Partners Ozan Karaduman, Merve Karaduman, and Filiz Toprak Esin have announced that the Karaduman Law Firm and Esin Legal have merged in May 2022 and will operate under the Karaduman & Esin Law Firm brand.
Specializing in IT and telecoms, data privacy, and corporate and M&A, Ozan Karaduman was a Partner at the Karaduman Law Firm between 2020 and 2022. Earlier, he spent over 13 years at Gun+Partners, having first joined as an Associate in 2007, and being promoted to Senior Associate, Managing Associate, and Partner in 2012, 2015, and 2018, respectively.
Merve Karaduman has expertise in litigation and dispute resolution and was previously a Partner at the Karaduman Law Firm, from 2014 to 2022. Before joining the firm, she was an Attorney-at-Law at Gun+Partners from 2009 to 2014.
Esin specializes in corporate and M&A, competition law, and anti-corruption and compliance matters and founded Esin Legal in 2021. Earlier, she spent over 15 years at Gun+Partners from 2006 to 2021, having first joined as an Associate and being promoted to Senior Associate, Managing Associate, and Partner in 2013, 2015, and 2020, respectively. In 2010, she also worked for AstraZeneca Turkiye, on secondment, as a Legal Counsel.
"All three partners have the same educational background in Galatasaray University and years of experience working together in one of the largest law firms in Turkey previously, they have the same vision and discipline in working with international clients and are sure of their harmony and ability in providing high-quality services in various practice areas," the new firm announced.