, as well as banking and finance issues. She supports foreign and domestic companies through all stages of these corporate transactions, from project planning and due diligence, through to negotiation and closing phases. Hazal also has significant experience assisting clients to understand and navigate day-to-day corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues in Turkey. She has a strong track record supporting during commercial finance projects and loan facilities.

Hazal focuses on corporate and commercial law, assisting high-profile clients in negotiating and restructuring various contracts, ensuring their Turkish operations run smoothly. She helps with a full range of day-to-day issues and questions related to corporate and commercial law, including employment, corporate governance, capital markets and IT matters.

She has notable experience supporting clients during mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, helping ensure these corporate transactions run and close smoothly. She plays a key role in due-diligence activities, as well as preparing and negotiating transaction documents such as share purchase, share subscription, and shareholders’ contracts. Her close involvement during due diligence stages often enables Hazal to identify potential legal risks and red-flags for clients during later stages, as well as suggest methods to address these.

In the project finance context, Hazal assists multi-national borrowers and financial institutions, export credit agencies, foreign commercial banks and corporate borrowers regarding a full spectrum of financing transactions or loan facilities. She has particular experience drafting security contracts for these transactions, along with supporting on acquisition refinancing, trade finance refinancing arrangements, as well as portfolio risk management.

Hazal supports a broad range of domestic and international companies, most notably in the energy, financial services, manufacturing, technology, entrepreneurship and start-up sectors.

REGISTRATIONS

  • Istanbul Bar Association (2012)

EDUCATION

  • Istanbul Bilgi University, LL.M. in Business Law (2017)
  • Bahçeşehir University, School of Law (2011)

LANGUAGES

  • English

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)