June 2022 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotion of Mert Elçin to Counsel in our Istanbul office.
Mert has more than 10 years of experience in corporate, M&A and banking and finance transactions as well as regulatory matters and has represented clients from a wide range of sectors, in particular banks, brokers, insurers, asset managers, investment funds and other market participants from the financial services industry, venture capital firms, founders, angel and private equity investors, and companies focusing on life sciences and healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications, retail and manufacturing.
He is also experienced handling international arbitration.
Mert joined Kinstellar in 2019 as a Senior Associate, having worked previously for leading local and international law firms in Turkey, and was promoted to Managing Associate in 2021. He has a strong academic background: after graduating from the Marmara University in Turkey, he gained an LL.M. (Summa cum Laude) in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, and a PhD in Comparative Contract Law and International Arbitration from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Patrik Bolf, Firm Managing Partner comments: ''Congratulations, Mert! Your promotion is a testament to your hard work and outstanding performance, commitment to your clients and team spirit. On behalf of the firm I wish you the best of luck in your new role and look forward to witnessing your growing career.''