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    Seçil Abalı is a Principal in the Corporate and Antitrust Departments. She joined the firm in 2000.

    Ms. Abalı's practice areas include corporate law, commercial law and competition law; in particular, M&As, banking and finance transactions, debt and equity capital markets transactions and merger control procedures. Ms. Abalı advises numerous major international companies with regard to cartel and abuse of dominant position matters.

    She speaks Turkish and English and has a law degree from Dokuz Eylül University as well as an LLM degree from London Guildhall University.

    Honors & Awards

    Ms. Abalı is recommended by Chamber Europe 2012- Leaders in their Field in Banking and Finance sector.

    She is recommended by Legal 500 in competition law.

    "Debt and equity-linked - Akbank notes" deal, which has been led by Ms. Seçil Abalı and Ms. Sezin Turan, was nominated as the Deal of the Year in International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Europe Awards 2011.

    Publications The Lawyer Briefing Turkey, 30 January 2012, "Turkey's First Dual Listing"

    The European Antitrust Review 2009 - Turkey Section

    Global Competition Review 2008 - Non-Compete Clauses under Turkish Competition Jurisprudence

    Bar Admissions



    • On 12 December 2017, Eda Cerrahoğlu, together with Nick Cherryman from the London Office of King & Spalding International LLP, hosted an Arbitration Roundtable titled International Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration. In-House Counsel and Representatives of select local and multinational companies were among participants.

    • On 2 February 2018, Eda Cerrahoğlu, made a panel presentation at the ASA Annual Conference 2018 on the topic of "Conflicting Assumptions on Instructions to Party and Tribunal Appointed Experts in International Arbitration".

    • Prof. Dr. Fadlullah Cerrahoğlu will be teaching for the fourth time this year on 24-25 April the lecture "Doing Business in Turkey" in the LLM Program at Fribourg University of Switzerland.




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