Turkey's Nazali Legal Services has announced the opening of new Russian and Moroccan country desks, led by Altinay Sheralieva and Esma Parmak, respectively.
Sheralieva, the new Legal Director for Russia & CIS at Nazali Legal, joined the firm in May of this year. According to Nazali Legal, she "advises and represents Turkish companies doing business in Russia and CIS, she provides legal consultancy in a wide range of issues, including cross-border investment projects, multi-jurisdictional merger and acquisition projects, and litigation." Before joining Nazali, the firm reports, Sheralieva "advised Turkish construction companies with regard to turn-key construction projects in Russia and CIS [and she] negotiated and drafted contracts within the scope of turn-key construction projects, including EPC contracts." According to the firm, "she has worked as legal counsel of Turkish aviation company, has advised on corporate matters, contract law, aviation law and has lead litigation matters in Russia and CIS. Altinay advised and conducted acquisition of Turkish companies by Russian investors."
Esma Parmak, the new head of the Nazali Legal Morocco Desk, began her professional career in 2001 in the Tax department of Arthur Andersen Turkey and then moved to Ernst & Young, Turkey, where she stayed until the end of 2004. Since then she has worked at Carrefoursa Turkey, Global Investment Holding, Yapi Merkezi Construction, and Tabanlioglu Architecture, which, Nazali Legal reports provided her with "extensive experience in various sectors such as local and international taxation and tax audits, company mergers, company setup on abroad, international accounting, reporting and auditing." Indeed, according to the firm, "Esma's experience is mainly focused on international markets, especially in Middle Eastern, European, and African countries."