Firm Profile > Inal Law Office > Istanbul , Turkey

Inal Law Office

Transport Tier 2

Shipping specialist Inal Law Office advises on ship recycling, shipbuilding and yacht construction, cargo claims, transport litigation, arbitration and financing. Clients include P&I clubs, agents, shipowners and cargo owners. ‘First-class shipping finance lawyer’ and practice head Şeyma İnal ‘always makes herself readily available and gives very clear and well-analysed advice’. Counsel Cihan Mısırlı joined from Pekin & Pekin.


The firm

Inal Law Office is led by Ms Seyma Inal, whose reputation rests on more than 30 years of experience in corporate and commercial, banking and finance, joint ventures and M&A, competition, shipping, energy and aviation laws.

Based in Istanbul and with correspondent offices in Ankara, Izmir and Geneva, and a network of partners and experts all over the world, the firm specialises in providing legal assistance to multinational and international companies as well as banks and financial institutions.

Inal Law Office has been carrying out long-term and trustworthy relations with its clients, and is also providing services to its clients while investing out of Turkey with the assistance of its wide international network and its market knowledge.

The firm is known for its fast, friendly service and as a bridge between Turkish and international law, finance and business.

Areas of practice

Corporate, commercial and M&A: includes M&A, joint ventures, corporate governance, share purchase/sale, asset purchase/sale, competition and antitrust, privatisation and incorporation.

Banking and finance: includes project finance, export finance, Islamic finance, syndications, restructuring and capital markets.

Litigation and arbitration: includes commercial litigation, maritime litigation, contractual disputes, enforcement of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards, insurance litigation and commercial arbitration and mediation.

Shipping, ship finance, transportation and aviation: includes shipping finance, shipbuilding contracts, recycling and demolition, defence industry and civil aviation.

Super yachts: includes new building, sale/purchase, yacht finance, repair and refit, leasing and free zone advice, including litigation.

Energy and renewable energy: includes wind turbine supply, installation, maintenance and service contracts and energy finance.

Real estate and construction: includes construction agreements, design and architecture services agreements, public and private tenders, leasing and construction disputes.

Employment and labour: includes employment contracts, employment policies, workplace regulations, collective bargaining and dismissal.


Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Seyma Inal
Corporate and commercial Pinar Kara
Corporate finance Seyma Inal
Corporate finance Memil Sarisözen
M&A and joint ventures Seyma Inal
M&A and joint ventures Zeynep Tuncer
Banking, finance Seyma Inal
Banking, finance Memil Sarisözen
Real estate/construction Seyma Inal
Real estate/construction Ilyas Sahbaz
Foreign investment Seyma Inal
Foreign investment Memil Sarisözen
Project finance Seyma Inal
Project finance Zeynep Tuncer
Competition Pinar Kara
Competition Zeynep Tuncer
Energy Seyma Inal
Energy Berkan Kaplan
Ship finance Seyma Inal
Ship finance Memil Sarisözen
Shipping, aviation and transport Seyma Inal
Shipping, aviation and transport Berkan Kaplan
Yachts/superyachts Seyma Inal
Yachts/superyachts Berkan Kaplan
Dispute resolution, litigation Ilyas Sahbaz
Dispute resolution, litigation Ahmet Bayraktar
Arbitration Seyma Inal
Arbitration Zeynep Tuncer
Insurance/reinsurance Seyma Inal
Insurance/reinsurance Berkan Kaplan
Employment Ilyas Sahbaz
Employment Ahmet Bayraktar
Media and entertainment Berkan Kaplan
Media and entertainment Ahmet Bayraktar
IT and telecoms Berkan Kaplan
IT and telecoms Ahmet Bayraktar
Photo Name Position Profile
 Baran Bas  photo Baran Bas
 Ahmet Bayraktar  photo Ahmet Bayraktar
Ms Seyma Inal photo Ms Seyma Inal
Mr Berkan Kaplan  photo Mr Berkan Kaplan
Ms Pınar Kara  photo Ms Pınar Kara
 Cihan Misirli  photo Cihan Misirli
Ms Özlem Odabas Tavares  photo Ms Özlem Odabas Tavares
Mr Ilyas Sahbaz  photo Mr Ilyas Sahbaz
Mr Memil Sarısözen  photo Mr Memil Sarısözen
Ms Duygu Didem Tarı  photo Ms Duygu Didem Tarı
Ms Zeynep Tuncer  photo Ms Zeynep Tuncer
Number of lawyers : 8
Istanbul Bar Association
London Maritime Arbitrators Association (supporting member)
Turkish Maritime Law Association
Propeller Club – Port of Geneva
Switzerland-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry
British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
International Corporate Governance & Law (ICGL)
Contact : Seyma Inal (principal,
Other offices : Ankara*
Other offices : Izmir*
Other offices : Geneva* (correspondent offices)