Ms Selin Bayar > Pekin Bayar Mizrahi > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Pekin Bayar Mizrahi

Work Department

Total law firm


Managing Partner

Selin Bayar is one of the senior partners and has extensive experience in a range of banking and finance, corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, privatizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and IPO transactions. Ms. Bayar 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 project finance, capital markets and public offerings. Her industry expertise includes energy, banking and insurance, healthcare, telecommunications and media.

Advised numerous clients in M&A transactions including merger of Aviva Insurance with Aksigorta, BC Partners in its acquisition and merger of Migros shares, NBG in its acquisition of Finansbank shares, Alghanim and Saint Gobain in their acquisition of Izocam shares, St Martins in its acquisition of Cevahir Saglık Shopping Mall.

Advised many multinational clients in all corporate and commercial matters including GE, Michelin and Chevron.

Expert in privatization transactions, advised foreign and local clients in the privatizations of Turk Telekom, Telsim, Erdemir, TEKEL and Petkim and several other transactions.

Involved in many project finance, structured financed and securitization transactions and represented lenders including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ABN Amro, WestLB, Rabobank and a number of borrowers.


1993 – Present

Managing Partner, Pekin Bayar Mizrahi

1996 – 1997

McDermott, Will & Emery Law Firm, Chicago, USA, guest lawyer

1995 – 1996

Part-time in-house counsel for Finansbank A.Ş:

1990 – 1993

Summer intern in Turk Merchant Bank, Treasury, corporate finance and investment management divisions.





Native Language




Istanbul Bar Association
Founding Member, Endeavour Association


Marmara University, School of Law; LL.B. Istanbul – Turkey 1994 – 1995

Universite de Geneve, Switzerland, School of Law; LL.B. 1990 – 1993

Babson College, Massachusetts, USA; B.S. in Finance and Investment 1987 – 1990

Sorbonne University, Paris France; semester abroad program

Robert College, Istanbul – Turkey 1979 – 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

As of September 2021, Pekin Bayar Mizrahi entered into an alliance agreement with Norton Rose Fulbright. The team represents banks, financial institutions, fintech and other equity companies in a range of banking, finance and capital markets transactions, including acquisition and project financings, establishment of electronic payment systems, securitisations, sukuk issuances and derivative transactions. Selin Bayar and Fatoş Otcuoğlu, who is particularly skilled in cross-border capital markets transactions, co-head the department.