Former Counsels Nazli Bezirci, Nihan Bacanak, and Simel Sarialioglu, and Sansal Erbacioglu have been promoted to Partner at Paksoy.
According to Paksoy, Nazli Bezirci mainly advises on “mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate and commercial matters, with a special focus on the financial services, insurance and pensions, chemicals, and industrial sectors." According to the firm, "she also has key expertise in public mergers and acquisitions and the governance of public companies.” She has an LL.B. from Ankara University and an LL.M. from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prior to joining Paksoy in 2010, she spent over five years with the Topaloglu Law Firm and half a year with Linklaters.
Nihan Bacanak, according to Paksoy, “specializes in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial matters, with significant experience in the services sector and the manufacturing industry. She leads complex cross-border M&A projects and advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. She also has a particular focus on healthcare and pharmaceutical businesses, which she advises on compliance and regulatory matters.” She has an LL.B. from Marmara University and an LL.M. from Georgetown. She spent over two years as an Associate with Paksoy, two and a half years with Pekin & Pekin, and two years in private practice, before rejoining Paksoy in 2012.
According to Paksoy, Simel Sarialioglu “specializes in commercial arbitration and litigation. She acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including telecom, media, IT, construction, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. She has an LL.B. from Dokuz Eylul University and an LL.M. from the Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining Paksoy in 2016, she spent a year and a half with Akinci, eight months with Ozbek, and over seven and a half years with DLA Piper.
Sansal Erbacioglu is the Head of Tax and Fiscal Services at Paksoy. According to the firm, “he advises clients on the tax and fiscal aspects of foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity subscriptions, banking and finance, and capital markets transactions. His expertise spans a wide range of taxation matters, including in the real estate, financial services, aviation, and defense industries. He has 15 years of experience in tax and fiscal services, and has worked at Paksoy for nine years.” He has a Master’s degree from the Istanbul Bilgi University. Prior to joining Paksoy in 2012, he spent eight years with PwC.
“We warmly congratulate our new partners, who are a testimony to Paksoy’s strength in these practice areas,” the firm added.