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Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

Sefika Pekin

Sefika Pekin

Senior Partner


  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Civil Aviation Law
  • Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Business Law
  • Foreign Investment Law, International Trade

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Şefika Pekin is one of the senior partners and has extensive experience in a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, privatizations, joint ventures, banking and finance, capital markets, IPO. Ms. Pekin regularly represents foreign companies and banks, private equity funds, and other investment funds and financial institutions in cross-border transactions, specifically in Turkey. She also has significant experience in dispute resolutions, corporate law, project finance, capital markets and public offerings. Her industry expertise includes dispute resolutions, energy, banking and finance, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications and media.
Specialized in mergers and acquisitions; privatization; commercial and corporate matters; foreign investment; agency, distributor, licensing and all other contracts; banking; capital markets; insurance and funds; employment and labor law; trade practices and contracts; real estate, energy, health and pharmaceutical, telecom and other projects; dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration;
Team leader in major merger & acquisition deals and due diligence projects, IPO projects;
Currently providing on-going legal consultancy services to various reputable international clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, competition, real estate, insurance and funds, mining and corporate issues, including The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (former ABN Amro Bank N.V.), Rabobank Nederland, ING Bank N.V., WestLB AG, Credit Suisse First Boston, Standard Bank London Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, HSBC Republic Bank (Suisse) S.A., BNP Paribas, Finansbank A.S., Finans Leasing and Finans Securities, BNP Paribas;
Has extensive practice in the areas of bank lending and financing, including syndicated loan facilities, public lending, ECA-backed loan facilities, acquisition finance, securitization, project finance, murabaha transactions and transactions under ISDA documentation;
Advised and involved in many project finance, structured financed and securitization transactions and represented various reputable clients including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Portigon AG (formerly known as

Bar Admissions

Istanbul Bar Association admitted 1982


Istanbul University, School of Law; (LL.B.)
Sorbonne University, Paris
American College for Girls, Izmir.
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance Law | Civil Aviation Law | Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Business Law | Foreign Investment Law, International Trade | Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed as the Leading Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by IFLR 1000

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

European Council of Lawyers
Suisse Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
Robert College Board of Trustees
Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD)

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