Team
MUHIP SEYDA ISIKTAC
MANAGING PARTNER
Muhip Seyda Isiktac is experienced in banking, finance law and M&As.
He worked for nine years as the legal director of Interbank where he was leading the legal team. As the legal counsel of Denizbank he was part of the team who incorporated the bank. Following his position as the executive vice president at Fortis Bank he established Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm.
His extensive experience in banking, finance and corporate law includes advising on the incorporation and acquisition of renowned banks, restructuring, spin-offs and business transfers. He currently advises international banks based in Turkey daily on various matters including but not limited to loan agreements, letter of guarantees, assignment of receivables. He was also involved in significant litigation cases related to banks, financial and governmental institutions.
Languages
Turkish, English
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
M.B.A., Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
LL.B., Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
HASAN ADIL ATABAY
PARTNER
As a former public prosecutor, Hasan Adil Atabay is an experienced criminal law practitioner. He is also experienced in administrative law, associations law and inheritance law related matters.
He worked for ten years as a public prosecutor. After working for five years at Akademi Law Firm he joined Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm as a partner. Since then he has been involved in significant criminal cases and litigation.
Languages
Turkish
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
LL.B., Istanbul University
NAZIM CAN ISIKTAC
SENIOR LAWYER
Nazim Can Isiktac is in the process of completing his PHD degree at Istanbul University in private international law. His thesis subject is related to arbitration. He is also the co-chair of Young ISTAC’s International Relations Commissions.
Throughout his career he has been involved in multinational investment and construction projects, prepared and negotiated agreements, represented banks and companies on every level, gave opinions on bank letter of credits, negotiated, mediated, settled and litigated transnational cases, insurance claims, shareholder conflicts as well as commercial, bankruptcy, enforcement and employment law cases.
He is taking an active role in expanding the usage of alternative dispute resolution methods in Turkey. For this he has been publishing articles, lecturing future mediators and taking an active role under Young ISIKTAC.
Languages
Turkish, English
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
PH.D., Istanbul University, Private International Law (expected 2018)
LL.M., UC Davis
LL.M., Galatasaray University (on thesis stage)
LL.B., Istanbul Bilgi University
ORKUN ATABAY
SENIOR LAWYER
Orkun Atabay has been involved in many criminal cases throughout his career. He is also experienced in sports law, administrative law and inheritance law related matters.
Since graduating from his master’s degree he has been working at Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm. Besides criminal law he is interested in sports law as he both attended certificate programs and has academic papers published on the subject.
Languages
Turkish, English
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
LL.M., Istanbul University
LL.B., Istanbul Ticaret University
ELA CENUDIOGLU
SENIOR LAWYER, MEDIATOR
Ela Cenudioglu is experienced in banking and finance law, especially investment funds law. Her Luxembourg experience (Luxembourg Bankers’ Association) gave her the opportunity to get into more depth in investments climate around the world as well as meet expectations of diversified clients. She is also interested in the legal framework of crowd funding and peer to peer lending in Turkey as she is one of the founders of Crowdfunding Association in Turkey.
She has worked in international law firms for nearly a decade and was involved in a number of highly sophisticated cross-border transactions. During her career, she advised various multi-national companies with respect to their transactions, disputes and investments in Turkey and abroad, particularly in Luxembourg as she both studied and worked there.
Languages
Turkish, English, French
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
LL.M., University of Luxembourg
LL.M., Galatasaray University
LL.B., Istanbul University
Robert College
OZGE GOKHAN
LAWYER
Ozge Gokhan, starting from her internship at Işıktaç & Atabay Law Firm, was involved in various litigation cases. She represented one of the biggest globally fleet management companies especially in cases related to insurance, tort and damage claims. Her experience includes significant number of insurance arbitration applications. She also handled daily legal queries and review of contracts of various clients.
She has a special interest in employment law related matters. She has experience in drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, resolving employment law related disputes and representing both sides at employment law cases.
Languages
Turkish, English
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
LL.M., Galatasaray University
LL.B., Istanbul University
UMIT YASIN KISA
LAWYER
Umit Yasin Kisa is experienced in collection, bankruptcy and dispute resolution & litigation.
He has five years of experience in various law firms. He is currently working at litigation and collection department at Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm.
Languages
Turkish
Admitted to
Istanbul Bar Association
Education
LL.B., Selcuk University
IZEL ATICI
INTERN
Izel Atici just joined our law firm after having graduated from law school with one of the highest degrees. She will be qualified by 2018. As she is the only intern, she has the opportunity to learn, grow and work with a hands-on approach with the mentorship of senior lawyers. She is particularly interested in litigation and corporate law related matters.
Languages
Turkish, English
Education
LL.B., Istanbul University
OZLEM ERCAN
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Ozlem Ercan is responsible for accounting and managing the administrative staff.
Education
Anadolu University
SEMRA ZONP
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Semra Zonp has been working at Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm as an executive assistant. She both handles reporting, accounting and administrative matters.
Education
Anadolu University
Marmara University