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P.hD with legal, compliance experience

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
January 23, 2018

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Dr. Gizem ALPER, Esq.


Bilingual Turkish qualified lawyer with amass years of professional, training/ teaching, writing and research experience in corporate & transactional law and compliance. Also experienced in project documentation & translation. EDUCATION

• P.hD, Law, Istanbul University, Turkey (2013)

Year abroad at Universite Nice- Sophia Antipolis, France in 2010

Thesis: Ultra Vires Doctrine in relation to legal entities, with emphasis on scope of power of directors

• LL.M, European and International Business Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands (2001)

Thesis: Cross-border Mergers Within Europe

• LL.B, Law, Ankara University, Turkey (1999)

• High School, Ari Private High School, Turkey (Class of ’95) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Freelance Legal Translation, Project Documentation and Legal Opinions (2015 -)

• Visiting Research Scholar, The New School, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, New York City, USA (2016- 2017)

Research and publications focused on sustainable businesses, compliance and tech policies

• Assistant Professor, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey (2013- 2014)

Conducted contract and business law courses (in English)

Organized international conferences

• Research Associate, Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey (2009- 2012)

Co-conducted corporate law courses

Organized international conferences

Carried out relations with international institutions

• Legal and Compliance Counsel, Corio Turkey (REIT), Istanbul, Turkey (2008- 2009)

Acted as sole legal counsel in Turkey for Dutch REIT in coordination with HQ in the Netherlands

Carried out relations with various stakeholders

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• Legal Counsel, International and Corporate Law Division, Turk Ekonomi Bank

(Affiliate of BNP Paribas), Istanbul, Turkey (2006- 2008)

As part of international law department, acted as legal counsel for various departments of bank and other subsidiaries of BNP Paribas in relation to financial transactions

• Legal and Compliance Counsel, Multi Development Corporation, Istanbul, Turkey

(2004- 2005)

Acted as sole legal counsel in Turkey for Dutch corporation in coordination with HQ in the Netherlands

Carried out relations with various stakeholders

• Associate, Paksoy International Law Offices, Istanbul, Turkey (2002- 2004) PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

• Corporate Compliance & Ethics, New York University, New York, USA (2015)

• US Legal Methods, Institute for US Law- George Washington University, Washington DC, USA (2013)

• Summer Institute in American Law, Fordham Law School, New York, USA (2012)

• Legal Translation and Terminology, Institute of Banking and Commercial Law, Ankara, Turkey (1999)

• American Law, Columbia University Summer Program, Leiden, The Netherlands




• “AI Personhood: A Futuristic Approach to Tackle Challenges”, still working on fınal draft

• “Virtual Currency- Foe or Friend?”,, 2017

• “Global Initiative for Certification of Corporate Sustainability”,, 2016

• “How the Banking Industry Could Shape the Future for Corporate Sustainability”,, 2016

• “Creating a Value- Oriented Sustainable Business”,, 2016

• “Decade Long Dilemma of Business Ethics”,, 2016

• “Prohibition of Self- dealing by the Board of Directors in Corporations”, Maltepe University Law Faculty Journal, 2013

• “Annulment of General Meetings under the Draft Turkish Commercial Code”, Publication in honor of Prof. Dr. T. Arat, 2012

• “Representation in Private International Law”, Publication in honor of Prof. Dr. H. Hatemi, 2009

• "Gateway to Europe: Legal Developments in the Turkish Market", Diplomatic Newsbridge, 2005

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• Turkey Chapter in “International Protection of Adults”, Oxford University Press

(ed. Claire van Overdijk, Richard Frimston, Adrian Ward, Alex Ruck Keene), Oxford/ New York, 2015

• Ultra Vires Doctrine under Private Law, Vedat Publishing, Istanbul, 2013 SCHOLARSHIPS

• Erasmus Research Grant (through European Agency Office) (2010)

• Grant, Columbia University Summer Program (1998) SKILLS & OTHER

• Fluent in English and Turkish

• Limited working proficiency in French (Level B1)

• Admitted to Istanbul Bar Association (since 2002)

• Certified Legal Expert for Istanbul Courts

• Consecutive/ Legal Translator (English- Turkish, Turkish- English)

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