Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance Partner, Attorney at Law

Nilay graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the İstanbul Bar Association in 2007. She earned her Masters in Law (LL.M.) degree on Corporate Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009 with the Jean Monnet Scholarship. 

Prior to joining Nazalı Avukatlık Ortaklığı as the corporate, M&A and Banking & Finance partner, Nilay worked as a counsel in a leading law firm in the Republic of Turkey and played an active role in the executive team. Before such experience, she used to work in local and international leading law firms in the Republic of Turkey in the Banking & Finance and M&A departments.

Nilay has wide experience and plays an active role on structuring and implementing corporate and commercial transactions. Her work includes cross-border and domestic corporate and commercial transactions including initial stages such as legal due diligence stages and also signing, closing and post-closing stages regarding mergers and acquisition transactions from entry through to exit.

Nilay provides legal support to international and local clients on both buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions transactions. She also concentrates on representing private equity funds and venture capital firms during fund raising and equity financing activities. Within this context, she provides legal assistance with respect to planning and implementing investment and exit strategies of clients at several stages of such investments. Also, she represents local and international clients with respect to banking and finance transactions including security arrangements both on lender and borrower sides.

Nilay also actively follows up developing technologies such as blockchain. She is also a member of such organizations and works in legal working groups. She is also identified as one of the foremost legal practitioners in corporate law and M&A in the Republic of Turkey as a result of an independent search conducted by WhoisWhoLegal 2018. 

Nilay speaks fluent English.


Istanbul Bar Association (2007)


LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2009)

LLB at İstanbul University, Faculty of Law (2005)


Istanbul Bar Association