Ecem Çetinyılmaz
Ecem Çetinyılmaz

Ecem Cetinyilmaz is an Associate in the Corporate Affairs department of Erdem & Erdem Law Office. Being experienced especially in mergers and acquisitions, Ecem Cetinyilmaz takes part in conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of share purchase agreements and shareholders agreements, conducting the signing and closing transactions.

She has taken part in M&A projects in numerous countries such as Russia, Netherlands and Turkey and focused on energy, port and glass industries.

She concludes company formations and liquidations, general assembly and board of directors meetings, capital increase and decreases, amendments of articles of association, company mergers, formation of liaison offices etc. and provides legal consultancy to domestic and international clients in the preparation and review of contracts in various areas, with a special focus on distribution and agency contracts. She has also provided legal consultancy to many entities active in media and television sector on corporate and regulatory matters and assisted in obtaining television broadcasting licenses.

Ecem Cetinyilmaz graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Law and took law courses at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense during her studies. She is currently pursuing her LLM studies on Private Law at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences.

Illustrative Recent Representations

  • Conducting share purchase and share acquisition transactions of Russian and Dutch subsidiaries of a Turkish group of companies, coordinating transactions with the foreign law firms
  • Preparing vendor legal due diligence reports for leading Turkish port companies
  • Providing legal consultancy to a Turkish company in glass industry in the sale of 15% shares to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and taking part in the drafting and negotiation of the share transfer and shareholders agreements
  • Providing ongoing legal consultancy to a leading Turkish company in glass industry in relation to its foreign sales representation contracts (distribution, agency, franchising, etc.)
  • Assisting the re-financing of hydroelectric power plants acquired by a Turkish group of companies, review and revision of the loan agreement and related security package
  • Taking part in the Turkey projects of an international company active in the renewable energy business
  • Incorporation of companies, branches and liaison offices operating in various sectors such as brokerage, renewable energy, recycling and payment services and conducting merger, liquidation and closing transactions of some of the foregoing
  • Providing legal consultancy to many entities active in television sector on corporate and regulatory matters, conducting communications with the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) and obtaining television broadcasting licenses


  • İstanbul University LLM Studies on Private Law (Pending)
  • İstanbul University Faculty of Law
  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, Exchange Program
  • İstanbul American Robert College

Languages: Turkish, English, French


  • Istanbul Bar Association