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Kinstellar Promotes Mert Elcin to Partner and Rebrands in Turkiye

Kinstellar Promotes Mert Elcin to Partner and Rebrands in Turkiye

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Following Gen Temizer's announcement that it is going independent, Kinstellar announced the appointment of Mert Elcin to Partner and leader of its new Turkish law practice – KST Law.

"For compliance with local bar requirements, Turkish law services will be provided by KST Law in cooperation with our foreign attorney partnership in Turkey, Kinstellar Foreign Attorney Partnership, headed by Edmund Emre Ozer," the firm explained.

Focused on corporate, M&A, banking and finance, and dispute resolution, Elcin first joined the Kinstellar team in Turkiye in 2017 as an Attorney at Law. Before that, he worked for Guner Law Office as a Senior Associate between 2014 and 2017 and as a Managing Associate in 2017. Earlier, he was an Associate with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle between 2012 and 2014 and a Legal Trainee with Herguner Bilgen Ozeke between 2006 and 2007.

"Turkiye is a strategic location for our clients and the leading international law firms with whom we have strong referral relationships," Kinstellar Managing Partner Kristof Ferenczi commented. "I am pleased to welcome to our partnership Mert Elcin who will add further strength to our team. We are committed to further building out our offering in Istanbul and we look forward to working with our Istanbul office’s group of talented lawyers. With our expanded capabilities, we are confident in our ability to leverage substantial opportunities for both our clients and our Istanbul team."

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