Ms Lale Defne Mete > CBC Law > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

CBC Law
CEBECI CAD. 24
AKATLAR, BESIKTAS 34335
ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Managing Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Career

Defne specializes in corporate, real estate, litigation, and dispute resolution.

She advises international institutions, national governments, international companies, Turkish corporates, and start-ups for issues relating to corporate governance, compliance, anti-corruption, employment, and regulatory law. She represents both buyers and sellers in connection with the acquisition of a variety of assets and businesses. She also advises clients regarding local and cross-border disputes involving administrative, tax, customs, employment, business crime, and commercial and collection issues.

Before joining CBC Law as a founding partner, Defne worked in private practice as a senior lawyer with another leading Turkish law firm. She was in-house counsel for a Turkish corporate and has represented a non-governmental organization.

Languages

English
Turkish
French

Education

Galatasaray University, School of Law, Istanbul LL.B. 2011

Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. 2015

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Dispute resolution

Regarded by one client as ‘one of Turkey’s real rising stars in the commercial litigation and international arbitration space‘, CBC Law has an international presence in dispute resolution. The firm has strong links with a number of international firms and can provide services in Turkish, English, German, and French. It has offices in both Ankara and Istanbul, facilitating direct access to courts in commercial and administrative matters. Lale Defne Mete, Törehan Büyüksoy and Ural Özbek share leadership duties, while Ekinsu Cebi and Atakan Gungordu are ‘standout associates‘.