Herguner Bilgen Ozeke (HBO) has promoted senior lawyers Nazim Olcay Kurt, Mert Oguzulgen, Deniz Tuncel, Bige Yucel, and Ismet Bozoglu to the firm's Partnership.
Nazim Kurt began his career with HBO as a trainee in 2001, and has most recently been serving as a Managing Associate in the firm's general corporate practice group. He specializes in real estate matters and disputes but also has experience in commercial and real estate litigation, negotiating residential and commercial real estate projects, real estate development, permitting and licensing, structuring real estate sections of energy and infrastructure projects, and international commercial dispute resolution. He holds an LL.M. degree from Istanbul Commerce University and an undergraduate degree in law from Marmara University.
Mert Oguzulgen began his career with Arthur Andersen Legal in 2000, then spent 2001-2004 with the Esin Law Firm. He joined HBO in 2005, and was seconded to the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2011. In recent years he has been a Managing Associate in the firm's corporate transactional practice group, where he specializes in private equity, venture capital, and capital markets, in addition to having experience in public procurement and tenders, joint ventures, and infrastructure and energy projects, as well as cross border mergers and acquisitions. He holds an LL.M. degree from Utrecht University in Law & Economics as well as an undergraduate degree in law from Istanbul University.
Deniz Tuncel, like Oguzulgen, has been promoted from a position as a Managing Associate in the HBO corporate transactional group, where his primary industrial focus has been in manufacturing, e-commerce, energy, and life sciences, and the firm reports that "he generally serves as the lead transactional counsel for cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures." He holds LL.M. degrees from Harvard Law School and Istanbul Bilgi University as well as an undergraduate degree in law from Istanbul University. He began his career in 2002 with the Guzuldere Law Firm, where he stayed until moving to HBO in 2009. He was seconded to the Tokyo office of Mori Hamada Matsumoto in 2014.
Bige Yucel joined HBO in 2005 after one and a half years at the Bicakci & Tanverdi law firm, and until recently she has been a Senior Associate in HBO's dispute resolution and commercial practice group. She provides corporate law advice to commercial clients, specializing in commercial litigation, intellectual property, unfair competition, and employment law issues, and, according to HBO, "she has an extensive background in individual and collective labor dispute resolution, having negotiated many successful high-profile collective bargaining agreements." She holds an LL.M. degree in Business Law from Istanbul Bilgi University as well as an undergraduate degree in law from Istanbul University.
Ismet Bozoglu joined HBO 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. Bozoglu has been a Senior Associate in the firm's dispute resolution and commercial practice groups. In addition to working in mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, general corporate and governance matters, and employment law, he also has experience in maritime law, shipping and transportation, import-export and customs, and commercial litigation.