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Levent Bilgi

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Bilgi Hukuk

Emaar Square
Ünalan Mah. Libadiye Cad. No:82 F-Tower K:15 D:45/7001
34700 Üsküdar/Istanbul

Turkey

Position within firm: Founding Member

+90 216 250 65 70

+90 542 317 20 10

Dr. iur. Levent Bilgi is one of our founding partners. Before founding his own office, he worked at the Istanbul offices of reputable international law firms. As a dual-qualified lawyer, he is admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in both Turkey (Avukat) and Germany (Rechtsanwalt). He advises a broad range of domestic and multinational clients on international commercial law, trade and corporate law and public economic law. Levent Bilgi provides strategic advice to international clients entering the Turkish market, domestic clients investing abroad, and commercial clients engaged in complex cross-border transactions and international disputes. Levent Bilgi also specialises in the energy sector and infrastructure projects and is especially active in renewable energy, privatisations, private finance initiatives (PFI), public private partnerships (PPP) and Private Finance 2 (PF2).

Since 2019, Dr. iur. Levent Bilgi serves as an Academic Lecturer on International & PPP law at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul.

HONOURS

Levent is a dual qualified in Germany and Turkey, and heads the firm’s Istanbul desk advising in German and Austrian matters. His areas of expertise include corporate law, public law and project finance.

Leading Individual – Corporate/M&A (Expert Based Abroad)│Chambers Global 2015

EDUCATION

  • 2017 – Ruhr University Bochum, Dr. iur.
  • 2013 – Dokuz Eylul University, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2006 – Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Examination in Law
  • 2006 – Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey, Academic Researcher
  • 2006 – Grand National Assembly of Turkey/TBMM, Academic Assistant
  • 2003 – Ruhr University Bochum, First State Examination in Law
  • 2002 – University of Geneva, Certificate in Transnational Law (CTL)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Istanbul Bar Association, Turkey
  • Hamm Bar Association, Germany
  • Society of German and Turkish Lawyers (DTJV)
  • Bundesverband (Federal Association) Public Private Partnership (BPPP)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Turkey Chapter, in: Kaamil Ansar (ed.), Financing Renewable Energy Projects. A Global Analysis and Review of Related Power Purchase Agreements, Volume 2, ABA Publishing, Chicago/Illinois, 2019
  • Öffentlich-Private Partnerschaften (Public Private Partnerships). Ein Entwicklungs- und Institutionenvergleich nach deutschem und türkischem Recht
    (Public Private Partnerships. Comparing development and institutions with regard to German and Turkish law, publication in German)

Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2018.

LECTURES LIST

  • Speaker on the topic of Establishing a Business in Germany at the online seminar “Almanya, Kuzey Ren-Vestfalya Eyaleti’nin bir yatırım ve ticaret merkezi olarak sunduğu fırsatlar” (Investment opportunities in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia) of NRW.Global Business and Eskisehir Chamber of Industry (ESO), October 2020
  • Speaker on the topic of Your Business in Turkey. Pitfalls and particularities to be aware of at the webinar “Tochterfirma in der Türkei- Was ist zu beachten?” (Subsidiary in Turkey- What to consider?) of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Cologne, October 2020
  • Speaker on the topic of Establishing a Business in Germany at the online seminar “Almanya, Kuzey Ren-Vestfalya Eyaleti’nin bir yatırım ve ticaret merkezi olarak sunduğu fırsatlar (Investment opportunities in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia) of NRW.Global Business of NRW.Global Business and Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO), August 2020.
  • Speaker on the topic of Trade and Company Law in Turkey. Legal pitfalls to be considered when establishing a business in Turkey at the workshop “Praxistag Türkei. Geschäftspraxis, Steuerrecht und Zollunion“ (Business practice in Turkey, tax law and customs union) at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Hamburg, September 2019
  • Speaker on the topic of Infrastructure Project Pipeline in Turkey at the presentation event of “PPP Assessment 2017-18 Report” organized by EBRD-CMS in Vienna, November 2018
  • Speaker on the topic of Trade and Company Law in Turkey at the workshop “Geschäftspraxis Türkei” (Business practice in Turkey) at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Düsseldorf, July 2018
  • Speaker on the topic of Legal Status of Public Companies under Turkish Law at the symposium “Herbsttagung 2017” (Autumn symposium 2017) organized by the Society of German and Turkish Lawyers (DTJV) at the University of Tübingen, November 2017
  • Speaker on the topic of Legal Pitfalls to be Considered by Foreign Investors in Turkey at the seminar “Markteintritt und Vertrieb Türkei. Vielfältige Geschäftschancen am Bosporus” (Market access and distribution in Turkey. Plentiful business opportunities on the Bosporus) at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Frankfurt am Main, October 2015

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial
  • Bankruptcy
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Tax Law
  • White Collar Crime

Languages Spoken

Turkish, English, German, French

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