Ayşe Ülkü SOLAK

Partner Attorney at Law, Corporate-Merger&Acquisition, Data Protection&IP

Ülkü graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Law in 2006 and was admitted to the İstanbul Bar Association in 2007.

Prior to joining Nazalı Avukatlık Ortaklığı as the corporate and M&A partner, Ülkü worked as a counsel at another leading law firm in Turkey.

Ülkü structures and implements corporate and commercial transactions as well as deals in all business phases. Her work includes cross-border and domestic corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions and contracts, from entry through to exit. Under corporate and commercial law, her major practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, information and technology law and growth finance.

Ülkü provides legal support to international and local clients on both buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions transactions. She also concentrates on representing venture capital firms during fund raising and equity financing activities. Ülkü is actively involved in planning and implementing investment and divestment strategies as well as in venture capital and angel investment transactions, ranging from seed to growth capital. Ülkü is also actively participate to the events of different organizations as mentor, jury or as speaker to contribute the sustainable growth of Turkish start-up ecosystem.

Ülkü also actively follows up developing technologies such as blockchain, IOT, AI and advices her clients in all kinds of information technology law related matters, especially on data protection.

Ülkü speaks fluent English and beginner level German and Spanish.

Registrations

Istanbul Bar Association (2007)

Education

Bilgi University LL.M. in Information Technology Law (Ongoing)
Bilkent University, School of Law (2006)

Memberships

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Former Co-Chair of the Forum of the Commissions, National Representative of Turkey, Co-chair of the Human Rights Committee