The Bilgi Law Firm has opened for business in Istanbul.
The Bilgi Law Firm is led by former CMS Counsel Levent Bilgi and Ozlem Sonmez Bilgi. According to the firm's website, the firm's area of expertise include “services regarding the commercial activities and investments of multi-national foreign companies and investors in Turkey,” and it offers services on both Turkish law and German law matters.
Levent Bilgi is admitted to practice in both Turkey and Germany. According to the Bilgi Law Firm, “he advises a broad range of domestic and multinational clients on international commercial law, trade and corporate law, and public economic law." According to the firm, "he specializes in the energy sector and infrastructure projects and is especially active in renewable energy, privatizations, private finance initiatives, public-private partnerships, and private finance.”
Bilgi has a J.D. from Ruhr University Bochum and a graduate diploma in law from the Dokuz Eylul University. Before founding the Bilgi Law Firm, he spent over ten years with Baker McKenzie and almost three years with CMS.
According to the Bilgli Law Firm, Ozlem Sonmez Bilgi has “provided litigation services regarding the lawsuit files of the disputes arising from corporate law, law of obligations, all types of contracts, real estate law, employment law, administrative law, law of enforcement, intellectual property law, e-commerce, and consumer law matters.” According to the firm, she also provides “consultancy services to multinational and local clients on their day to day business, mainly by preparing, revising, and negotiation of all kinds of agreements; providing consultancy on corporate law, employment law, e-commerce, and consumer law matters; preparing the board of directors and general assembly meetings of the clients and representation of the clients in the said meetings, and preparing due diligence reports with regard to mergers and acquisitions of the companies.”
Bilgi has an LL.B. from Dokuz Eylul University.