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Zeynep Yavuz

Zeynep Yavuz is a Senior Associate specialized in Project Finance & Acquisition Finance, and Structured Finance with a particular focus on energy, infrastructure, PPPs and real estate investments.

Zeynep’s practice focuses on the representation of commercial and investment banks, credit agencies and other financial institutions.  In addition, she also represents sponsors and borrowers in relation to a broad range of banking and finance transactions including domestic and international acquisition finance, project finance, structured finance, restructuring, refinancing and syndication transactions.

Zeynep regularly advises major Turkish and foreign banks, financial institutions, sponsors, and corporate borrowers in relation to drafting and negotiating project finance and acquisition finance agreements, structured finance agreements and security agreements.  In addition, she has extensive experience in share pledges, mortgages, movable pledges, account pledges, assignments of receivables and guarantee agreements, drafting legal opinions and all documents related to domestic and cross-border finance transactions.

Prior to joining our firm, Zeynep worked in the Banking & Finance department of a major law firm in Istanbul and as in-house legal counsel for one of the top-five largest banks in Turkey. 

Practice Areas
• Banking & Finance
• Project Finance & Acquisition Finance
• Islamic Finance
• Restructuring & Insolvency
• Privatisation, PPP & Government Contracts

• Construction & Infrastructure
• Financial Institutions
• Energy & Natural Resources

Bars and Court
Istanbul Bar Association, 2008

LL.M., Galatasaray University, Institute of Social Sciences, 2009

LL.B., Istanbul University, School of Law, 2007

English, Turkish

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