Hikmet is a partner with extensive expertise mainly on corporate and commercial law, M&A, labor law and real estate transactions. During his career reaching 15 years, he has been heavily involved in conducting due diligence exercises on Turkish companies and share acquisitions involving Turkish companies, the transfer of businesses and shareholdings, establishment and operation of joint stock companies, limited partnerships, branches and liaison offices, as well as corporate governance issues, structuring of shareholders’ relationships among themselves and vis-à-vis the legal entity, insolvency and liquidation.
Hikmet has been acting for companies that are world leaders in their sectors in their daily corporate housekeeping including without limitation, drafting of all relevant documentation, board resolutions, and general assembly of shareholders documents, company and branch formations, advising on employment, social security, tax, consumer protection issues. He has been praised by his clients as having "a very good understanding of employment law in Turkey" and being "a pleasure to work with".
Hikmet is also very experienced in real estate law where he has advised in high-level landmark land acquisitions and lease agreements, as well as creating in rem rights over real estate.
Hikmet was previously partner with one of the recognised law firms in Turkey, where he has worked for over 10 years.
Istanbul Bilgi University Alumni Association.
“An Analysis of Measures to be Taken for Banks with Deteriorating Financial Standing within the Scope of Bank Law numbered 4369 and Banking Law numbered 5411” (LL.M. Paper, 2006)