Turkish lawyers Semih Metin and Seval Cicek have founded the MC Legal law firm in Istanbul.
According to MC Legal, Metin "has a wide range of knowledge and experience in various fields such as domestic and international initial public offerings, local and foreign issuances of bonds and other securities, regulations governing publicly traded companies, brokerage houses and other capital market institutions, share and property merger and acquisition projects and conducting due diligences, preparation of all kinds of corporate legal documentation, corporate, and commercial law and establishment of compliance programs on local and international anti-bribery and corruption regulations."
Metin spent 14 years with Turkey's Capital Markets Board, the better part of four years with DLA Piper in Istanbul, a year and half as a Partner at Nazali Tax and Legal Services, and over a year as Head of Legal at Hurriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacilik A.S. He graduated from the Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1997 and obtained an LL.M. from the Duke University School of Law in the United States in 1998.
Cicek, who specializes in employment law, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, spent a year as a Senior Attorney at Nazali Tax & Legal Services, then the past ten months at SC Legal Services, which she founded in October 2019. She also spent six years as an auditor in Turkey's Social Security Institution. She graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Law in 2017.
According to Semih Metin, "we define MC Legal as a boutique law firm which offers corporate & commercial, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, employment and social security law services for our clients. Although we are capable of handling specific projects on the relevant legal areas, we will have a strong focus on providing retainer legal services, which is highly needed by Turkish companies."