Attorney at Law Melis Ersöz Koca, M.A. (Founder, Partner)

1999 – 2003 Pertevniyal High School
2003 – 2007 Marmara University Faculty of Law
2007 – 2010 Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences – Privat Law, M.A. Degree: PPPs in the Light of EU and Turkish Law
2010 – Awarded by Ünal Aysal Foundation
2008 – 2009 Köln University
2010 – …. Marmara Üniversitesi Institute of Social Sciences – Privat Law, Ph.D. Pending: EU Inheritance Law Revolution

Av. Melis Ersöz Koca has been working as an attorney since 2008 by the Istanbul Bar Association. She has worked as law intern in different law offices in Turkey and Germany. She is fluent in German and English. She admitted by the Federal Consulate of Germany in Istanbul as a trusted lawyer (Vertrauensanwalt). Melis Ersöz Koca is also registered at the Berlin Bar Association of Germany. She has been working as a Trademark Attorney since 2013 and as a Mediator since 2016.

Attorney at Law Serhat Koca (Founder, Partner)

1999 – 2003 Kabataş High Schhol
2003 – 2007 Marmara University Faculty of Law
2009 – 2010 RMIT University (REW), Melbourne, Australia

Serhat Koca continues his career as a lawyer by the Istanbul Bar Association. In addition to his profession of law, he is a Mediator and a Trademark Attorney. He has a good command of English. He has extensive experience especially in commerce law, contract law, real estate and inheritance law. Especially in Europe and the US he has cooperations with several law offices, including Germany. He aims to serve the best service by having the responsibility of both domestic and overseas clients in private law disputes in Turkey.

Attorney at Law and Public Notary Mr. Roland Krause (Of Counsel) (Advocat – Barselona)

Focus of his work: German Notary Transactions, German and European Inheritance Law, Corporate Succession, International Contract Law, especially Compansation Law, Real Estate Law.

2019 Legal Advisor at Koca & Ersöz Law Firm
2016 Notary Exam in Berlin, Notary Education in Berlin, Stuttgart and Strasbourg
2009 Admission to the bar in Barcelona at the Collegi d’Advocats de Barcelona as a European lawyer with registration number 45 of the chamber.
2007 – 2009 Ankara Üniversitesi Law Faculty, visiting professor
2004 – 2012 Freie Universität Berlin, Research Assistant, Institute for Private International Law, Civil Procedural Law and Comparative Law: Lecturer at Inheritance Law, Private International Law
2001 Studio Legale Siesto Meissner, Rome, internship in a law firm
1999 – 2004 Freie Universität Berlin, B.A. Law Faculty

Attorney at Law Şebnem Bedük (Managing Lawyer)

1982-1989 İstanbul High School

1989-1992 İstanbul University Faculty of Law

Sebnem Bedük has been working as a lawyer by the Istanbul Bar Association since 1995. She has worked in many fields of private law since the first years of her profession. She has specialized in the fields of Corporate Law, Law of Obligations, Construction Law, Intellectual Property Law, Business Law and Sports Law. She worked in Turkey’s leading law firms as a managing lawyer and has given seminars and courses in the field of private law. She speaks German fluently.

Attorney at Law Nihan Küpelioğlu Gelmez, LLM

2002-2006 Mehmet Akif Ersoy High School
2006-2010 Marmara University Faculty of Law
2012-2018 İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi University Institute of Social Sciences – Privat Law, LL.M. Degree: Mandatory Transfer of Property According to the Property Ownership Law.

Av. Nihan Küpelioğlu Gelmez has been working as a lawyer by the Istanbul Bar Association since 2011. She has worked in various fields of private law since her lawyer internship, and has gained experience especially in the fields of Law of Obligations-Lease, Bankruptcy Law and Labor Law.

Attorney at Law Demet Kara, LLM (Berlin)

2006-2010 Yıldırım Beyazıt High School
2010-2014 İstanbul Kültür University Faculty of Law
03.2016-08.2016 Berlin Humboldt University – Faculty of Law (Basic Principles of German Law)
2017-2018 Berlin Humboldt University – Faculty of Law – LLM: Golden Parachute

Demet Kara has been registered in the Istanbul Bar Association since 2015. After completing her internship at our law office, she settled in Berlin for graduate and language education. After completing her master’s degree at Humboldt University, she first worked at the Federal Assembly of Germany and later at a Legal Tech Law Firm in Berlin. Attending us again in 2019, Av. Demet Kara is fluent in German and English.

Attorney at Law Seda Yapıcı

2010-2014- Manisa Hasan Türek High School

2014-2018- Marmara University Faculty of Law  (honors degree)

Seda Yapıcı graduated from Manisa Hasan Türek High School in 2014 as the best student of the school and in 2018 from the Marmara University Faculty of Law with honors.

Attorney at M. Hayreddin Cıplak

2006-2010 Eskişehir Fatih High School

2010-2014  University of Boğaziçi, Faculty of mechanical engineering

2014-2018- Istanbul University Faculty of Law  (honors degree)

M. Hayreddin Ciplak graduated from Eskişehir Fatih High School in 2010. After discontinuing his studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Boğaziçi in 2014 he graduated from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 2018 with honors.

Murat Ersöz

Murat Ersöz (Financial Advisor, Independent Auditor)

1985 – 1988 Muratlı High School
1988 – 1992 Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Economy
He became Independent Accountant and Financial Advisor in 1999.
In 2015, he also got the Independent Auditor Certificate by being affiliated to the Public Oversight Authority by qualifying for the Ankara University Independent Auditor Certificate.
Since 1992, he works in many domestic and foreign individuals and corporate capital firms in various sectors; Establishment provides organization structure, Production and Management Planning, Personnel, Accounting, Independent audit, tax refund and tax consultancy services. Within the scope of the Turkish Commercial Code, he provides consultancy services on mergers, divisions, capital increases, capital reductions, investment incentives, tax returns.

Mag. iur. Fatma Keleş Özbek

1997 – 2005 Gymnasium (Viyana High School)
2005 – 2017 Viyana University Faculty of Law and LLM Study
2018 – ….  İstanbul University Faculty of Law (Equivalence Studies)

Mag.iur. Fatma Keleş Özbek worked as an intern at the Human Resources department in Japan Tobacco International Austria in 2006, in the Purchasing Department in 2007 and in the Law Department in 2008.
In 2014, she worked as an intern at the Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Fatma Keleş Özbek, who is an Austrian citizen, has lived in Austria since childhood and completed her primary, high school and university education in Austria. She is fluent in English, French and beginner Italian, Turkish and German as a mother tongue.

Stavrula İnci Mutlu

1991 – 1999 Gymnasium (Viyana Ortaokul ve Lisesi)
2003 – 2009 Viyana Faculty of Law

Assistant Gamze Bakır

Our assistant Gamze Bakır started her career in 2011 after completing her education and worked as an assistant manager in various companies. She plans our office schedules and assists our executive team. She joined the Koca & Ersöz team in 2015.

Assistant Ayten Parlak

1991 – 1994 Beşiktaş Etiler High School
1997 – 2001 Istanbul University Faculty of Letters Art History
2001 – 2003 Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences Non-Thesis Master History Teaching

Our assistant secretary Ayten Parlak completed her education in 2003 and joined the business life. He worked as an assistant manager in other law firms. He plans our office and assists our executive team.

Assistant Gülşah Samsama

1998 – 2003 Hauptschule Moosburg a.d.Isar
2006 – 2009 Berufsschule Freising