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Norton Rose Fulbright

Turkey > Foreign firms Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s network of international desks coordinates with its local Turkish subsidiary İnal Kama Attorney Partnership to provide cross-border services in corporate, banking and dispute resolution. Clients include major multinationals as well as leading Turkish companies in a variety of sectors, with energy, infrastructure and chemicals being particular areas of focus. Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud, the firm’s global head of corporate, M&A and securities, is the contact to note in Istanbul, splitting her time between Turkey and the US.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud

Other key lawyers:

Utku Ünver


‘Utku Ünver is an exceptional lawyer. Always reachable and ready to assist. Profound knowledge and experience in project finance in the energy sector.’

‘They are very punctual and meet tight schedules. The firm has experienced teams in a wide range of areas. Their expertise also covers the recent technological trends in the legal market.’

‘You can reach them 24/7. They are all very competent in their areas of expertise.’

Key clients

Bank Audi


İş Bank

International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

I-Pulse Oil & Gas

Turkish Airlines


Cronus Chemicals


DowAksa Ileri Kompozit Malzemeler

TPAY Mobile FZ

InterGlobe Aviation

Koç Holding



Socar Turkey

Work highlights

  • Advising Arçelik on its €78.3m acquisition of Whirlpool Beyaz Eşya, Whirlpool’s wholly owned subsidiary in Turkey.
  • Assisting TPAY Mobile FZ with its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Turkish fintech company Trend Ödeme Kuruluşu.
  • Advising DowAksa İleri Kompozit Malzemeler on a $100m sustainability-linked loan facility and related security agreements executed with Türkiye İş Bankası, Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası and QNB Finansbank.

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in: Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Bujumbura,**  Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Harare,** Hong Kong SAR, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta,* Johannesburg, Kampala,** London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Nairobi,** Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh,* San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw, Washington DC *associate office **alliance

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

Partner-in-Charge, Istanbul Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud
Olgu Kama photoMs Olgu KamaPartner of İnal Kama Attorney Partnership (affiliate firm of Norton Rose Fulbright…
Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud photoMs Ayşe Yüksel MahfoudHead of Cross-Border PracticesPartner-in-Charge, IstanbulPartner, New York
Ekin İnal photoMs Ekin İnalPartner of İnal Kama Attorney Partnership (affiliate firm of Norton Rose Fulbright…