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Bezen & Partners
SULTAN SELIM CAD. LALEGUL SOK.
NEF 09 PLAZA, A BLOK FLOOR:12, 4 LEVENT
34415 ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Founding partner.

Position

Yesim Bezen is a founding partner of Bezen & Partners. She assists international clients in a wide variety of transactions, most notably in banking, finance, asset and project finance transactions.

Career

Yesim Bezen is a qualified solicitor (England & Wales). She has completed her training with and has been employed by a Magic Circle law firm’s London office from 2001 to 2007 where she advised clients (mainly financiers) on banking, structured finance and project finance transactions. She advises domestic and non-domestic clients on cross-border transactions. She is the co-author of several publications on finance, privatisation and energy. A selection of her publications is as follows: (1) “Right Ingredients for Turkish PPPs” Project Finance International, 28 January 2015, pp. 49-52; (2) “Procurement mind-set: A handicap to PPPs in Turkey?”, Euromoney Project Finance Yearbook 2014/2015, Chapter 10, pp. 56-62; (3) “Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets”, Euromoney Books, Investing in Emerging and Frontier Markets, June 2013, pp. 220-227; (4) “Modernisation of the Turkish health infrastructure: What went wrong?”, Euromoney Yearbooks Privatisation & Public Private Partnership Review 2013/2014, pp. 57-61; (5) “Transport infrastructure financing in Turkey: Time to get behind the wheel”, Euromoney Yearbooks Transportation Finance Review 2012/2013. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences. Some notable ones are as follows: (1) “Exportinitiative Erneuerbare Energien” (Export Initiatives for Renewable Energy) organised by the German Ministry for Economics and Energy, October 2014, Berlin, Germany (Attendance as Legal Expert of Energy Law for Turkey); (2) 6th Turkey Energy Congress & Exhibition 2014, 17-18 September 2014, Istanbul; (3) 4th Annual Turkey Energy Forum, 21-23 March 2014, Istanbul; (4) Nuclear Energy Development Summit 2013, 21-22 November 2013, Istanbul; (5) The Euromoney Seminar: 8th Annual Turkey Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum, 16-17 March 2015, Istanbul; (6) Bonds & Loans: Turkey, 2-3 October 2012, Istanbul; (7) Bonds, Loans & Sukuk, 13 November 2013, Istanbul; and (8) Project Bonds for Infrastructure Financing in Turkey – Experience from Canada, 18 March 2013, EBRD Headquarters, London.

Languages

English, French, German (native), Turkish (native).

Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales; Law Society of England & Wales – International Division; International Bar Association; International Chamber of Commerce; British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey; British-Turkish Lawyers Association (BTLA).

Education

Diplom, Politologie, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt (1st honours); Maîtrise, Relations Internationales, Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), Paris (DAAD bursary); Diploma, International Law, London School of Economics, London (Colonia Stiftung bursary); CPE and LPC, College of Law, London.