Cakmak has appointed Senior Counsel Elif Demiroz and Counsel Gulsen Engin as Partners.
Demiroz joined the firm in 2012 as an Attorney-at-Law. She was promoted to Litigation Counsel in 2019 and Senior Litigation Counsel in 2020. Before joining Cakmak, Demiroz was an Attorney-at-Law with the Kuseyri Law Office, between 2011 and 2012, a Senior Lawyer with Oz-El Law Office, between 2010 and 2011, and an Attorney-at-Law with Akkurt Law Office, between 2007 and 2009. Demiroz "particularly focuses on dispute resolution and she has been representing foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of legal issues, primarily involving commercial and administrative litigation, tax litigation, and labor disputes for more than fifteen years," the firm announced.
Engin has been with Cakmak for over eight years. She held the position of Associate, from 2013 to 2020, and was promoted to Counsel in January 2021. Before that, she spent over two years with Noktacom Medya as an Attorney-at-Law, between 2011 and 2013. According to the firm, Engin "has substantial experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and structured corporate transactions and, for more than eleven years, she has been assisting multinational and Turkish clients in a wide variety of industries. She is also specialized in regulatory, compliance, data privacy, and employment matters."
"I would like to congratulate our new partners Gulsen Engin and Elif Demiroz for their promotion and joining us," Cakmak Partner Kemal Aksel commented. "Promoting new partners signifies our commitment to expand our firm and underlines the quality and depth of our team."