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Esra Uçar

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King's College London, LL.M in International Financial Law

Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, LLB

University of Cologne, Faculty of Law, Germany (Exchange Student with Erasmus Mundus Program)




Local Pension Partnership, Junior Lawyer

Verdi Attorney Partnership, Legal Trainee (February 2016-August 2017)


  • Provided legal services for national and international companies on various legal and corporate compliance matters, supervised on incorporation, share transfer, capital increase, capital decrease, liquidation, branch opening processes of joint stock companies, prepared articles of associations, general assembly minutes, board of directors’ resolutions, internal directives and signature circulars;
  • Conducted researches regarding capital markets and banking legislations, personal data protection legislations, and labour law; prepared and reviewed internal policies in accordance with the new legislations;
  • Advised a leading international bank on their legal matters on a daily basis;
  • Represented clients in global offerings, involved in the drafting, reviewing, and editing of the Turkish prospectus and the international offering circular, carried out due diligence and fact checking processes;
  • Represented clients in M&A projects in various sectors, including entertainment, transportation, real estate and packaging; carried out due diligence documents, and assisted in drafting the due diligence reports and SHAs;
  • Represented various banks and clients in finance projects, and assisted in drafting the loan documentations in various sectors;
  • Drafted and edited legal opinions in corporate law matters such as dividend payments for shareholders, processing of sensitive personal data by the company;
  • Provided pro bono legal consultancy to Centre for Family Women Support and People with Disabilities (AKDEM) in order to support indigent women and people with disabilities.


Egemenoğlu Law FirmIntern (June-July 2015)

Yamaner & Yamaner Law Offices, Internship (June-July 2014)



  • Pro Bono Community London
  • King's Women in Law
  • Young ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Centre)