Istanbul University, LL.B. 2000

Didem has dedicated her career serving as a consultant lawyer to national and international clients in Turkish, English, and German languages focused on fields of law. With a career of almost two decades, she thrived on her knowledge in various sectors of business. She has a high caliber of experience in multiple fields of law including mergers and acquisitions, project financing, corporate and data protection law. Didem provides legal analysis with a view of all dimensions of the business and demonstrates legal gaps by observing the big picture of the business. 

During her career, she served reputable multinational companies, banks, financial institutions, retailers, and manufacturers. Before joining Cetinkaya, Didem worked as a senior lawyer and partner in reputable Turkish law firms, and as a legal manager in multinational companies.

Didem's experience is covering a variety of sectors such as banking, energy, telecommunications, consumer finance, steel, stainless steel, concrete pumps, automotive, construction, cosmetics, pest control, mining, media & entertainment, software development, and online and offline printing.

She currently advises clients on M&A, project finance, corporate, and data protection law. With her expertise in M&A matters, she provides end-to-end services covering from determination of the availability of sufficient funding for the merger or acquisition on both sides of the transaction to the completion of post-merger processes. She has been involved in projects related to acquisition financing, leverage financing, ECA-covered credits, restructuring of funds, mezzanine financing, and private equities. In Cetinkaya, she continues her work related to project finance and supports the team with her in-depth legal knowledge of matters.