Istanbul University, LL.B. 2008

Zeynep İnceer Üçgül is a legal professional with more than 12 years’ experience. She began her professional career as a trainee lawyer in 2008 at a reputable international law firm in Istanbul. Her practice focuses on commercial and corporate law, e-commerce law, anti-corruption law, employment law, litigation, data privacy law, compliance, and real estate law matters.

She has extensive knowledge in commercial and corporate law in regard to drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and employment contracts and corporate governance policies including human resources, remuneration, social benefits and information security policies. She has broad experience in litigation representing clients in all aspects of conflicts before commercial, consumer, labor and administrative courts. In particular, she has extensive knowledge in employment law representing market-leading companies in most complex cases including mass layoffs. During her career, she has taken leading roles in due diligence for sizeable transactions including M&As, IPOs and privatizations for local and international clients.

Before joining Cetinkaya, Zeynep worked in London/the UK for five years as a contract attorney for Magic Circle law firms and participated in large scale commercial case projects, including but not limited to compliance matters, anti-corruption and anti-bribery investigations (both internal and regulatory investigations in various jurisdictions), commercial litigation and arbitration (related to different areas of law such as project finance, banking, insurance, energy, health, maritime and data protection). During her period in the UK, she undertook extensive training from these firms relating to GDPR and data protection, anti-money laundering & bribery, comparative anti-trust law, EU competition law, and business ethics policies & procedures.

She currently advises clients on corporate, employment, data protection law and regulatory & compliance matters; she also actively works for multinational clients on corporate restructurings and their ESG investment regulation matters. With her combination of advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth legal knowledge, Zeynep always focuses on providing prompt, detailed and accurate advice in legal matters, while also taking commercial aspects into consideration.