Having joined our firm in 2007 after completing his LL.M. degree at Istanbul Bilgi University where he also earned an undergraduate degree in law as a student-athlete on a basketball scholarship, İsmet has most recently been serving as a senior associate in our dispute resolution and commercial practice group. In addition to his experience in mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, general corporate and governance matters, and employment law, he also has a great deal of experience in maritime law, shipping and transportation, import-export and customs, and commercial litigation. He frequently publishes on a broad range of industry-specific subjects from employment by foreign entities to online betting, and his LL.M. thesis was entitled Special Compensation in Maritime Salvage. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, a founding member of the Turkish chapter of the International Law Institute, and a member of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey.