Ms Elvan Aziz > Paksoy > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Private Equity, Labour and Employment, Real Estate


Elvan Aziz is the partner heading the corporate practice of the firm, specialising in corporate and company law, employment and real estate matters. She has also been extensively advising sellers, strategic buyers and PE clients in M&A projects. Elvan regularly advises clients on corporate and commercial issues, including establishment of Turkish subsidiaries, corporate restructuring and restructuring of business, legal mergers and spin-offs and corporate governance. She also advises clients on individual and collective employment law matters, including implementation of management incentive schemes, strategy building on HR aspects of restructuring or closure of business, preparation and negotiation of individual and collective employment agreements and internal bylaws, dealings with the trade union as well as collective and individual termination of employees, including top management. Elvan has significant real estate practice expertise covering structuring of real estate development, including residential, commercial property and hotel development, drafting and negotiating relevant project agreements for developers and investors, as well carrying out legal land due diligence to determine whether the property is fit for its purpose. On the M&A side, Elvan has been actively advising clients in various industries for high profile and strategic transactions which includes cross border acquisitions and international joint ventures. She has been acting for foreign and Turkish private equity funds, pension plans, venture capitals and angel investors as well as strategic investors in their investments and acquisitions in Turkey, as well as advising Turkish selling shareholders and families in their transactions of different sizes and sectors.


English, Turkish


Istanbul Bar Association, International Bar Association


Maltepe University, School of Law
University of Sheffield, School of Law, LL.B.
Middle East Technical University, Sociology, LL.B.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Elvan AzizPaksoy

Turkey > Real estate and construction

The ‘friendly, competent and creative’ practice at Paksoy is best known for its expertise in large-scale real estate developments, advising on the structuring of deals and projects involving residential, industrial, commercial infrastructure and hospitality properties. Corporate and real estate expert Elvan Aziz heads the department; she has a focus on development work, including residential, commercial property and hotel projects, and on drafting and negotiating project agreements for developers and investors.

Turkey > Employment

Elvan Aziz heads the ‘knowledgeable, dedicated, resourceful and committed’ practice at Paksoy. The team regularly advices multinational and local companies on option/ incentive schemes and general strategy building HR issues, both hiring and terminations. The department is also particularly experienced in strategising and implementing the transfer of employees and has recently increased its activity handling union-related matters.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

Paksoy‘s broad offering in the telecoms and IT fields covers compliance and regulatory advice, assistance with data protection and emerging technology issues, and more general transactional and corporate support for clients operating or investing in these industries. Stéphanie Beghe Sönmez, who is experienced in advising on both the IT and IP aspects of transactions, co-leads the practice with fintech expert Sera Somay. Elvan Aziz is another key contact for commercial and labour law matters in these sectors.