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PAE Splits Into AECO and PKS in Turkiye

PAE Splits Into AECO and PKS in Turkiye

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Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office in Turkiye has split into AECO Law and Pelister Keki Sarac & Co.

Former PAE Named Partners Emre Atayilmaz and Gokhan Enkur were joined by Cagri Cetinkaya and Yafes Oner to establish AECO Law. 

Specializing in employment and real estate matters, Atayilmaz co-founded PAE in 2010. Before that, he was an Associate with Dentons.

Specializing in M&A and private equity, Enkur joined PAE in 2011, also moving from Dentons where he was an Associate. 

Cetinkaya focuses on data and technology, corporate law, commercial agreements, and competition law. He joins from Cetinkaya Pehlivan Barlak, where he has been a Partner since 2016. Before that, he was a Senior Associate with Kinstellar between 2013 and 2016. Earlier still, he was an Associate with Dentons between 2010 and 2012 and with Paksoy between 2006 and 2009.

Focusing on corporate law, M&A, energy, and banking and finance, Yafes Oner joins from the former White & Case-affiliated firm Cakmac Attorney Partnership, where he was an Associate between 2021 and 2024. He started his career with PAE as a Trainee Associate in 2017 and became an Associate in 2018.

Former PAE Named Partner Kerim Pelister is joined by Emre Keki and Senem Sarac as Named Partners of Pelister Keki Sarac & Co. together with Partners Cafer Akbayram, Seden Haskarabag, Gokce Turkoglu, and Nazli Macun.

Specializing in banking and finance and corporate/M&A, Pelister co-founded PAE in 2010. His previous experience includes working as a General Manager of LBT Varlik Yonetim between 2008 and 2009, as a Director/Vice President of Lehman Brothers between 2006 and 2009, and as a Senior Lawyer with Dentons between 2002 and 2006.

Keki focuses on corporate/M&A, real estate, banking and finance, and energy. He joined PAE in 2012. Before that, he was an Associate with Herguner Bilgen Ozeke between 2006 and 2012 and with Dentons legacy firm Salans between 2004 and 2006.

Focusing on corporate law, labor, IP/TMT, and dispute resolution, Sarac joined PAE as a Senior Associate in 2017 and made Partner in January 2022. Before that, she was a Senior Specialist with Ergo Sigorta in 2017, a Senior Associate with Arikan Partners between 2015 and 2017, and an Associate with Aydin & Aydin between 2011 and 2015.

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