Melis Aritman Alp

AYA Hukuk Burosu - Turkey

Founding Partner



Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Corporate and M&A
Private equity

Industry sectors:


Founding Partner. Education: Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Faculty of Law (1998), İzmir, Turkey; İzmir Özel Türk Koleji (1993), İzmir, Türkiye. Work Experience: Founding Partner of AYA Law Firm (since 2011); Partner in Esin Hukuk Burosu (currently known as Baker & Mckenzie) (2009-2011); Lawyer and Partner in Somay Hukuk Burosu (2000-2009); International lawyer working as an intern in Van Bael & Bellis Law Firm (Brussels, 2000); Intern in Turunç & Savaşçın Hukuk Bürosu (1998-1999). Bar Membership: İstanbul Bar Association (transfer from Izmir Bar Association in 2000; first ilk üyelik İzmir Barosu 1999). Awards: IFLR Leading Lawyer in various years starting from 2010, one of the best lawyers in Mergers & Acqusitions by Best Lawyers in various years starting from 2010, one of Best Lawyers in Turkey by Who’s Who Legal in 2012 Areas of Expertise: Mergers and Acqusitions, Private-Equity Investments; Energy Law; Payment Institutions, Capital Markets Law; Corporate Law and Contracts; Arbitration.

  • Advised Zorlu Enerji in the sale of its wind energy assets to Akfen Group with a deal value of USD 105 million
  • Advised a major private equity company in its exit from a local medicine company
  • Advised various start-ups in relation to their funding through capital investments

  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds

  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Real estate
  • Shipping

  • Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Faculty of Law (1998)