Yalin Akmenek Moves from GKC to Esin Attorney Partnership

Yalin Akmenek Moves from GKC to Esin Attorney Partnership

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Former GKC Partners' Partner Yalin Akmenek has joined Esin Attorney Partnership.

According to the Esin Attorney Partnership, Akmenek "joins the firm and our leadership team as a disputes partner with several years' experience working on and leading various aspects of substantial disputes. His practice is mostly focused on commercial and capital markets disputes, with a specific focus on shareholder and M&A disputes, in Turkish courts and also arbitral tribunals. In addition, Yalin has solid experience concerning Turkish clients' disputes outside of Turkey.”

Akmenek has also been appointed as the leader of the Esin Attorney Partnership COVID-19 Task Force.

Akmenek spent 16 and a half years with GKC Partners — the Turkish firm associated with White & Case. He holds an LL.B. from Istanbul University.

"I am thankful for the warm welcome and look forward to assisting our clients in these difficult and challenging times which unfortunately seem to generate various disputes on different levels or give rise to various legal questions," Akmenek commented.

“I’m delighted to welcome Yaiın to the Esin family,” commented Managing Partner Ismail Esin. “With Yalin's arrival, we stand out as the only law firm that has a dispute team consisting of three individually ranked partners and a very large and able team with unmatched credentials. We are certain that the legal market will continue to grow in the upcoming period and our dispute resolution experience will continue to gain prominence. I trust Yalin’s expertise and believe his contribution to our dispute resolution practice and to our office will be invaluable."