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Aylin TARLAN TÜZEMEN, Attorney-at-Law (Istanbul Bar Association)

She studied in France until high school years and graduated from Lycée of Galatasaray when she came back to Turkey. She then received her LL.B. at Galatasaray University Faculty of Law and is still continuing her academic studies in Private Law at the same University. She is fluent in French and English (sworn translator both in English and French). She started her professional career in a well-known law office of Istanbul and then joined the Legal Department of Arthur Andersen, Turkey. During this period, Aylin Tarlan Tüzemen, who has focused on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), took part in person and actively led many large-scale projects including bank mergers as well as other M&A, split-off, re-structuring, bank liquidations, etc. Later on, she was appointed as the Manager of the Legal Department following the merger of Arthur Andersen with Ernst & Young (EY Law) Turkey and managed a team consisting of a considerable number of lawyers. Until establishing Tarlan - Baksı Law Office, she continued her career as Legal Manager in the Law Office separated from Ernst & Young Turkey due to the SEC Regulations in the USA. Aylin Tarlan Tüzemen, trademark attorney as well, has provided legal consultancy services to many local and foreign companies up to date. Furthermore, she has participated to TV programs, has lectured in universities and has issued communications in conferences with regard to the legal areas of her expertise, and thus has obtained the opportunity to enlighten a broad range of people. 

Derya BAKSI, Attorney-at-Law (Istanbul Bar Association)

She received her LL.B. at Ankara University Faculty of Law and then continued her academic studies (LL.M.) in Business Law at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is fluent in French and English (sworn translator).She started her professional career in Arthur Andersen during her LL.B. and continued therein as Attorney at Law after her graduation. She has worked in various branches of law, especially in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Legislation and Foreign Capital Investments during these years where she has provided legal consultancy services to many local and foreign companies. She then was transferred to the legal team of ARIA (current AVEA), the third GSM operator of Turkey, as a Senior Lawyer.She herein mostly dealed with Telecommunications Law, IP Law and Commercial Law issues. Until establishing Tarlan - Baksı Law Office, she worked for Çalık Group and actively took part in many major projects. She worked in Çalık Holding A.Ş. as the Legal Affairs Manager dealing with all the legal issues of all group companies where she, reporting directly to the General Manager, managed a team of legal staff as well as outside legal counsel. During her assignment in Çalık Holding A.Ş., she was intensively involved in the projects having considerable budgets and worked on Public Procurement Law and bidding process, public private partnerships (PPP) and Administrative Law.


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