On October 6, 2023, the Bozoglu Izgi Attorney Partnership announced it is joining forces with Dentons Turkish affiliate Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki, with Elvan Sevi Bozoglu and Mehmet Feridun Izgi joining BASEAK as Partners alongside an additional 19 lawyers and two trainees from their team.
According to BASEAK, the Bozoglu Izgi Attorney Partnership was founded by Partners Elvan Sevi Bozoglu and Mehmet Feridun Izgi in 2013. “The two Partners will establish and co-lead a new Life Sciences sector group and will strengthen the existing Energy sector group at BASEAK. The combination will also complement the firm’s offerings in other practices, such as Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar Crime, Employment, and Dispute Resolution.”
According to the firm, Bozoglu has more than 20 years of experience in public law, with a focus on life sciences industry regulations, investigations, and anti-corruption. Before establishing her own firm, she spent 11 years with Gun + Partners, over three and a half of which as a Partner.
Similarly, Izgi has over 20 years of experience in “representing clients from the energy and life sciences sectors in commercial contracts, corporate law, litigation and dispute resolution, and employment law.” Before setting up Bozoglu Izgi in 2013, he practiced most of his career in-house, spending a year and a half as a Senior Legal Consultant with Actecon, almost two and a half years as a Senior Lawyer with Enerjisa, and five years with Hyundai Assan.
Bilge Gucsav – the third Partner of the Bozoglu Izgi law firm, who joined their team in 2020 – did not make the move together with her colleagues and will continue her private practice.
“This combination marks an exciting development for all team members – uniting our collective capabilities in essential industries to provide a deeper offering for our clients,” commented Bozoglu. “We are pleased to become a part of this strong international team and are very confident about the future success of the collaboration.”
“Having a similar culture and working principles, we are looking ahead to the future, and are committed to strengthening our leadership position in the legal industry,” Izgi added. “I am extremely excited and happy with this new venture.”
“We are delighted to welcome the BI Legal team to BASEAK,” Managing Partner Gelip Selcuk commented. “The team offers sophisticated, high-quality legal services across all major practice areas, and I am confident that this collaboration will enhance our ability to address the complex needs of our clients. In addition, they will bring a deeper sector specialization in Life Sciences, which is a priority sector for our firm.”