Eren Kursun has been appointed the new Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Turkish affiliate Esin Attorney Partnership – to start on July 1, 2023 – taking over from Ismail Esin who will continue to manage the Dispute Resolution department and serve on the firm's executive board.
Kursun, an M&A and Private Equity specialist, joined the Esin Attorney Partnership in 2014 as a Partner and became a board member of the firm in 2019. Earlier, he had spent nine years as a Partner with White & Case.
“I never defined myself as a founding partner,” Esin stated. “Being the first intern in the office was more than enough for me. And life is actually a relay race. The only way to win this race is to hand over the flag to the right person at the right time and in the right way. I have the ultimate peace of mind; the flag will be in safe hands.”
“It is a great honor for me to be deemed worthy of this position and to take over from a doyen like Ismail Esin,” Kursun commented. “As Managing Partner, I will act with the objective, and with the excitement, of overcoming all the challenges of today’s world with our business, our values, and our corporate culture, all of which have grown and strengthened every year for 25 years.”