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Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

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Corporate and M&A; Banking and Finance; Energy; IT and Telecoms


Partner. Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Insurance, Energy and IT Law


Worked at Dentons’ Istanbul office between 2004 and 2011. Joined the firm in 2011 as a partner. Seconded to Shell in 2007 and to Cigna Insurance in 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.




Istanbul Bar Association, Alumni Schools Committee of the University of Chicago, International Bar Association (IBA), Moda Yacht Club, International Law Students Association (ILSA), Uskudar American Academy Alumni Association.


The University of Chicago Law School (Master of Laws, 2009); Istanbul University Law School (Turkish Law Degree, 2005); Uskudar American Academy (Board School, 2000).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office advises on contentious and non-contentious banking and finance matters. The team is headed by Kerim Pelister and Emre Keki, who focuses on project finance, energy finance and structured loan transactions. Gökhan Enkür is also recommended. Clients include QNB Finansbank, Şekerbank, Ulusal Faktoring, Merkez Faktoring and RCT Asset Management Company.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office's 'very experienced, hardworking and focused' team advises clients on M&A, private equity, joint ventures, insurance, privatisations, corporate restructuring, and banking, finance and energy transactions, with particular experience in regulated industries. It advised Cigna Corporation and Cigna Finans on its $67bn acquisition of Express Scripts. Other clients include Shell, Vera Capital and Zurich Insurance. The 'hands-on and responsiveGökhan Enkür, Emre Atayilmaz, Emre Keki and Kerim Pelister head the team, which has been bolstered by the arrival of Zeynep Şener from DLA Piper Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi.

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Within: Energy

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office's ‘flexible and personal’ team advises on regulatory requirements, project finance, cross-border transactions and M&A, drafting and negotiation of contracts and joint ventures. Gökhan Enkür led advice to Alpiq InTec on a €723m cross-border takeover transaction. Other clients include Shell and Kummler+Matter. Emre Keki, who gives ‘valuable feedback on a variety of renewable energy projects’, and Kerim Pelister are also notable practitioners.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office adeptly handles a range of IT and telecoms-related matters including data privacy, data protection, due diligence, compliance, e-commerce, consumer law and internet advertising. Clients include Airbnb, Natixis and Shell. Gökhan Enkür and Vehbi Bilimer are notable practitioners.

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Within: Insurance

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office’s ‘qualified and talented’ team advises clients on insurance-related M&A transactions, restructuring, regulatory matters and litigation. Practice head Gökhan Enkür displays ‘high professional and personal integrity and seasoned judgement’. Cigna Corporation, Zurich Insurance, Airbnb and Lux Actuaries all instruct the team.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office handles matters involving distressed debt, special situations, non-performing loans, insolvency and restructurings. It advised Mobiljet on debt refinancing matters including a debt-to-equity leveraged transaction with a distressed debt investor. Other clients include QNB Finansbank, Sekerbank, Merkez Factoring and Cigna Corporation. Kerim Pelister heads the ‘very experienced, always reachable, fast and proactive’ team. Gökhan Enkür specialises in cross-border restructuring projects.

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