Bülent Özdirekcan is a partner of Gide's affiliated firm in Turkey, Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak. He has been advising major local and foreign corporation in their investments in Turkey since 1998 and specialises in corporate, mergers & acquisition and restructuring operations for listed and non-listed companies with private or public capital, particularly in the automotive, banking & insurance, energy and real estate sectors. He also handles all taxation aspects pertaining to the aforementioned transactions, including those arising from foreign funding.
Admitted to the Paris and Istanbul Bar Associations, he holds a Ph. D. in Law from Paris Val-de-Marne University (France), a LL.M. in Private Law from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), two Master’s degrees from Paris Panthéon-Assas University (France) respectively in Private Law - Judiciary Careers and Business & Tax Law, and one from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law (Turkey). He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the French & Turkish Chamber of Commerce in Turkey since 2012.