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IFLR 1000
WWL Banking
WWL Project Finance
Founding Partner

Begum is a founding partner with appraised expertise mainly on banking and finance, M&A and corporate and capital markets work. In her career reaching 20 years, she has extensively advised financial institutions and sponsors in financings of energy, infrastructure, real estate projects, took part in structured financing deals, acted for buyers and sellers in acquisitions and privatisations, provided advice on regulated sectors such as energy, securities and insurance, lead negotiations with public and private parties, assisted in structuring of businesses of corporations who are world leaders in their fields and during their operations.  


She was previously partner with one of the recognised law firms in Turkey, where she acted as the partner supervising almost all the legal work produced, and took managerial responsibilities. 


Begum is widely recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and projects and energy. 

  • Ranked individual in Chambers and Partners’ Global and Europe Guide, Banking/Finance (Band 2), Corporate/M&A (Band 3) and Projects/Energy (Band 3) 

  • Listed as Leading Individual in Legal 500,  Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and Project Finance/Projects 

  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Banking, M&A, Natural Resources, Project Finance, Public Procurement, Telecoms and Media chapters 

  • Ranked in Best Lawyers, Banking Law, Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation

  • Recommended by Global Law Experts as expert lawyer in Project Finance.  


  • Istanbul International Law Association, Vice Chairman of the Board

  • First Law International Network, Member of the Advisory Board

  • Georgetown University Alumni Association, Member

  • American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association, Member

  • Friends of Jessup, Member

T: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)

F: +90 212 266 66 94

Bar Admissions:

2000, New York State Bar

1997, Izmir Bar Association
(currently registered with Istanbul Bar Association)

Legal Education:

Georgetown University Law Center
(LL.M. in Common Law Studies, 1998)

Dokuz Eylul University, School of Law
(LL.B., 1996)


Turkish, English and French (basic)

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