email@example.com +90-532-***-**** https://www.linkedin.com/in/damla-dogancali-ll-m-9a36643/ Foreign Lawyer / Paralegal / Legal Assistant Profile Services-oriented professional with extensive experience in managing legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, financial and banking operations for both Turkish and international organizations and corporate bodies. Adept at investigating indiscretions, overseeing privatizations, and interacting with clients to facilitate streamlined legal operations. Proficient in drafting, reviewing and negotiating broad range of legal matters for multiple client types while effectively interpreting laws, rules, and regulations and analyzing probable outcomes. Expert in conducting in-depth legal research and analyzing client information and preparing synopses. Demonstrated strengths in legal research, teambuilding, and leadership while leveraging vast legal knowledge and abilities. Admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association in 2005. Proven expertise in:
Legal Assistance / Support
Acquisitions & Mergers Management
Legal Documentation & Paperwork
Privatization & Regulatory Guidance
Client Relationship Building
Legal Services & Consultancy
Risk Identification & Mitigation
Legal Research & Investigation
Masters of Law Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019 Thesis: Appraisal and Squeeze-out Rights under Turkish and Comparative Capital Markets Legislation Bachelors of Law Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law – Istanbul, Turkey Counsel, June 2017 to Present
Generated optimum outcomes by supervising financial practices of AML compliance project while adhering to Turkish AML rules and procedures.
Provide hands-on support by delivering exceptional consultancy services on bank, capital markets and defense industry regulatory in Turkey. Ensured smooth and efficient execution of sales process of all stakes of Boyner Holding in the publicly traded Boyner Perakende ve Tekstil Yatırımları to Mayhoola for Investments LLC while leveraging exceptional abilities. Assisted key account in successful acquisition of whole shareholding by directing all aspects, such as sale of shares in public trading, managing assets, and leading employees in an efficient manner. Key Contribution:
Facilitated US based global bank in all legal aspects, case supervising, and investigation of allegations by an employee on many problems, including mobbing, discrimination, and misuse of company resources.
Supported Spanish international financial services business in implementing the global bank’s anti-corruption strategy document to the Turkish jurisdiction under the supervision of Turkish anti-corruption legislation. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys-at-Law – Istanbul, Turkey Counsel, June 2015 to May 2017
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Attained desired results of numerous projects, including acquisition of a 51% stake in Envy Enerji by Assystem, sales of share by 72.5% stake of Çağlayan Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği. Directed procedures of transfer of a large portfolio of assets, liabilities, and collateral and other contractual positions from multiple organizations. Built and maintained strong relationships with clients by overseeing acquisition of minority shareholding with many companies. Managed privatization of multiple companies and corporate properties, such as hydroelectric power plants by advocating on transfer of rights and arranging all essential documents. Complied with regulations and policies while managing transfer of Turkish term loans with correctness. Key Contributions:
Resolved organizations major and complex issues of corporate law and financial operations.
Symbolized one of the mainstream shareholders of Logo Yazilim, Mediterra in the project of capital selling in Logo Yazılım by a $134M complete marketed offering.
Performed a vast range of advisory services, such as redeveloping credit, running facility agreement, and managing legal aspects of acquisitions and transfer portfolio of assets, liabilities, and collateral and other contractual positions.
Istanbul Office of Locke Lord LLC
Senior Associate, 2011 to 2015
Earn clients satisfaction by assisting underwriters for the SPO (e.g. Emlak REIT and Halkbank), drafting the information memorandum for institutional investors, and overseeing issuance of lease certificate. Ensure efficient execution of bond offering process and deliver legal opinion on bond issuance while utilizing robust professional skills and expertise. Retained strong working relationships with EBRD by directing three loan agreements, sponsor support and guarantee deed implementation, and processing subordinated loan agreement. Key Contribution:
Proposed offerings and retained the title of largest public offering of the year in Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa with the value of offer $1.6B (TL 3.25B).
Delivered top-notch services as Turkish counsel to underwriters by over-subscribing the offers 2.3 times through amplifying engagements of over 100 investors from over 20 countries proposing.
Delivered top-notch consultancy services as an underwriter counsel in enlisting the evidence memorandum provided to the official investors outside the U.S and Turkey for the successful IPO.
Resolved organizations major and complex issues of corporate law and financial operations. Erdem & Erdem Law Firm – Istanbul, Turkey
Associate, April 2009 to December 2010
Led various agreements of EMAAR Turkey, including development, sub-contractor, and facility agreements. Supervised numerous acquisition processes, including bonds and shares acquisition for many companies in a professional manner. Advocated vast number of services, such as counseling on formation of a joint venture, share transfer for Çelebi, and formalizing agreements, sub-contractor agreements, and facility agreements. Advised and recommended policies and procedures of establishment of a joint venture in compliances with laws and regulations. Additional experience as In house Legal Counsel at British American Tobacco Turkey, Associate, and Legal Intern at high growth organizations.
Turkish (Native) English (Fluent) French (Fluent)